£5000 WORTH OF ART TO BE STOLEN BY FESTIVAL GOERS AT THIS YEARS STANDON CALLING
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th August 2010 / Standon, Hertfordshire
Weekend ticket – £95 / 6am licence each night!
“A line-up that practically defines the term ‘critically acclaimed’” – NME
“Blimey, if this doesn’t look like the tent festival of the summer” – THE QUIETUS
“A delightful boutique festival with an ear for talent.” – OBSERVER
‘”Small, unspoilt, wholesome and sponsor-free…” – VICE
The Heritage Arts Company are returning for their third year to Standon Calling curating festival performances. Our creative elves have built a living street that encapsulates the best of popular crime – from Agatha Christie to Conan Doyle to Raymond Chandler to Michael Caine.
Standon HQ have invented a Ponzi scheme bank, and a whole web of crime that sucks in the viewer. They have built a Constabulary, a Private Investigators Darkroom, a Tailor, Baker Street railway station, a bank HQ, a Sweeney Todd Barbershop, and finally, a Gallery.
As part of this years murder mystery game theme we will have £5000 worth of art ready to be stolen by festivalgoers on Saturday night!
Alice Llewellyn designs the valuable art; she has given us 25 prints of her newest work, a re-interpretation of 5 of the most iconic vinyl record covers ever. Alice’s work has just been displayed at Sotheby’s and these prints are a limited run, making them very special indeed.
Alice’s etched prints are of record covers such as The Beatles’ Abbey Road. Alice work plays with ideas of forgery, fraud, and a cycle of decay and recycling of images.
Tim Wilson, Director of Heritage Arts Company, says “being part of a real art theft is going to be a great caper – and the fact that you could walk home with a £200 original print will be electric. We’re revisiting the great tradition of good-natured dishonesty and deception – something that Alice’s work absolutely suggests.’
A mysterious interview with a certain shadowy figure might allow any one of Standon’s thousands of guests to become part of the Robber Gang. We hear that the security for the artwork is going to be particularly relaxed on Saturday night. Even so, the Standon Calling Constabulary will be recruiting too – the police mob giving chase have just as much to win.
MUSIC LINE-UP CONFIRMED:
ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB ® FEATURING OMARA PORTUONDO | LIARS | ETIENNE DE CRECY PRESENTS BEATS ‘N’ CUBES (UK EXCLUSIVE!) | EFTERKLANG | THE MAGIC NUMBERS | METRONOMY BRITISH SEA POWER | JEFFREY LEWIS |GILLES PETERSON | ALICE RUSSELL THESE NEW PURITANS | A HAWK AND A HACKSAW | FUCKED UP | FILTHY DUKES | PANTHA DU PRINCE | EDDY TEMPLE-MORRIS DELOREAN | STEVE MASON | PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND | WILD BIRDS AND PEACEDRUMS (UK EXCLUSIVE!) | GRECO-ROMAN SOUNDSYSTEM | DAVE HASLAM | THE PHANTOM BAND TELEPATHE | THREE TRAPPED TIGERS | FOOL’S GOLD | SLEEPY SUN | AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR… | ESBEN AND THE WITCH | GOLD PANDA | CASIOKIDS | TOM RAVENSCROFT | JOE GIDEON AND THE SHARK | JAGZ KOONER | SUMMER CAMP | ANNA CALVI ERLAND AND THE CARNIVAL | JESCA HOOP | EL GUINCHO | EGYPTIAN HIP HOP | THE RUBY SUNS | FACTORY FLOOR | CLOCK OPERA | GABBY YOUNG AND OTHER ANIMALS | BO NINGEN PLANTS AND ANIMALS | SILVER COLUMNS | NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION | RADIOPROOF | THE MEGAPHONIC THRIFT | LONE WOLF | LULU & THE LAMPSHADES ANTHONY JOSEPH AND THE SPASM BAND | REVERE | DELIRIUM TREMENS | THE RUMOUR SAID FIRE | SWIMMING | SOUND OF RUM | HARRY’S GYM | DRY THE RIVER | WILD PALMS | PICA PICA | WHITE HEAT DJs | MIKE DIVER AND COLIN ROBERTS | THE FABULOUS PENETRATORS | GOD DON’T LIKE IT| TIM FANUCCI | FRAN AND JOSH | STOPMAKINGME | YEARNER BABIES | JAMES DELAY | THE VIOLET MAY | CANTMIXWONTMIXSHOULDNTMIXDONTMIX | MR FOGG | BRENDAN ROGERS | TRISTRAM | SPARROW AND THE WORKSHOP | IRON LUNG QUINTET | KATTWYK | CLEANING WOMEN | ROTTEN HILL GANG | HOOK & THE TWIN | HOOLIGAN NIGHT | MANO DE DIOS | THE AMIGOS | THE GOOD COUNT | MENTAL BLANK
FESTIVAL TICKETS & INFORMATION: Weekend Ticket: £95 Teen ticket: £75 Under-12s: Free Sunday Day Ticket: £40 Theme: Murder on the Standon Express Capacity: 5,000
Location: Standon, Hertfordshire
A beginner’s guide to the Standon Calling phenomenon…
- Standon began as a birthday party for founder Alex Trenchard who wanted to create an intimate weekend of ultimate fun for his friends. Standon grew solely by word of mouth and now people come from all over the UK for its friendly atmosphere and killer line-up.
- Our kid’s area has been developed since Alex became a father last year! Kids can expect an interactive fun filled experience with the emphasis on education and discovery. Full details to be announced.
- The festival is a not-for-profit event that raises money for Phonenix Futures; a charity who support victims of drug and alcohol abuse across the UK.
- There won’t be a sponsor in sight at Standon Calling – no ugly adverts.
- Top secret areas at Standon change each year and revellers are unexpectedly led there when they least expect it. Many secret areas open at midnight.
- You can walk around the whole festival site in under half an hour. You might stumble across a nightclub in a cowshed on your travels.
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