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Record-breaking Wickham Festival

Wickham Festival organiser Peter Chegwyn has hailed this year’s record-breaking event as the best yet.

Box office records were smashed with more than 25,000 people flocking to the picturesque site to see the Proclaimers, 10cc, Billy Bragg and 80 other acts over four gloriously sunny days.

Never too young to rock at Wickham Festival
Never too young to rock at Wickham Festival

 

The hot weather saw fans drink the site dry with beer running out just before last orders on the final night – and the event has already received a record number of bookings for next year.

Chegwyn said: “This has been a record-breaking festival in every sense. It has easily been our best year – the question now is how do we top it?

“We have broken all box office records, the traders did great business, we have record renewals for next year and we even drank the bar dry – and yet there was still not a hint of trouble or rowdy behaviour. Continue reading “Record-breaking Wickham Festival”

Wickham Festival tickets on sale on the gate

Tickets are on sale on the gate for all four nights of the Wickham Festival.

Saturday and Sunday are selling particularly well and attracting big crowds but all four nights will be well attended due to the strong line-up which includes the Proclaimers, Wilko Johnson, Billy Bragg and 10CC.

Crowds flock to the Wickham Festival
Crowds flock to the Wickham Festival

Fans can still buy day or evening tickets – or full weekend tickets at www.ticketsouth.co.uk or by phone on 023 8071 1818, via The Mayflower in Southampton. Please bring proof of purchase with you if buying like this.

The capacity of the picturesque site has been extended to 7,000 following the success of last year’s sell-out show by James Blunt.

And the signs are that the final two days of this year’s event will attract close to a full house to the small Hampshire village with a big reputation for attracting top-name artists.

Day tickets start at just £35 with under-16s being half-price and under-10s free. Camping tickets are priced at £25 per tent or caravan for the whole weekend. They will be available from the box office on site.

Please note you can bring snack food and water or soft drinks in sealed plastic bottles into the Festival but no alcohol, glass or cans.

Running order for all three stages

The provisional running order and timings have been announced for all three stages. Please note all timings are subject to change.

ALL TIME GRATES STAGE

Thursday 6th August:
17.00 – 17.40 Roseanna Ball
18.00 – 19.00 Sharon Shannon Band
19.15 – 20.15 Carlos Nunez
20.30 – 21.30 Andy Fairweather-Low
21.45 – 23.00 Wilko Johnson

Friday 7th August:
12.00 – 12.45 Megson
13.00 – 13.45 Charlie Cunningham
14.00 – 15.00 Huw Williams & Maartin Allcock
15.15 – 16.15 Roy Bailey
16.30 – 17.30 Martin Carthy
18.00 – 19.15 The South
19.45 – 21.15 Show of Hands
21.45 – 23.00 Billy Bragg

Saturday 8th August:
11.30 – 12.10 Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston
12.20 – 13.00 The Askew Sisters
13.10 – 13.50 Lisbee Stainton
14.00 – 15.00 The Spooky Mens Chorale
15.30 – 16.45 Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman Spectacular
17.00 – 18.15 Kathryn Tickell
18.30 – 19.45 Eliza Carthy Wayward Band
20.00 – 21.15 Seth Lakeman
21.45 – 23.00 The Proclaimers

Sunday 9th August:
11.30 – 12.15 The Hut People
12.30 – 13.15 Gren Bartley Band
13.30 – 14.15 Les Barker
14.30 – 15.15 Tankus The Henge
15.30 – 16.30 Moulettes
16.45 – 17.45 Luka Bloom
18.00 – 19.00 The Dhol Foundation
19.15 – 20.15 Tom Robinson & Band
20.30 – 21.30 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
21.45 – 23.00 10cc

Bowman Ales – STAGE 2

Thursday

22.00-23.15 De Temps Antan
20.30-21.30 Feldspar
19:30-20:15 Banjo Vie
18:45-19:15 Dorey the Wise
18:00-18:30 Winters Hill

