Dear Standoners, 

We are heartbroken to announce that due to the impact of Covid-19, the 15th anniversary of Standon Calling will no longer be taking place in 2020. As communicated in April, we have been exploring multiple options, however it has become clear that hosting the festival this year will not be possible. 

We are incredibly sad that this will be the first year since we started out that the festival will not go ahead, but this is the right decision for all of us – our audience, our staff, our local community, our artists and the emergency services.

The 15th anniversary will now take place between 22nd-25th July 2021 and I can promise you that we are already relishing the challenge to deliver The Party of All Time and then some… after all of this is behind us we are going to need it! To join us, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll automatically roll your ticket over to 2021.

After Nile Rodgers brought the curtain down on a very special 2019 festival, I said that the longevity of Standon Calling is built on the support of its audience. Without you, there would be no festival. Without you, the event would be no more than many glorious faded memories – from our biggest ever main stage crowd singing ‘Shotgun’ back at George Ezra in 2018 to a twenty-two year old Florence Welch mesmerizing the masses way back in 2008. Not forgetting Beefy Melons, the Groove Garden, chaotic dog shows and your brilliant homemade costumes for every theme right back to Murder on The Standon Express (for those of you who have been coming since I was a twenty-something with a festival dream). 

Your ongoing support has meant that we have always survived the tough times. We have however, never had to face anything as challenging as this. By rolling over your ticket, you will help ensure the future of Standon Calling, and guarantee many more memories to come. This festival is a labour of love and together we can keep delivering these experiences year on year. 

To show how much your support means to us, every 2020 adult weekend ticket holder that rolls over their ticket to 2021 will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 20 Adult Weekend Festival tickets for life or 1 of 50 £50 bar tabs for 2021. You will also receive exclusive access to a virtual edition of Standon Calling this summer and priority access to any smaller Standon Calling hosted events, should the circumstances allow.

For further details regarding the postponement, or if you’re not able to roll over your ticket and want to claim a refund, please refer to our website. For now, we ask that you all focus on the light at the end of the tunnel, and act with compassion towards one another during this difficult time. As always, thank you for your support and I hope we will all meet again in the fields of Standon in 2021.

Wishing you all the best and stay safe, 

Alex

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