Arlo Parks, Yard Act and more have joined the line-up

Standon Calling has confirmed it will go ahead as a full-capacity festival next month, while adding more acts to this year’s line-up.

The Hertfordshire event, due to take place between July 22-July 25, will be headlined by Bastille,Hot Chip and Primal Scream. Back in March, organisers also announced the likes of Craig David, De La Soul, Mystery Jets, Squid and Everything Everything.

Earlier this month, however, a four-week delay to the removal of all remaining COVID restrictions in England (now scheduled for July 19) resulted in the cancellation of the likes of Truck Festival, Kendal Calling and WOMAD.

The scrapped events cited the lack of government insurance and safety guidance on how to operate post-coronavirus as the reason for pulling the plug. It’s thought that more than half of UK festivals with a minimum 50,000 capacity have now been cancelled this year due to ongoing uncertainty.

Today (June 29), Standon Calling organisers have announced that the 2021 event will take place as planned this summer.

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