Over the last few months of hard work planning our return this summer, it has become clear that the costs of running the event, already considerably higher over the last two years, have significantly increased again, making it practically impossible for us to deliver the fully-formed Standon Calling you Standoners have come to love, expect and deserve this year.
The painful truth is that ploughing on in this very challenging climate could risk the future of the festival. We believe that the only sensible decision is to take a fallow year for the very first time in our history (other than during the height of COVID-19) and use this time to make the 18th Standon Calling one for the ages.
We are eternally grateful to everyone who has booked tickets already, and we hope you will rollover your bookings to 2025, which will help us return with the very best festival experience. As a way of saying thank you to everyone who chooses to rollover their full booking (which includes at least one Adult Weekend Ticket), we’ll add an additional Adult Weekend Ticket to the order so you can bring an extra friend on us. Full details are in the Postponement Q&A linked below. You can also request a refund if you’d prefer. You will be contacted by Friday 9th February by the ticket agent you booked with outlining your options.
This is not a decision we have made lightly and we have explored every avenue possible to welcome you back in 2024. Sadly, the situation is not unique to us. So many festival teams work hard all year round to deliver unforgettable weekends of memories in the face of unprecedented financial challenges. Over the last few weeks, several other independent festivals have been postponed for similar reasons.
After a wonderful weekend last summer, and with our 2023 Line-Up Of The Year award a reminder of our long-standing track record delivering the best line-ups for you year in, year out, we will move forward to shape the future of Standon Calling. Over the coming months, we will be asking for your input and suggestions to make sure we can return with the very best show possible – one befitting our 18th birthday edition!
So, for now, from the whole Standon Calling team, thanks for your unwavering support and we’ll see you again on 24th to 27th July 2025. Sign up to our newsletter to hear about line-up news and tickets first. We promise it will be worth the wait!