It is the ultimate “Feelgood” story.
Three years ago Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and given 10 months to live after rejecting chemotherapy. Instead, the former Dr Feelgood guitarist embarked on the ultimate farewell tour with one of the final stops being the Wickham Festival in August 2013. It was expected to be one of his last ever shows – except that was not the end of the story. Astonishingly the 67-year-old is now clear of the disease following an 11-hour operation to remove a 3kg tumour and there won’t be a dry eye in the Big Top when he makes an emotional return to Wickham on Thursday August 9.
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Welcome to our new website launched in the build up to Wickham Festival 2015. We’ll be updating it regularly in the next few months with all the latest news. We hope you enjoy browsing it as much as we’ve enjoyed producing it and hope you find it useful for keeping informed on everything to do with Wickham Festival.
We’re delighted to announce that Tom Robinson and his band are the latest act confirmed for the 2015 Wickham Festival. They’ll be appearing on Sunday 9th August along with 10cc; The Dhol Foundation; Moulettes; Luka Bloom and many more.
Also recently confirmed is Wilko Johnson who’ll be appearing on Thursday 6th August along with Andy Fairweather-Low & The Low Riders plus other artists t.b.c.
You can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the Wickham Festival via our new twitter feed @festivalwickham.
Tomorrow at 9am we will be announcing the star headline act, a household name who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.
You can get the details sent straight to your phone or tablet so you can be first in the know even if you are on the move.
Any more additions to the bill will be announced on twitter – and use it during the festival for alerts on any changes to the running order, travel news or other updates.
So follow @festivalwickham to keep right up to date with all the news.