Small & Perfectly Formed

Standon Calling is a boutique music festival set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

Celebrating its very special 17th Birthday in 2023, the festival has come a long way since its birthday garden party beginnings. We know how to put on a festival, and we are very proud of our wonderful audience who come back year-after-year.

Across four fun-filled days you’ll hear music from the acts you love and the very best in emerging talent. Savour incredible food, dance until the early hours, enjoy an abundance of family activities, lounge by the pool, luxuriate in a hot tub, relax with a massage, take in top comedy, be inspired by a talk, or learn something new at a workshop. Plus, prepare to be charmed by the annual Dog Show, show off your creative flair in a bid to win the coveted best fancy dress prize, and much, much more.

If you haven’t experienced Standon Calling, get ready to have A LOT of fun among the friendliest festival crowd in the land.

The Story

Don’t leave your imagination at home! Each year we take the opportunity to tell a new story, and a themed world comes to life as the festival unfolds across day and night.

In the past we’ve told tales of Murder on the Standon Express, Gods and Monsters, Running Away from the Circus, A Town of Two Faces, The Legend of the Lost Seas, Tales of the Enchanted Valley and The Future, Twisted Creatures: A Strange Evolution and in 2021 the fields of Hertfordshire hosted Time Turbulence: The Big Remix.

2022’s story is Who Let The Toy’s Out?! More information coming very soon.

The Music

We have a history of providing some of the UK’s biggest stars a platform at the very start of their careers. Including Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, Mumford and Sons, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Slaves, Rag’n’Bone Man and London Grammar, to name just a few.

So what are you waiting for? Join the party at Standon Calling!

Through The Years