Bombay Bicycle Club to headline Friday night at Standon Calling
Bombay Bicycle Club has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for this year's Standon Calling music festival.
The four-piece from Crouch End are joining the Party of All Time, taking to the stage on Friday night. Synth stars Hot Chip have already been confirmed at Saturday's biggest name and Glasgow's finest, Primal Scream, will top the bill on Sunday at Standon Lordship.
Bombay Bicycle Club - Jack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, Suren de Saram, and Ed Nash - said: "Very much looking forward to our first appearance at Standon Calling. We've heard great things about this festival, and we're honoured to be asked to headline one of the nights. Happy 15th birthday!"
The band emerged in 2006 and scored a number 1 album with So Long, See You tomorrow. In 2016, the members decided to pursue solo projects, but in January last year, they reformed to critical acclaim and the relief of fans.
They will join acts including Craig David presents TS5, Ella Eyre, Sister Sledge, Kojey Radical and Everything Everything at this year's 15th Standon Calling.
The festival's director and founder Alex Trenchard says: "There was nobody happier than me when Bombay Bicycle Club returned with a new album towards the end of last year. Since then they've been selling out huge venues everywhere. I saw them at Ally Pally in February which was incredible, and I know they will be a main stage Friday night headliner to remember. But it doesn't just stop there…this is an announcement that is all about the best live performances and with Amyl & The Sniffers and Biig Piig confirmed too, the Laundry Meadows stage is set to go off!"
This year's comedy acts include Ed Gamble, Zoe Lyons and Lloyd Langford
Tier 4 weekend tickets for the festival from July 23 to 26 are now on sale, with prices starting at £169. For further details, see http://www.standon-calling.com/tickets.
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