Public Enemy are now confirmed as a main stage headliner for Standon Calling, joining headliners Maximo Park, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls.Also added to proceedings is another hip-hop legend in Grandmaster Flash, Shapeshifter and new talents East India Youth, Young Fathers, Say Lou Lou plus more for the festival in August.
Public Enemy have seen over 20 years in the music business including hits such as ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ and ‘Fight The Power’. Members Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord and Professor Griff will bring the beats of Long Island, New York to Hertfordshire for Standon Calling this summer. A similarly pioneering figure of hip-hop and fellow member of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame also confirmed forthe festival is Grandmaster Flash.East India Youth aka William Doyle counts Brian Eno amongst his fans, and now Standon Calling is in for a treat with his heady mix of Kraut rock and ambient electronic sounds. Further hip-hop will be on offer courtesy of Young Fathers,their alternative take on the genre has received support from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, NME and Drowned In Sound. Atwin sister musical duo hailing from both Australia and Sweden, Say Lou Lou achieved a place of the BBC Sound of 2014 poll and are now the perfect ‘dream pop’ addition to the festival’s line-up.Elsewhere Standon Calling has bagged alternative-pop courtesy of Eliza & The Bear and duo Thumpers, plus rock n’ roll from Domino records signing The Bohicas.
Published on 20 March 2014 by Wayne Feltham