Friday

22:15-11:15 Stone Cold
20:30-21:45 Edward II
19:30-20:00 Rehab
18:45-19:15 Lady Luck
17.30-18:30 Kris Dollimore
16:15-17:00 Destroy the Fleet
15:30-16:00 Just Millie
14:45-15:15
14:00-14:30 Bel Esprit
13:15-13:45 71 Chain
12:30-13:00 Rebbeca Hollweg

Saturday

22.15-23.00 Damn Beats
21.15-22.00 Du Belows
20.15-21.00 Phil Odgers & Bobby Valentino
19.00-20.00 Strumpet Town
18:15-18:45 Lilo’s Wall
17:30-18:00 Alistair Goodwin
16:45-17:15 Matt Blake
16:00-16:30 Marcus Jones
15:00-15:45 Joe Rushforth
14:15-14:45 Above Bar
13:30-14:00 Celadore
12:45-13:15 Different Place
12:00-12:30 Bishops Waltham Festival Battle Of The Bands Winner

Sunday

21:00-21:45 Daisy Trail
19:45-20:45 Seven Little Sisters
19:00-19:30
18:15-18:45 Bemis
17:30-18:00 Day of the Rabblement
16:45-17:15 Splinter
16:00-16:30 Small Town
15:15-15:45 Novatones
14:30-15:00 True Deceivers
13.45-14:15 Alex Roberts
13:00-13:30 Amanda Cook
12.15-12.45 British Racing Green

ACOUSTIC STAGE

Thursday

21:30-22:10 Dan Eagle
20:40-21:20 The Courtiers
19:50-20:30 Marley Blandford
19:00-19:40 Kenny
18:10-18:50 Pompey Pluckers

Friday

21:30-22:10 Tenderlore
20:40-21:20 Kadia
19:50-20:30 Andrew Foster
19:00-19:40 The Alistair Goodwin Band
18:10-18:50 Ben Rouse
17:20-18:00 Calvin Thomas
16:30-17:10 Andy Hawxwell
15:40-16:20 Ben Harvey
14:50-15:30 Amy Goddard
14:00-14:40 Gardner
13:10-13:50 Jim Chorley
12:20-13:00 Stokes Bay Strummers

Saturday

21:30-22:10 Charles Bateman
20:40-21:20 Lovibond and Lucas
19:50-20:30 Andy Comley
19:00-19:40 One 4 the Road
18:10-18:50 Pete Christie
17:20-18:00 Rob Johnston
16:30-17:10 The Lowis Lanes
15:40-16:20 Dave Richards
14:50-15:30 Luke Ferre
14:00-14:40 The Dave Baker Project
13:10-13:50 Vincent Treacey
12:20-13:00 Scott Hodges

Sunday

21:30-22:10 Tinderbox
20:40-21:20 Electric Arms
19:50-20:30 Jemima
19:00-19:40 Jonas and Jane
18:10-18:50 Sarah Saville
17:20-18:00 Ayse Nichelle
16:30-17:10 Tom and Ash
15:45-16:20 Ed Goodale
13:30-15:30 Davina Shanty Singers
12:45-13:25 Nick Scanlon
12:00-12:30 Southsea Community Choir

(All timings subject to change)

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    For those with plenty of puff, we'll have didgeridoo workshops at this year's Wickham Festival. ... See MoreSee Less

    For those with plenty of puff, well have didgeridoo workshops at this years Wickham Festival.

     

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    Colin Lacey 😱😱😱

    Bill Wallace

    Charlotte Birch 😍

    Fiona Chivers 😊

    Rosemary Nash you’ve got to give this a go

    Ben - I'm sure you could borrow one of Martin's 🙂

    Edward Fletcher

    You jest Rachel but rob can play one we have three at home 🤣

    Andrew Terry

    Clive Lightfoot Mel Lightfoot 😂😂😂

    Cindy Harrison?

