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Dance the night away to Faithless and Groove Armada at Standon Calling





Faithless founder Sister Bliss will take the Standon Calling faithful on a sonic journey with a DJ set at the festival's woodland stage.

She will perform at Electric Willows as part of a packed programme from Thursday, July 20, to Sunday, July 23.

Earlier this year, festival founder Alex Trenchard confirmed Years & Years, Self Esteem, Bloc Party and The Human League will headline on the main stage this summer.

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Standon Calling (62231335)

Now the acts coming to Electric Willows and the Cowshed, Standon's rave epicentre, are being revealed.

Ayalah Bentovim, better known as Sister Bliss, formed Faithless with Rollo Armstrong, Jamie Catto and the late Maxi Jazz and over 17 years, they produced seven albums, including number one hits No Roots, Forever Faithless and Faithless 2.0.

With six top 10 singles including Insomnia, Mass Destruction and Salva Mea, they sold more than 15m records worldwide.

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Standon Calling (62231345)

As well as the previously announced On a Mission singer-songwriter Katy B, the electric Willows line-up also includes chart-topping Scottish production duo LF System.

Conor Larkman and Sean Finnigan, from West Lothian, topped the UK Singles Chart in July 2022 with Afraid to Feel and promise a fresh approach to a 70s disco vibe.

Groove Armada has been one of the world's top electronic music acts for the past two decades.

Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, the duo behind dancefloor fillers including At the River, I See You Baby and Superstylin', will bring their DJ set to Standon as the sun goes down.

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Standon Calling (62231337)

At the Cowshed, feel-good drum and bass club curators Hospitality will be providing showstopping DJs including Welsh wizard of the genre, Lincoln Barrett, better known as High Contrast.

He will be making his festival debut alongside Flava D, Anaïs, Winslow, Solah and Emma B and host MC Texas.

The 24hr Garage Girls power collective will return to curate their own mini festival of garage and bassline flavas, with Matt Jam Lamont, Zed Bias, Oppidan and more names still to come.

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Standon Calling (62231341)

The latest acts announced by Standon Calling also include influential dub-reggae artist Dennis Bovell, a member of the British band Matumbi who released tracks under his own name as well as the pseudonym Blackbeard. He wrote Janet Kay's 1979 hit Silly Games and has produced albums by artists such as the Thompson Twins, Bananarama, Fela Kuti, the Slits, Orange Juice and Madness.

Born in Barbados, he is also notable for his collaborations with poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.

DJ Paulette, winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 Lifetime Achievement Award last year will be playing one of her celebrated sets.

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Standon Calling (62231343)

She is one of only two women to have a residency at Manchester's Hacienda club in its heyday and also had played at Heaven and Ministry of Sound, before stints in Paris and Ibiza.

She is also known for her monthly radio shows with Gilles Peterson's Worldwide FM and is a regular stand-in presenter on BBC 6 Music.

Brighton producer Jaydee is another new name slotting in between the already-announced Erol Alkan, Girls Don't Sync, Girls of The Internet and Jaguar.

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Standon Calling (62231339)

The festival's Groove Garden, deep in the Lordship's woods, will feature edgy electronica from Art Of Tones, Kid Fiesta, Melvo Baptiste and PBR Streetgang during the four days and nights of fun.

As ever, music on the main and smaller stages across the site – including appearances by Anastacia, KT Tunstall, Melanie C, Squid, Dylan, Confidence Man, Bob Vylan, Lynks, Sprints, Flowerovlove, The Cuban Brothers, Club De Fromage and Queer House Party – will be supplemented by Standon's famous dog show and themed costumer parade.

There will be a wealth of other activities on offer including yoga, swimming, crafts and creative workshops and The Lawn will once again be the venue for quality comedy and appearances by expert speakers.

Tickets and family bundles for Standon Calling 2023 are on sale now and available via the website http://www.standon-calling.com/tickets

Standon Calling is a cashless festival with a range of camping and day ticket otions.



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