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And Lo, a prophecy was declared.....

I thought my appearance last year along with our 4-piece band was going to be a once in a lifetime thing. But I was wrong. I kept seeing ads on Facebook for Standon Calling tickets and I was wondering whether I should go as a spectator this year or not. The Octopia Stage had been a great festival experience, what with a variety of totally superb acts last year, but there was no mention of it on the official festival website for 2017 and little artist info other than who was appearing on the Main Stage. Then, about three weeks before the festival date, I got a Facebook message from Martyn Hall, promoter and Sound Engineer to Biffy Clyro, UB40, The Editors, Echobelly (you name them, he’s don

Well, that was Standon Calling 2016, that was!

We played our first ever major summer festival at Standon Calling, in the middle of the rolling hills and farmland of Hertfordshire, about an hour's drive north of London's city centre. One of the smaller major festivals - a capacity of around 10,000 festival goers - it's 3 days of music, fun, revelry, making friends and dancing - a kind of mini Glastonbury, but this year, without the mud. It's dog and family friendly and the site was laid out like a little village to the theme of the "Legend of the Lost Seas", so, lots of shacks and bars based on shipwrecks or with a maritime flavour. The Main Stage headliners were Suede, Jess Glynne and Kelis on consecutive nights with sub-liners The Hives