We’re all right, Jaxx! Standon festival organisers say headliners are a taste of things to come

Basement Jaxx [Photo by Dave Burke]

Basement Jaxx [Photo by Dave Burke] - Credit: Archant

The team behind a festival marking its 10th anniversary this year says the status of headliners Basement Jaxx is a ‘benchmark of things to come’.

Tickets for Standon Calling have been selling like hot cakes since the electro pop duo were announced, with the £117 ‘Tier 1’ tickets almost sold out.

But founder Alex Trenchard has promised more surprises both on the music front and with the location.

He said: “This year we will be bringing back the secret areas of our early years. We want to create as many opportunities as possible for you to stumble into unexpected worlds. To make this happen we will be making some exciting changes to the arena, but don’t worry, we’ll keep the Cowshed and swimming pool in the same place so you don’t get too disoriented after a few pints!

“We promise that Basement Jaxx are the benchmark of things to come and when we make our next line-up announcement in February our music programming will continue to be as eclectic as ever.

“That means more of the hottest breaking electronic pop like London Grammar and Clean Bandit, but we’re also looking forward to booking some of the best new rock and folk acts 2015 has to offer.

“And when it comes to the small hours, we’re here to make sure you have the best party possible, from morning to night, so this year we will be taking a whole new approach to our late night dance music programming and booking the acts that keep you moving all night long.”

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The festival takes place at Standon Lordship, between Stevenage and Ware, from Friday, July 31, to Sunday, August 2.

For tickets – which include early bird child tickets for £5 – visit www.standon-calling.com.