AMERICAN hip-hop legends De La Soul have been announced as next year’s Standon Calling headliners.

The three-day bonanza takes place in the grounds of Standon Lordship, just a few miles east of Stevenage, between August 2 and 4.

De La Soul were announced as headliners last week, with their set coming nearly a quarter of a century after the release of their debut masterpiece, 3 Feet High and Rising.

And with a catalogue featuring Me Myself and I, The Magic Number and Grind Date, the fields of Standon look set to be reverberating to the sound of the alternative hip-hop’s godfathers.

“We are delighted to have De La Soul headline Standon Calling,” said festival founder Alex Trenchard.

“It’s an act I’ve wanted to bring to Standon for a while.

“De La Soul is the first in a series of exciting announcements and the calibre of entertainment we have planned for 2013 is incredibly high.

“We can’t think of an equivalent three-day festival out there that offers such a competitively priced weekend ticket.”

Festival-goers can secure their place at Standon Calling 2013 for �85 per weekend ticket by taking up the early bird offer.

On top of the stellar music, the three-day party includes interactive theatre, art installations, a swimming pool, kids area and kids’ activities, onsite nightclub and the ever-popular fancy dress.

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