1. A line up for everyone

2022 welcomes FOUR thoroughly unique headliners to Standon Calling festival. 

Skank to Madness on Thursday, get uplifted by Anne-Marie’s melodic tunes on Friday, be charmed by Loyle Carner’s unique brand of UK Hip-Hop on Saturday, and just after you’ve recovered from Dick & Dom’s infamous DJ Battle, Come Together for Primal Scream to crown the weekend on Sunday. 

Traverse the musical spectrum and top-hits timeline with legendary acts that Mum, Dad and even Gramps remember from the 80’s (hello Earth Wind & Fire ft Al McKay & Grandmaster Flash) alongside genre-bending artists rewriting the rulebook (enter Sleaford Mods, Self Esteem and Elkka). 

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors will deliver an educational and side-splitting performance for the kids (okay…and the adults!) and Mr Motivator MBE is guaranteed to bring the very best type of positive (lycra clad) energy to your weekend. 

All this sits amongst a carefully curated mix of music and non-music activities including Comedy, Talks, Wellbeing, Circus Acts, Workshops and so much more!

2. Camping options to suit all budgets

£ – Family Camping included

Family (or General) camping is included with all Weekend tickets. Family campers can relax with earlier bedtimes and kiddie friendly facilities.

££ – Camper or Caravan

Bring your own camper or caravan to enjoy those home comforts in the field. Plots are available with or without power. Live in vehicle spots from £76.30. Book Camper tickets here.

£££ – Boutique Camping 

Treat the family to Boutique! We have 9 Boutique structures to choose from, all located in an idyllic riverside spot benefitting from premium toilets and showers plus a handy luggage courier service on arrival (Thursday, Friday) and departure (Monday). Structures available from £150 per person (equating to just £37.50 a night for a lovely nights kip). Find out more and book Boutique camping here.

3. Jam-packed kids programme

Let their imaginations run wild as they get stuck into a full programme of weird and wonderful activities. Standon Calling is the interactive playground that they can only dream of. 

A brief flavour of what’s to come in our full family programme: Workshops, Theatre, Storytime, Crafts, Discos, Woodland Tribe Building, Circus Acts, Creative Costume Making, Swimming Pool, Dog Show and Dinosaurs! 

Kids up to 3 years old come for a fiver, ages 4-12 cost £30. Tickets on sale now.

4. Let independent teens explore

With Standon Calling’s family friendly feel, teens can feel confident to enjoy the weekend with a little independence. The festival is big enough that they can explore and have fun, but small enough to know they’re safe.

New for 2022: Bespoke teen workshop programme coming soon!

5. Parents can have fun too!

Bringing the kids invites curious, innocent playtime into your festival weekend but that’s not to say you can’t still have fun as a grown up! Standon Calling is also a playground for adults too and we’ve made it easy for you to let your hair down.

Mortimer Nannies will look after the little ones so that you can enjoy a child-free evening in the knowledge that the little shrimps are enjoying story time or some sleep. Mortimer Nannies are available to book now.

6. Family activities for everyone

We run lots of family activities that aren’t age exclusive so that everyone can get stuck in. From family yoga and craft workshops, to Woodland Tribe constructive play, the whole gang can have fun together.

7. Cashless wristbands & family accounts

Standon Calling is a cashless festival. Everything is paid for using your wristband and it’s simple to link multiple wristbands to the same account. 

Everyone makes their own purchases but allocating spending money and monitoring your families spending is easy via the app or our website. This system also means that there’s no chance of the kids buying anything they shouldn’t.

8. Costume Parade

The Costume Parade is Saturday’s center-piece. Each year, you lot get incredibly crafty, creative and clever with your costumes and follow the Pandemonium Drummers through the festival site to show off your crazy characters! It’s a lot of fun and there are some highly coveted prizes to be won. 

This year’s theme is Who Let The Toy’s Out?! More to come on this soon but it’s never soon enough to start costume planning!

9. Bring the Dog (and enter The Dog Show!)

Standon Calling wouldn’t be a true family affair if your dog wasn’t invited. Luckily, all pooches are welcomed with open arms and alongside our doggy partner Barking Heads, we like to show them a good time. 

Sunday afternoon see’s some of our finest four-legged friends compete in the Annual Dog Show. There’s prizes to be won and it’s a festival highlight for all dog lovers out there.

10. The Street Food Market

Standon Calling’s street food market is the absolute crème de la crème of the UK street food scene and we’re delighted to offer such a tasty selection of food to fuel your weekend. 

Street food works perfectly for all the family – there’s no debates over what’s for dinner!

Dine from the delicious smorgasbord of world cuisines. Try new things every day and prepare to have your taste buds taken to another planet.

Our full family programme will be announced Thursday 10th March. Don’t miss out! Tickets on sale now.


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