Standon Calling to open a day early

Standon Calling will open its gates a day early for the first time ever on Thursday 28th of July as it welcomes festival goers for The Welcome Feast. Whether revellers would like to extend their festival weekend or just come along for one evening.

On Thursday 28th July they are introducing their welcome feast which will serve a sneak  preview of whats to come. The Welcome Feast will include food from the best traders such as Le Bun, Waffle On, Spit and Roast, Club Mexicana and more. There will also be a Real-Ale Bar, Piano Bar, cocktails, hot tubs along side loads of family activities.
The festival is held in the grounds of the 16th Century Hertfordshire manor house from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016. Previously announced acts for Hertfordshire festival include Suede, Jess Glynne, Kelis, The Hives, Everything Everything, Blossoms + many more. FULL LINE UP BELOW.
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Tickets for The Welcome Feast are £20 for ages 13+ and free for 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased solely for this event or as an add-on to a festival ticket. Day tickets for Standon Calling 2016 are now on sale for £57 and final tier adult weekend tickets are on sale for £147 + booking fees. A ticket deposit scheme is also available to pay in instalments.

Revealing a mouth watering line-up of food and drink last month including Le BunClub Mexicana, Maltby Market legends Waffle On, Made Of Dough, Cheeky ItalianMac Factory as well as Standon Calling’s own pop restaurant by Ceru, the festival will bring them all together for an evening of incredible food. Many traders will be offering smaller dishes of their signature dishes for £5 and under for hungry festival-goers that really want to take advantage of the feast. A Real Ale Bar co-curated by Hertfordshire brewery Red Squirrel and London’s Hackney Brewery will be on site to provide quality ales and beers, while Beefy Melons serve up refreshing Cocktails as well as the best Vintage clothing to make sure all early-comers are well dressed for the occasion.

As well as offering delectable food and drink, The Welcome Feast will include Wandering Musicians playing acoustic folk and sea shanties along with Songs around the Campfire to bring the Standon Calling community together. Family activities and games are also on offer and Hot Tubs and Piano Bar provide respite from the action for those that like to relax before the full festival begins.

Suede / Jess Glynne / Kelis
The Hives / Everything Everything / Ghostpoet / Anna Calvi / Blossoms / The Thurston Moore Group
Swim Deep / Tiggs Da Author / Toy / Loyle Carner / Adam Green / The Duke Spirit / Teleman / Honne / Natty / Billie Marten / NZCA Lines / The Hot 8 Brass Band / The Mouse Outfit / The Cuban Brothers / Declan McKenna / Kiko Bun / Blood Red Shoes / Meilyr Jones / Rag’n’bone Man / Rationale / Clean Cut Kid / Yak / The Hunna / Pins / Hackney Colliery Band / Jones / Charlie Cunningham / Flyte / United Vibrations / Revere / The Amazons / Tangerines / Exmagician / Hannah Lou Clark / Seramic / Maddox / Peluche / Bella Figura / Nadia Nair / Petricia
Electronic Line-up
Theo Parrish / GOLDIE / Joey Negro
Gold Panda / Greg Wilson / Luke Abbott / Crazy P Soundsystem / DJ Format & Abdominal
Dr Packer / Kid Fiesta / The Mixnots / Nixwax
Cowshed Takeovers
Hospitality Presents: London Elektricity / Fred V & Grafix / S.P.Y / Krakota / Hugh Hardie / Ownglow Wrec / Inja / Carasel
Savage Disco: Artwork / Purple Disco Machine / Jonjo Jury / Jonathan Bestley / Guy Williams
Food Programme
Ceru pop-up restaurant / Cheeky Italian / Le Bun / Ceru Souk / Club Mexicana
Spit and Roast / Made of Dough / Mac Factory / Yu Kyu / Barnaby Skyes
Ceru Souk / Toasties / Waffle on / Hippy Chippy / Goodness Gracious Me
Original Fry Up Material / Carnival Coffee
Family Programme
Baby & Toddler: Yoga / Massage / Multi-sensory Mini Raves / Storytelling / Toys & Games / Chill-out Zone / Change & Feed Facilities
Kids: Circus Skills / Hula Hoop Shows & Workshops / Juggling Performances / Street Dance Classes / Junk Craft / Puppetry / Mask Making / Jewellery Design / Dress-up / Nail Art / Library / Parachute Games / Rainbow Ribbon Dancing / Balloon Modelling / Bubbles
Older Kids & Teens: Workshops & Projects: DJ Skills / Film Production / Music Production / Creative Sessions / Giant Interactive Junk Art Installation
The Welcome Feast
Le Bun / Club Mexicana / Waffle On / Made Of Dough / Spit and Roast / Cheeky Italian / Ceru / Yu Kyu
Mac Factory / Barnaby Skyes / Carnival Coffee & Crepes / Hippy Chippy / Real-Ale Bar
Beefy Melons / Piano Bar / Wandering Musicians
Hot Tubs / Family Activities / Games / Songs by the Campfire