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Standon Calling 2018



Fri 27 Jul 2018
Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire
Artists watched: Sam Fender, Jade Bird, Hudson Taylor, Pale Waves, Amazons, Meggie Brown, Tom Walker, Cuban Brothers, Nelson Can, Shame, Gengahr, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pip Blom, London Astrobeat Orchestra, Queen Zee, Bootleg Beatles, Dream Wife, Gaz Coombes, Marmozets, Goldfrapp, Confidence Man

Poster for Standon Calling 2018

The first year that we've got a sponsorship credit on a big festival! It's also my favourite small-ish local-ish festival at the moment and while I was busy for the weekend, I had a few highlights, so I'm going to count down my top five sets ...

Pip Blom

5. Pip Blom - a Dutch band who have definitely got a bit of "next big thing" about them.

Queen Zee

Queen Zee

4. Queen Zee - amazing energy on stage. And good use of a skateboard too!

Confidence Man

Confidence Man

Confidence Man

Confidence Man

Confidence Man

3. Confidence Man - a bit of a surprise for me as I don't normally hang around the dance tents/stages, but they had some great tunes and are utterly full of swagger like no-one I can remember for a long time.

Dream Wife

2. Gaz Coombes - his solo stuff is pretty strong at the moment, particularly this year's World's Strongest Man album. And I chatted with him before the gig too, and he was really nice!

Dream Wife

Dream Wife

Dream Wife

Dream Wife

Dream Wife

1. Dream Wife - their live sets are as good as their debut album. And getting better and better too.

I also saw:

Sam Fender

Sam Fender

Jade Bird

Jade Bird

Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor

Pale Waves

Pale Waves

Amazons

Amazons

Meggie Brown

Meggie Brown

Tom Walker

Tom Walker

Cuban Brothers

Cuban Brothers

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

Nelson Can

Shame

Shame

Gengahr

Gengahr

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

London Astrobeat Orchestra

London Astrobeat Orchestra

Marmozets

Marmozets

Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp


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