Standon Calling Festival 2021

Standoners! Where do we begin…

What a groundbreaking and thoroughly joyous 3.5 days of music, comedy and family entertainment we had! The thrill and excitement of being back in the field after two years apart, of being together with you and the memorable sets from all artists involved will be unforgettable.

Thanks to an incredible team effort on the Pre-Event Covid Certification Process (PCCP), which every single one of you played a part in, we created the first full-capacity outdoor festival to take place outside of the Government’s Event Research Programme. 

We couldn’t have done it without your cooperation, patience and trust. We created the PCCP alongside Imperial College London and Certific as it was the right thing to do by our audience, staff and artists. This was immediately evident as soon as the gates opened. The positive vibes were palpable and nothing could take away from the feeling of being back together again, in the fields of Standon with live music.

The meaning and magnitude of this weekend was apparent through all the incredible feedback we’ve received from our audience, staff and artists throughout the festival.

Unfortunately, after 3.5 days of sunshine, at 5pm on Sunday evening, the heavens opened. While we had planned for a storm, no amount of planning can prepare for the volume of rain that landed between 5 and 7pm – with Hertfordshire experiencing more rainfall in two hours than your average month of July experiences in total. We thank everyone for their patience and positivity as we carefully planned the next steps which ultimately left us no choice but to cancel the final night of the show.

The cruel nature of the final few hours of a glorious weekend is hard to comprehend. We understand the disappointment, but no amount of rain can dampen our spirits, no thunderstorm can cast a shadow over the triumphant feeling felt across the weekend and the euphoria of being back together again. 



We understand this is particularly disappointing for those of you who had Sunday Day tickets and arrived at the same time as the storm. Please contact us at with the subject line “SC21 Sunday Ticket Options” + the lead ticket holders full name’ if you wish to understand your ticket options. Please also provide the lead bookers email address and the ticket agent you purchased from.

A huge thank you to all of you for making the weekend such a resounding success. The support we’ve had from you our Standon Calling community has been incredible and makes all the difference to our magnificent team who have had all manner of challenges thrown their way over the last 18 months.

Finally, please keep up the positivity and share your memories with us on social media – tag us @standoncalling and use the hashtag #StandonCalling2021. For any lost property enquiries please use the form here. Wristband refunds will open Tuesday 27th July at midday. Please follow the instructions here.

We understand that there were many people who were unable to purchase discounted Standon Calling 2022 tickets at the Early Bird price on site on Sunday. We don’t want anyone to miss out on these discounted tickets, so we’re making them available online until Thursday 29th July at 23:59pm.

ROLL ON 2022!