FOLKSTOCK Arts Foundation, based in Walkern, will be introducing new talent at Standon Calling.

The group have organised their own festival in September but are hoping to showcase some of their acts early at the show.

Their line-up includes acts such as Boo Hewerdine, The Willows, and three-piece country girls Said The Maiden. There will also be live folk and rock performances from Reg Meuross, Fred’s House, The Folk, Interiors, Vardo and The Boss, Nick and The Sun Machine and Flaming June.

Folkstock organiser Helen Meissner said: “We are very excited about this. It will be a great opportunity to demonstrate our talent.”

Across the festival, organisers have also added Chloe Howl to the line-up, who will be telling it like it is with her sparky brand of electro-pop. A highlight of the festival will be original Hertfordshire girl Mary Epworth who returns to home turf with this show. Other additions to the weekend include Dizraeli and The Small Gods, Dancing Years, Lazy Habits featuring Baby Sol and Lips Choir.

With three days of interactive theatre, art installations, a swimming pool, a children’s area and activities, onsite nightclub and the exciting ‘Running away from the circus’ theme, this year’s Standon Calling is set to have its best year yet.

The festival will take place from August 2-4 and tickets can be purchased online at