Why Standon Calling Festival is the Ultimate Family Experience

We were invited to Standon Calling Festival this year and last.

Standon Calling Festival is a remarkable event that perfectly blends music, arts, and community spirit. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the vibrant world of Standon Calling and explore why it has become one of the most beloved festivals around. From its captivating lineup to the immersive atmosphere, Standon Calling offers a truly unforgettable experience for festival-goers of all ages. Join us as we embark on a journey through this extraordinary celebration!

The Captivating Lineup of Standon Calling Festival

Standon Calling Festival boasts a diverse and dynamic lineup, featuring renowned artists from various genres. Plus they were the first major UK festival to achieve a 50/50 gender balance across the billing in 2022!

Standon Calling Festival Line up 2023

 From indie rock to electronic music, the festival caters to a wide range of musical tastes. Festival attendees can expect electrifying performances by both established acts and emerging talents, ensuring there’s something for everyone. The festival’s meticulous curation ensures that you’ll discover new favourites while enjoying the music you already enjoy. Hands up though I am most looking forward to Years and Years.

Multi-Sensory Festival Experience

Standon Calling is not just about the music—it’s a multisensory experience. The festival creates a visual wonderland with captivating art installations that serve as the perfect backdrop for memorable photos and moments of inspiration.

As you explore the festival grounds, you’ll encounter awe-inspiring sculptures, interactive exhibits, and stunning visual displays. These art installations provide the perfect setting for an immersive and enriching experience.

In addition to visual art, Standon Calling offers a plethora of activities to engage festival-goers. From yoga sessions and wellness workshops to engaging talks and comedy performances, there’s never a dull moment. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, the festival provides a diverse range of experiences beyond the music stages. Plus not forgetting the swimming pool!!

Community Spirit and Unique Themes

One of the standout features of Standon Calling Festival is its strong sense of community. Each year, the festival embraces a unique theme that adds an additional layer of excitement and camaraderie. Festival-goers enthusiastically dress up in elaborate costumes, contributing to the festival’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere. This shared enthusiasm fosters a strong sense of belonging and creates lifelong memories for attendees.

Standon Calling Theme 2023

Standon Calling Theme for 2023 is Summer in Strange Valley. A small town newly emerged between the rolling hills of the English countryside, all is not what it seems…

Standon Calling theme 2023

A curious, transient phenomenon of colliding dimensions and celebration, experience the supernatural.

Be forever changed, expanded and enlivened by the twisted truth as the living, the beyond and everything in-between come out to play this July.

Family-Friendly Fun for All Ages

Standon Calling is renowned for being family-friendly, welcoming festival-goers of all ages. See my previous post on Free Entertainment for Teens at Standon Calling.

teen at Standon Calling festival

The festival offers a dedicated Kids’ Area, ensuring that children have an incredible experience of their own. With engaging workshops, entertaining performances, and safe play zones, Standon Calling provides an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. Parents can enjoy the festival while knowing that their children are in a secure and enriching environment.


Standon Calling Festival is more than just a music event; it’s an immersive experience that celebrates the intersection of music, arts, and community spirit. With its captivating lineup, vibrant art installations, and diverse activities, the festival caters to a wide range of interests and creates lifelong memories. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, art lover, or simply looking for a joyous celebration, Standon Calling Festival promises an unforgettable adventure. Join us and immerse yourself in the magic of this extraordinary festival. Remember to purchase your tickets and prepare for an experience like no other!

Thu, Jul 20, 2023 – Sun, Jul 23, 2023. Standon Lordship SG11 1EF

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