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The Japanese House, Annabel Allum and Maven Grace join Standon Calling line-up

Nile Rodgers and CHIC (8453811)
Nile Rodgers and CHIC (8453811)

The Japanese House, Annabel Allum and Maven Grace have been added to the bill for this summer's Standon Calling festival.

The trio will be joining a raft of acts supporting headliners Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Wolf Alice and Rag'n'Bone Man.

The Japanese House - solo artist Amber Bain - has won praise for her refreshing and unique sound, showcased in her debut album Good At Falling.

Fresh from storming SXSW, Annabel Allum will bring her buzzsaw riffs to the Hertfordshire countryside.

She said: "I'm really excited to play Standon Calling. I've always wanted to play and I'm excited to see The Big Moon play some new material. I've missed them! Other highlights will include the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Wolf Alice, of course, and my boys Honey Lung."

After a memorable set at last year's festival - which saw headliner Bryan Ferry write to sing their praises - Maven Grace return with their distinctive haunting and cinematic sound: "Standon Calling is very important to us as a band and our history with the festival goes right back to its earliest days. It is a pleasure to be returning to play and we can't wait to see everyone there."

Special guests for this year's event from June 25 to 28 also include Friendly Fires, Echo & The Bunnymen, Róisín Murphy, IDLES, Lewis Capaldi, Mahalia, Kate Nash, The Big Moon, Steam Down, Band Of Skulls, The Go! Team, The Joy Formidable, Sea Girls, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco and Warmduscher.

Festival director and founder Alex Trenchard said: "Every year it's really exciting to see the Standon Calling lineup take shape, especially inviting some of our favourite new artists to take to the stage. The Japanese House has been an artist we've been after for a while, so to have her play the festival is an absolute joy. We're very proud that over the years we've introduced festival-goers to their new favourite bands, and this year is going to be no exception!"

Tier 4 tickets are on sale for Standon Calling 2019. See https://standon-calling.com/lineup-2019/ for more details.

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