Standon Calling presents its electronic music line-up for 2016 with performances from the genre's icons Theo Parrish, Goldie MBE, Joey Negro, Greg Wilson and rising talent Gold Panda, Luke Abbott and more.
Already offering an impressive array of live bands and acts for 2016, Standon Calling honours dance-heads with performances from some of electronic music's finest.
Newly confirmed artists for the festival include former Hacienda resident and UK dance music champion Greg Wilson, house label Nixwax, dance phenomenon Crazy P Soundsystem, Aussie DJ Dr Packer, DJ & MC duo DJ Format and Abdominal, Bloom founder Kid Fiesta and Liverpool DJ collective The Mixnots.
House pioneer and legendary DJ, Theo Parrish, heads to Standon this year to showcase why he has become one of the most respected and loved DJs in the world. GOLDIE who was recently awarded an MBE for his contribution to UK music also joins the fray along with experimentalist Luke Abbott and Gold Panda, who's set for his highly anticipated third album release in May.
Taking the festival into the early hours in Standon Calling's very own night club, the notorious Cowshed, stacked with a brand new soundsystem. Providing the soundtrack for revellers to dance under the stars will be Hospitality Records and Savage Disco who helm the decks for nightly takeovers. Celebrating 20 years in 2016, Hospital Records bring with them a handpicked selection of musical talent to the party. The formidable London Elektricity head the bill joined by Fred V & Grafix, S.P.Y, Krakota, Hugh Hardie and Ownglow plus MCs Wrec, Inja and Carasel are onboard to fire up the crowds. Taking a break from its usual hangout of an East London strip club, Sink The Pink's most outrageous club night, Savage Disco, joins Standon Calling for a night of all out hedonism. Taking over the decks will be the Grammy-nominated producer Artwork, Jonjo Jury, Jonathan Bestley, Guy Williams and deep funk DJ Purple Disco Machine, better know for his floor filling classic My House.
Along with the Cowshed, Standon Calling will also be home to four other micro venues. The Topshed which will see old friends return to Standon, Groove Garden will deliver a heady mix of disco, funk, soul and house poolside. Expect reggae vibes at Real Roots, while Beefy Melons Vintage Temple of Love and Gratitude is back with vintage threads, tunes and free watermelons.
Standon Calling offers a wealth of international musical talent this July this year including the likes of Suede, Jess Glynne, Kelis, Everything Everything, The Hives, Ghostpoet and more. What started as a birthday BBQ and DJs with a handful of friends has become the ultimate overgrown house party, offering renowned and upcoming acts, immersive theatre, a host of weird and wonderful workshops, fantastic family programme, talks, the annual dog show, a fancy dress parade and of course its own heated outdoor swimming pool. The story for this year is Legend of the Lost Seas, which will see the boutique festival pulling out all the stops for an immersive ride from start to finish. 2016 is shaping up to be a special year indeed.
Published on 05 April 2016 by Ben Robinson