Years & Years, Self Esteem, Confidence Man & more are featured on the first bill for Standon Calling 2023.
The 2022 rendition was headlined by Loyle Carner, Anne-Marie, Primal Scream, and Madness, with the Hertfordshire celebrations now set to return on July 20th-23rd.
Years & Years leads the initial billing, with Olly Alexander set to deliver nearly a decade of electro-pop and R&B-influenced tunes. His recent third album, ‘Night Call’, went on to top the UK charts, and Olly recently shared a rendition of Crystal Waters’ 1994 dance classic, ‘100% Pure Love’ – this boy knows how to have fun.
Mercury Prize-nominated artist Self Esteem continues to relish the unprecedented but much-deserved rise following her 2021 sophomore effort, ‘Prioritise Pleasure’, which Dork’s five-star review described as, “Self Esteem’s first masterpiece”. Leaping up to the main stage, Rebecca Lucy Taylor will harness the sheer power of self-acceptance alongside a cathartic and choreographed live performance.
Synth-pop icons The Human League will kick off the event with a display for the ages on Thursday evening, with Bloc Party closing Standon Calling with an unveiling of a 20-year catalog.
Aussie dance-slash-rave duo Confidence Man are known for putting on an eclectic live show, as they are currently proving on their UK headline tour. Featuring several outfit changes, heavily choreographed stage movements, and hefty tunes to back it all up, this will be a set you won’t want to miss.
The Hertfordshire fields are set to be filled with artists featured in the Dork Hype List 2023: pop-rock mastermind Dylan, Liverpudlian noise makers STONE, and 16-year-old Londoner flowerovlove will all make exciting appearances as acts to keep an eye on.
You can view the Standon Calling 2023 line-up below: