Standon Calling is one of the UK's and most fun and diverse musical festivals.
From pop, indie, rock and hip-hop in the day to a dedicated electronic programme that comes into its own when the sun goes down, the festival combines stellar lineups of musicians with comedy, cookery, crafts and general creativity for a weekend of family-friendly fun.
Complete with its own trademark quirks - a swimming pool, an annual dog show and a host of dancers and performers to name a few - Standon Calling 2017 promises to be another weekend of eccentric entertainment.
+ more artists to be announced
Matthew Bourne's Re:Bourne
+ more comedians to be announced
The lush, vast grounds of the 16th century manor house where Standon calling takes place is just a 40 minute drive from London.
BY PLANE: The nearest international airport is London Stansted, which is a half hour coach journey away from Standon. Take National Express Coach 777 towards Birmingham and Standon will be the first stop.
BY TRAIN: Bishop’s Stortford or Ware are the closest stations to Standon Calling. From London you can catch a train from Liverpool Street or Tottenham Hale. From Ware, the 331 bus runs to Standon and from Bishop's Stortford it's the 386. Alternatively a cab will take around 15-20 minutes to reach the festival and cost between £15-25 depending on the time of day.
The festival is great for families. If you're planning on going to a festival as a family, enquire here for extra help.
This years theme is Tales of the Enchanted Valley, which means it's time to start planning those fancy-dress outfits, while the festival's own set design will be created around the same theme, making the site a scene out of the furthest corners of our imagination.