This year’s Standon Calling festival is shaping up to be one of the events of the summer. With a fab, gender-balanced lineup boasting some of the hottest names in music, the Hertfordshire festival, running from 21-24 July 2022, is a brilliant summer adventure for all ages. If you’re already heading down, or thinking of snapping up some of the last remaining tickets, here are five acts on the bill you absolutely have to see.
A DIY four-piece from Manchester making socially aware dance pop, Porij will bring the party to Friday evening.
Song to get the crowd going: ‘Nobody Scared’
Catch them at: The Dive Bar. Friday 6-6:45pm
Read our interview with Porij
Connie Constance’s debut 2019 album, ‘English Rose’ glides from alternative hip-hop and political lyricism to melancholic indie-pop seamlessly and with purpose. These days, she’s all about the indie, making Britpop anthems for 2022.
Song to get the crowd going: ‘James’
Catch her at: The Main Stage, Saturday 12:45-1:15pm
Read our interview with Connie Constance.
Self Esteem is one of the most exciting pop stars on the planet right now. Her most recent album, ‘Prioritise Pleasure‘ was awarded the best album of 2021 by The Guardian and her meticulously choreographed live show will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the weekend.
Song to get the crowd going: ‘How Can I Help You’
Catch her at: Laundry Meadows, Sunday 11:20PM-12:20AM
Since her ascent to pop stardom in 2017, Sigrid has scooped accolade after accolade, both in her native Norway and in the UK. Having just performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, expect an energetic live show from the rising star.
Catch her at: Main Stage, Sunday 4:15-5:15PM
Song to get the crowd going: ‘Sucker Punch’
Listen to our podcast with Sigrid.
The London trio making exciting and experimental synth-laden music that spans moods and genres. Only two years into their career as PVA, catch them while you still can. They’re going to be big.
Song to get the crowd going: ‘Talks’
Catch them at: The Dive Bar, Friday 12:30AM-1AM