Standon Calling gives 2021 go ahead with headliners Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Bastille

Bobby Gillespie performing with Primal Scream @ Webster Hall, NYC (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Bobby Gillespie performing with Primal Scream @ Webster Hall, NYC (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Primal Scream will be one of the headliners when Standon Calling returns in July.

Standon Calling will be going ahead this year with Primal Scream, Bastille and Hot Chip leading the line-up.

Behind those headliners, there’s some not-to-be-missed newer names such as Dry Cleaning, Arlo Parks, Working Men’s Club, Porridge Radio and Squid.

Putting their faith in the word of the current government (what could possibly go wrong?), organisers are expecting Standon to be the first full capacity festival of the UK summer.

“To be able to confirm that Standon Calling 2021 will be taking place this year is something that brings me incredible joy,” a statement from founder Alex Trenchard begins. “We are incredibly grateful to our staff, artists and suppliers who have worked tirelessly with us to get to this point.”

“The Government’s impressive vaccination record, the Event Research Programme Data published at the end of last week (which showed there were no substantial outbreaks at phase one of the test events) and yesterday’s comments made by the new Secretary of State for Health & Social Care that July 19th will be the ‘end of the line’ for Covid restrictions have encouraged us to go for it.”

“For the past four months we have been working with colleagues at Certific (a leading COVID testing verification app) and Imperial College London in the development of a Covid transmission risk assessment system that has been positively received by our Local Public Health Authority.”

“We are looking forward to sharing full details with ticket holders over the coming weeks and are confident that it will help keep everyone safe.”

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