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Standon Calling 2022 review: Loyle Carner proves his worth as headliner at this colourful, eclectic festival

Standon Calling might be the UK’s most wholesome festival. Many of the music fans wandering around the parched Hertfordshire fields are families or teenagers. They cheer on the kids taking part in a fancy dress parade, fly through the trees on zipwires, and splash around in the swimming pool. There are fairground rides. Yoga sessions. Massages. Karaoke. And even though the heatwave means the annual dog show is cancelled, there are still dogs everywhere, meaning a cuddle with a friendly pooch is never far away.That’s not to say Standon doesn’t also have an excellent music lineup, of course. There are...
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Loyle Carner: ‘There’s a whole other side to me that’s darker’

Ben Coyle-Larner is wrestling with himself. Literally, in the video for his new single, Hate, a song that sees him shelve his languid, confessional flow and nice guy persona in order to deliver lines such as “I tell you what I hate though / The same fellas getting bodied by the plainclothes” with genuine venom. The video sees a camera trained on Coyle-Larner’s snarling face as he drives down a largely empty stretch of motorway, while being jostled and harangued by alternative versions of himself in the back seat. It might be a rather heavy-handed metaphor but it’s true to the tone of the song and his new direction, one he doesn’t yet seem entirely confident in.
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Loyle Carner announced as final NASS Festival 2022 headliner

Loyle Carner has been announced as the third and final headliner for this year’s NASS Festival – check out the line-up below. The event, known for being the UK’s biggest celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, will take place between July 7-10, 2022 at the Bath and West Showground near Bristol.

Loyle Carner, Madness And More Confirmed For Standon Calling 2022

Loyle Carner and Madness have been confirmed as two of the headliners for this year’s Standon Calling festival. The four-day event will take place between July 21-24 in Standon, Hertfordshire. Anne-Marie and Primal Scream will also top the bill. Other acts set announced today (February 2) to appear over the weekend include Norwegian pop star Sigrid, British pop icons Sugababes, Yorkshire post-punks Yard Act, and Brighton singer-songwriter, Sam Tompkins.

Primal Scream, Anne-Marie and Loyle Carner to headline Standon Calling 2022

Primal Scream, Anne-Marie and Loyle Carner have been announced as the main headliners of Standon Calling 2022. The Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire festival will return this year from July 21-24, with Madness set to headline the opening night of the event on July 21. Standon Calling have today (February 2) confirmed...

Standon Calling 2022: Madness, Sigrid, Loyle Carner, Self Esteem and Kojey Radical announced for festival lineup

The first wave of acts who will perform at this year’s Standon Calling festival have been announced, including those appearing on The Independent’s stage. Headlining the event in the Hertfordshire countryside are Madness, Primal Scream, Loyle Carner and Anne-Marie, who will be joined by an eclectic mix of artists including John Grant, Sigrid, Nadia Rose, Earth Wind & Fire, and Craig David’s TS5 set.As has been the case over the past few years, The Independent has teamed up with Standon Calling and will host its usual Laundry Meadows stage. The Thursday night (21 July) will see performances by DJ Craig...

NEW MUSIC WE LOVE: Swindle’s “LOST” Featuring Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical & JNR Williams

Swindle’s third album No More Normal (2019) was a bubbling beauty shot through with a panoply of influences—funk, hip hop, soul and UK iterations of those genres blended together to create a lasting impression. Now the South Londoner returns with “LOST,” a track that once again showcases his ability to forge something inventive and exciting from the strands of the music he loves.