SOS! Save Our Standon

by Standon Calling in Standon, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £88,960

raised so far



We are offering new and innovative rewards and experiences to raise money to help cover the financial impact of 2020's postponement

by Standon Calling in Standon, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 22nd July 2020 we'd raised £88,660 with 702 supporters in 51 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Wow! We're overwhelmed with gratitude for all of you who have helped us reach our £50k target. We cannot thank you enough for your part in saving Standon Calling. It's been heartwarming to see our community come together collectively to Save Our Standon! The success of the Crowdfunder speaks volumes about our wonderful, loyal audience - thank you. 

It is not an overstatement to say that everyone who has pledged has helped save Standon Calling. The funds raised will ensure we are able to survive 2020 and then come back stronger in 2021.

As there is still time remaining on our Crowdfunder and there are still a few rewards leftover we have set a stretch target of an additional £20,000. Additional funds raised as part of our stretch target will be invested into delivering an uncompromised show of the highest calibre for 2021. We are a small, dedicated team who run the festival because we love and believe in it. We will keep listening to you - our community - and strive to always make Standon Calling better.

Please keep pledging and sharing the love! SCHQ x 

SOS! Save Our Standon

Standon Calling festival needs YOUR help. Due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic we’ve made the heartbreaking decision to postpone until 2021. The challenge for our live music, events and festival industry is that we won’t bounce back and start making money as soon as social distancing measures are lifted.

However it’s not all doom and gloom! In order to raise funds in the wake of 2020’s postponement, we are offering some innovative new rewards and festival experiences that have never been available in the history of Standon Calling.

This year was due to be our 15th anniversary. While we’ve had to put the celebrations on ice, we’re determined to make 2021 the most special Standon Calling yet. After all, we’re going to need to come together and enjoy ourselves once we’re through the other side of this.


The festival has overcome obstacles over the last 15 years, however we’ve never experienced anything as testing as this. We’re kindly asking everyone to come together and donate what you can to support the future of Standon Calling. 


What's in it for you?

We are offering brand new rewards and experiences that we've never offered before. How about an exclusive VIP treehouse for you and your mates at the main stage for the whole weekend? Or have your face immortalised in our 2021 Line Up poster artwork? Or invest your drinks money now for a 50% bar credit boost at 2021’s festival? That's £150 worth of drinks for £100!


We’ve pulled together a variety of enticing and unique rewards. We'll be releasing more rewards as the project develops. We hope there is something for everyone, to encourage as many people to support us as possible.

 There are two options on offer:

  • Choose your preferred experience or reward from the list on the right hand side. Each reward will also come with an eco friendly SOS! pin badge to wear with pride
  • Alternatively, you can make a donation of any amount to protect the future of Standon Calling 

We cannot express how grateful we are for any support received and for thank you all in advance for playing your part in guaranteeing many more special festival’s to come. 


Why are we crowdfunding?

Standon Calling is an independent festival. It is a labour of love that happens once a year and any profits are reinvested back into future festivals. As a result, we don’t have cash reserves to fall back on. But with our loyal and supportive audience, we believe that we can collectively secure the future of Standon Calling.


With the 2020 festival unable to go ahead, our usual revenue streams which we’re reliant upon are gone - things like the festival bars, food traders and other onsite income. This paired with 2020’s sunk and non-recoupable costs - our marketing, office rent and staff payroll - leaves us in a financially vulnerable position.

Many of you have kindly rolled over your 2020 tickets to 2021 for which we cannot thank you enough. So where has the 2020 ticket money gone? The short answer is that most of it is tied up in supplier deposits that have already been paid. Requesting these funds back could result in putting key suppliers out of business. As you can see, this leaves us in a bit of a pickle! But not one that we can’t get out of with your help.

If you’re able to support us, you can personally take credit for securing the long term survival of Standon Calling and all the wonderful experiences that come with it. 

