Standon Calling – taking place on 29-31 July – offers up three days of music, immersive theatre, workshops, talks and, believe it or not, trapeze lessons, all within the stunning bucolic confines of Standon Lordship manor house. The theme this year is Legend of the Lost Seas, and we're giving you the chance to win four VIP tickets, including a stay in a luxury bell tent, a bar tab for £150, access to the private Friends Of Standon bar and a lesson for you and your mates on the traepeze overlooking the main stage.
There's an impressive line-up of bands, with headline sets from Suede, Jess Glynne, and Kelis, plus able support from The Hives, Everything Everything, Ghostpoet, Anna Calvi, Blossoms, Thurston Moore Group, and DJ sets from Goldie and Theo Parish. For more information visit Standon Calling.
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Here’s what happens when Dreambagsjaguarshoes grows up, packs its bags and moves to Dalston. The Victoria is now owned by the same people as the perennially cool and grungy Shoreditch hangout, and probably represents a mellowing out with age – it’s a pub, it’s more relaxed, it stages live music, and it’s on a backstreet off Dalston Lane instead of the illuminated strip down the road. As a pub, it’s decent – an artily thrown-together look, a few local beers (although not many), and a ‘residency’ from peripatetic grillers Psychic Burger. It’s a misleading name – I sat thinking about what I wanted to eat for half an hour before having to go up and order at the bar in the old-fashioned way. But as US diner food in plastic trays goes, it’s a fine example of its type. Through the back of the pub is the stage, where assorted bands assemble to perform. The Victoria has been a scuzzily democratic live music venue for decades, so it’s great that the new owners kept that going and didn’t turn the room into a dining room/yoga space/Tesco Metro.
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