Latest additions for Standon Calling
Standon Calling Presents Gods & Monsters
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th August 2011
Standon, Hertfordshire (Just 40 mins from London)
Having earned the reputation in recent years as possessing one of the UK’s most unique and cutting-edge festival line-ups, Standon Calling’s 2011 bill is shaping up to reaffirm this accolade. Just added to the monstrous list of must-see artists are Hercules and Love Affair, Howard Marks, John Grant, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Dan le Sac, Broken Records, Egyptian Hip Hop and more than 30 other new names.
Experimental disco outfit, Hercules and Love Affair, are set to top the bill on the Twisted Licks Stage on Saturday night, joining Main Stage headliners Spiritualized and Battles in complementing this year’s Gods & Monsters theme. Elsewhere, Howard Marks is headlining the Under Covers Literary Lounge which includes, along with readings and comedy, a Literary Death Match contest and the inaugural ‘Standon Calling’s Bad Sex Awards’.
Joining the musical mix are John Grant and his musical tales of redemption; Chicago’s nine-piece Hypnotic Brass Ensemble showcasing their high-energy, brass-fuelled, hip-hop funk fusion; Dan Le Sac on DJ duties and Scottish six-piece indie-folksters Broken Records. The likes of Cut A Shine, The Travelling Band and The Moulettes, meanwhile, will provide the Magpie’s Nest Stage with a decidedly up-tempo folky flavour.