    Steve Lawless

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    Good to see our Wickham Festival mentioned in today's Daily Mirror interview with Judy Collins. She's appearing at Wickham on Thursday 1st August, same night as her long-time friend Graham Nash of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Couple of late additions to our 2019 line-up. The wonderful traditional Irish singer Cara Dillon and the award-winning musician Luke Daniels. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiGsYjyeeuUwith Sam Lakeman and John Smith ... See MoreSee Less

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    Better and better!

    Absolutely brilliant! Well done Wickham 😎👍

    Can I ask what day will cara dillon be playing?

    Excellent Wickham 👍👍👍

    Excellent. She was terrific with Transatlantic Sessions....!

    Jonathan Coppock

    Absolutely superb additions - looking forward to August more and more each day!

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    A few more names to announce this Wednesday evening including one of the best female vocalists on the traditional & Irish music scene plus an award-winning folk musician and former Riverdance band member. Any guesses? ... See MoreSee Less

    A few more names to announce this Wednesday evening including one of the best female vocalists on the traditional & Irish music scene plus an award-winning folk musician and former Riverdance band member.  Any guesses?

     

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    Cara Dillon would be good

    Cara Dillon?

    Maire Brennan would be great though

    Sharon Shannon?

    it's already Wednesday

    Lisa O’Neill

    Mary Black?

    Luke Daniels ? Moya Brennan? Sharon Shannon?

    Val Doonican ??????????????

    That looks like Florence to me 😂

    Have I missed it ? Wednesday now lol Btw Have you asked wildwood kin yet ????❤️

    Julie Feeney?

    Brilliant line up this year best one yet Cara Dillon?

    Wickham Music Festival who was the announcement ?

    Davy Spillane

    Are we still waiting....patiently 🤔

    Still waiting!

    Who is it?! 🤔

    Brendan Power?

    Moya Brennen and Luke Daniels??

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    1st-4th Aug. Wickham, Hampshire. Voted the UK's Best Small Festival. Click the photo to enlarge. Please 'Like' & 'Share'. Cheaper per day than Camp Bestival; Cambridge; Cornbury; Cropredy; Larmer Tree and the Isle of Wight Festivals... and with a great line-up on four stages. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    1st-4th Aug.  Wickham, Hampshire.  Voted the UKs Best Small Festival.  Click the photo to enlarge.  Please Like & Share.  Cheaper per day than Camp Bestival; Cambridge; Cornbury; Cropredy; Larmer Tree and the Isle of Wight Festivals... and with a great line-up on four stages.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

     

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    Would love to but realise we are in Scotland that week - running around the forests orienteering! You will have to enjoy it for me! X

    That is a belting line up. Frank Turner, Alabama 3 (full band or Sound system? Either is good), Afro Celt Sound System, Proclaimers, Dreadzone, 3 Daft Monkies, BSSOVD (ooerr!) Well done the booking team.

    Half way down the post, below the headline acts is this guy, who I have loved since the 1980s https://youtu.be/wzHSJSJ_ias

    Better line up then Larmer Tree Festival !! In my opinion

    Scott have you announced this yet? I’ve lost track. 😂

    Never seen The Proclaimers live.

    The ‘Kiefer Sutherland Band’? Fuck off! Make it on merit not on your celebrity in another field!

    All booked.. do we leave on a Monday?

    Hope to see Big Brother Soul again, they were one of last years highlights x

    Great line up. Wish I didn’t stay north of the border😢

    Fantastic lineup! Why is Sam Kelly hidden away at the bottom? BIGGER 😁

    How much please

    Tracy McAndrew Edies 1st festival??

    I hope they put the main acts in the big top n not on 2nd stage as they did last year n thats its not so flamin hot

    Stephanie Loveridge

    When will you publish stage and time slot per artist please?

    The proclaimers when did they sneak in ?

    The best lineup you guys have ever had. 👍

    That is a wicked line up for Wickham Festival?

    Are we going ? Jasper Mark Haywood

    Brilliant line up well done Peter I know you have been working hard on this.

    Better Line-up than the Isle of Wight !

    Shame its not Wickham Market!

    Dave Randall have a look who's there..lol

    What a brilliant line up this year 😁 x

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