Being just an hour’s drive from central London, an eclectic line-up of acts including Spiritualized, Battles and John Cooper Clarke plus just 2,500 dedicated revellers – what more could you ask from a brilliant summer festival experience? A swimming pool? Oh… well… if you insist. That’s right, when the sun gets all too much for your pasty white flesh, only Standon Calling allows you to take a dip (pear cider hangover notwithstanding ) in it’s Olympic-sized* pool.

This year’s theme for the entire three-day bash is Gods & Monsters so expect plenty of toga-and-Hunter-welly-wearing ladies and men dressed up as Godzilla trying to drink Red Bull through their eyelets.

Standon Calling runs between 12-14 August 2011. Visit for more details.

*not actual sized