Kelis At Standon Calling Festival’s The Welcome Feast

Kelis is set to provide a treat for the senses at this year’s Standon Calling. A Le Courdon Bleu trained chef, she’ll give revellers the chance to try out her culinary skills, ask questions to the singer-turned chef and marvel as she headlines the festival’s Main Stage in style on Sunday night. The star will get stuck in to the action as she joins The Welcome Feast’s delicious selection of street food traders to serve up the best in South-American cuisine – with the help of pop-up icons Le Bun – who have come together and created a bespoke menu ahead of Standon Calling.


Keli comments, “Getting to spend a month in the UK cooking and performing really has been the best of both parts of my world. It’s been so fun putting together the menu and cooking with Chef Andy from Le Bun. Our meeting, and then our collaboration, all originated from the fact that we were both going to be at Standon Calling this year so we’re very excited to bring all that we’ve been working to everyone there.”

The Welcome Feast sees Standon Calling open a day early in 2016 to offer a truly scrumptious line-up of food and drink from the likes of Club Mexicana, Maltby Market legends Waffle On, Made Of Dough, Cheeky Italian, Mac Factory as well as Standon Calling’s own pop restaurant by Ceru on Tour who will be serving up Levant mezze feast to share with family and friends (available to book online now). The official launch to the festival will also feature a brand new Real Ale Bar curated by Hackney Brewery and Hertfordshire’s own Red Squirrel.

As well as being a night of foodie heaven in Hertfordshire they’ll be songs around the campfire, a piano bar, Beefy Melons cocktails and vintage clothing, silly games and plenty for families. Standon Calling is also giving local talent the chance to win a festival slot by wowing The Welcome Feast crowds in an acoustic open mic competition hosted by Rehab. This will all take place on the brand new Standon Calling Octopia stage.

Standon Calling boasts an impressive line-up for 2016 including the likes of Suede, Jess Glynne, Everything Everything, The Hives, as well as breaking artists Yak, InHeaven, Lea Lea, JONES and of course not forgetting Kelis herself. Families can choose from an expansive programme of activities with everything from baby & toddler raves to hula classes, singalongs to film production workshops.

The festival also welcomes a stellar electronic line up in 2016 including Theo Parrish, Goldie, Joey Negro and Gold Panda. While The Cowshed nightclub will see takeovers from Hospitality and Sink the Pink’s naughty little sister Savage Disco, keeping the party going until 5am.

Standon Calling is the ultimate overgrown manor house party, offering renowned and upcoming acts, immersive theatre, a host of weird and wonderful workshops, talks, the annual dog show, a fancy dress parade and of course its own heated outdoor swimming pool. The story for this year is Legend of the Lost Seas, which will see the boutique festival pulling out all the stops for an incredible ride from start to finish. 2016 is shaping up to be a special year indeed.

Day tickets for Standon Calling 2016 are now on sale for £57 and final tier adult weekend tickets are on sale for £147 + booking fees. Tickets for The Welcome Feast are £20 for ages 13+ and free for 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased solely for this event or as an add-on to a festival ticket. All tickets with more information can be found at Discounts available for group bookings, contact


Suede / Jess Glynne / Kelis
The Hives / Everything Everything / Ghostpoet / Anna Calvi / Blossoms / The Thurston Moore Group
Swim Deep / Tiggs Da Author / Toy / Loyle Carner / Adam Green / The Duke Spirit / Teleman / Honne / Natty / Billie Marten / NZCA Lines / The Hot 8 Brass Band / The Mouse Outfit / The Cuban Brothers / Declan McKenna / Kiko Bun / Blood Red Shoes / Meilyr Jones / Rag’n’bone Man / Rationale / Clean Cut Kid / Yak / The Hunna / Pins / Hackney Colliery Band / Jones / Charlie Cunningham / Flyte / United Vibrations / Revere / The Amazons / Tangerines / Exmagician / Hannah Lou Clark / Seramic / Maddox / Peluche / Bella Figura / Nadia Nair / Petricia

Electronic Line-up
Theo Parrish / Goldie / Joey Negro
Gold Panda / Greg Wilson / Luke Abbott / Crazy P Soundsystem / DJ Format & Abdominal
Dr Packer / Kid Fiesta / The Mixnots / Nixwax

Cowshed Takeovers
Hospitality Presents: London Elektricity / Fred V & Grafix / S.P.Y / Krakota / Hugh Hardie / Ownglow Wrec / Inja / Carasel
Savage Disco: Artwork / Purple Disco Machine / Jonjo Jury / Jonathan Bestley / Guy Williams
Food Programme
Ceru pop-up restaurant / Cheeky Italian / KelisxLeBun / Ceru Souk / Club Mexicana
Spit and Roast / Made of Dough / Mac Factory / Yu Kyu / Barnaby Skyes
Ceru Souk / Toasties  / Waffle on / Hippy Chippy / Goodness Gracious Me
Original Fry Up Material / Carnival Coffee
Family Programme
Baby & Toddler: Yoga / Massage / Multi-sensory Mini Raves / Storytelling / Toys & Games / Chill-out Zone / Change & Feed Facilities
Kids: Circus Skills / Hula Hoop Shows & Workshops / Juggling Performances / Street Dance Classes / Junk Craft / Puppetry / Mask Making / Jewellery Design / Dress-up / Nail Art / Library / Parachute Games / Rainbow Ribbon Dancing / Balloon Modelling / Bubbles
Older Kids & Teens: Workshops & Projects: DJ Skills / Film Production / Music Production / Creative Sessions / Giant Interactive Junk Art Installation

The Welcome Feast 
Le Bun / Club Mexicana / Waffle On / Made Of Dough / Spit and Roast / Cheeky Italian / Ceru / Yu Kyu
Mac Factory / Barnaby Skyes / Carnival Coffee & Crepes / Hippy Chippy / Real-Ale Bar
Beefy Melons / Piano Bar / Wandering Musicians
Hot Tubs / Family Activities / Games / Songs by the Campfire

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