Standon Calling 2024
A boutique music and arts festival, Standon Calling celebrated its glorious 17th anniversary in 2023. Starting life as a birthday garden party in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, the event has blossomed and evolved over the years. Now held across four jam-packed days in July, many festival goers return year after year.
The genre-bending line up boasts big names as well as emerging artists. Past years have brought headliners such as Primal Scream, Loyle Carner, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Hot Chip, Rag’n’Bone Man, Lewis Capaldi, George Ezra and Grace Jones alongside the very hottest newcomers. Early editions of the festival featured the likes of Florence + the Machine, Friendly Fires, London Grammar and IDLES when they were at the start of their careers. Standon Calling also hosts a broad late night line up with DJs across three electronic stages plus live and dance orientated stages open until the early hours.
Standon Calling is famous for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere and varied family programme. There are plenty of activities for everyone from babies to teens. In addition, you’ll find top comedy acts, interactive workshops, inspiring talks and a full Wild Wellbeing programme. That’s not to mention an incredible array of food and carnival rides – plus hot tubs, a swimming pool and much more!
Enjoy the festival to its fullest with Standon Calling’s wide-ranging camping options. From general, family and quiet campsites to boutique camping and Lavish Lands, there’s something for every taste. What’s more, each summer Standon Calling boasts a fun new theme and attendees are known for going all out during the annual costume parade. Dogs are welcome too, so prepare to be charmed by the annual dog show.
There’s something for everyone at Standon Calling! Get your tickets to 2025’s event for a brilliant time that will have you coming back for more.
Use the postcode SG11 1EF if you’re driving to the festival.
As you approach the site, be careful of narrow surrounding roads and follow AA road signs to festival parking.
Remember to book your car parking pass in advance, one per vehicle and don’t forget to offer your friends a lift!
A pick up and drop off point will be assigned and available for use in the festival car park. To walk from our car park to your campsite can take as little as 5 minutes, while a Concierge service for luggage is also available for Lavish Lands and Boutique campers.
Car parking spaces now only available upon arrival. Card payments only.
We offer free accessible parking for weekend and day ticket holders with access requirements. The Accessible Car Park is located near the Accessible Campsite.
You will then need to provide evidence of your disability to support your request.
Please note, we are not able to refund any car park tickets purchased in error.
Our nearest train stations are:
- Bishop’s Stortford
- Hertford North
- Hertford East
Approximate travel times by city:
- Cambridge – Bishop’s Stortford – 28 mins
- London: Alexandra Palace / Finsbury Park / Hornsey / Haringey – Hertford North – 35 mins
- London: Finsbury Park – Hertford North – 35 mins
- London: Moorgate – Hertford North – 50 mins
- London: Liverpool St – Bishop’s Stortford – 40 mins
- London: Hackney Downs – Tottenham Hale – Bishop’s Stortford – 50 mins
- Reading – Hertford North (via London) – 2 hours
- Ipswich – Hertford North or East (via London) – 2h 20 mins
- Norwich – Hertford North (via London) – 2h 45 mins
- Oxford – Hertford North (via London) – 2h 50 mins
There are taxi ranks located at Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford North and Harlow stations. If getting a taxi, we recommend you use the post code: SG11 1EF and follow the signs closer to the festival. We have a taxi pick up / drop off location onsite, located by the main pick up and drop off point. To find the taxi rank from inside the festival, head to the main gate and follow signs for taxis / pick up & drop off.
ASSOCIATED TAXIS, Bishop’s Stortford
WARE TAXIS, Ware
BISHOP’S STORTFORD TAXI’S (Drop off only)
ABC CARS, Harlow (Drop off only)
Find out more
Visit the main vendor’s website to find out more about this festival and where to find us.
I visited the funfair – twice, actually! I have a disability, but found I could go on many rides due to helpful staff, and their kindness and eagerness to help. Thank you again for everything, I had a lovely time.