A bit more about Standon Calling 

Since Standon Calling started 15 years ago, it has grown from its humble birthday BBQ beginnings, to a 17,000 capacity festival. All the while, retaining its independence and magic. 

Set in the idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, Standon Calling boasts stellar line ups that showcase a mix of genres, legends and the very best in emerging talent. With an abundance of family activities, there’s something for everyone at Standon. You can take a dip in the swimming pool, be charmed by the annual dog show and show off your creative flair in a bid to win the coveted fancy dress prize. Not to mention top notch comedy, incredible food, dancing until the early hours, our wild wellbeing area, inspiring talks and workshops. 


We are very proud of our wonderful, loyal audience and staff who come back to party and work hard, year-after-year. We love inviting new faces to discover the fun and we’ve got the friendliest festival crowd in the land. Each year we aim to make Standon better than the last. We do our utmost to listen and take on board your feedback. 

We genuinely feel that Standon Calling is built on the collective kindness and good times shared amongst the festival community. The festival has a positive impact economically and culturally that ripples throughout Hertfordshire and beyond. 

We hope that you can see how important it is to ensure this incredible festival can be enjoyed for many years to come. 

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£100 or more

£150 bar credit at 2021's festival

Pledge £100 now and we'll give you £150 cashless bar credit to spend at 2021's festival

£5 or more

Raffle entry to win a pair of weekend tickets

Support us by entering the raffle to win a pair of weekend tickets for the 2021 festival

£10 or more

Standon Calling legacy tote bag

Support us by pledging £10 to receive a Standon Calling tote bag from a previous year

£30 or more

SOS! t-shirt and raffle entry for lifetime tickets

Pledge £30 and receive a Save Our Standon t-shirt and enter the raffle to win one of five Standon Calling tickets for life

£50 or more

Framed A3 Line Up poster from your year of choice

Get your hands on a framed A3 Line Up poster from your year of choice

£50 or more

Your face featured in 2021's on site artwork

Submit a photo of yourself (or a pal) and we'll include it as part of the creative set somewhere on site at 2021's festival

£200 or more

£300 bar credit at 2021's festival

Pledge £200 now and we'll give you £300 back in cashless bar credit to spend at 2021's festival

£1,000 or more

Groove Garden private pool party for thirty people

Enjoy a two hour private Groove Garden pool party over the 2021 festival weekend with a group of up to thirty people - includes DJ (or decks to use if you prefer) and bar concierge service. Reminiscing the good ole days!

£3,000 or more

VIP platform at the Main Stage at 2021 festival

We'll build a VIP platform for up to six people to enjoy all weekend at the Main Stage at the 2021 festival

£5,000 or more

VIP treehouse in the Standon tree at 2021 festival

We'll build a VIP treehouse in the Standon tree for up to six people to enjoy all weekend at the 2021 festival

£5,000 or more

Helicopter drop off at 2021 festival (four people)

Arrive at 2021's festival in style with a helicopter drop off at the site for up to four people

£150 or more

Be one of the dog show judges

Be one of Standon's famous dog show judges! This highly coveted reward is usually reserved for the likes of Lewis Capaldi and Lord and Lady Trenchard

£250 or more

Feature as a character in 2021's Line Up poster

We will turn your face (or a loved one) into an illustration and feature it as a character in 2021's Line Up poster artwork. You will also receive an A3 framed print of the 2021 Line Up poster artwork (your illustration included of course!)

£300 or more

Get on stage with your favourite act! (two people)

Watch any Main Stage or Laundry Meadows act from the side of the stage. Max two people per act, first purchased, first preference and subject to artist management approval

£1,000 or more

Lifetime weekend tickets to Standon Calling

Pledge £1000 and get weekend tickets to Standon Calling festival for life

£1,000 or more

Pair of weekend tickets for 5 years

Pledge £1000 and get a pair of Adult weekend tickets to attend Standon Calling for 5 years

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