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WILKO – Not Over and Out

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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New Website launched for 2015

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.

Tom Robinson & Wilko Johnson for 2015 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.

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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.

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    Just 2 weeks to go! 5th-8th Aug. Van Morrison; Deacon Blue; Fairport Convention; Show of Hands; Capercaillie; Eddi Reader; Nine Below Zero; The South; Lindisfarne & so many more. Soon we'll be together again. 😊 Tickets www.wickhamfestival.co.uk www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQXRZio0yoM ... See MoreSee Less

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    Wickham is going ahead because although Peter was risking losing money he was prepared to go the extra mile(S) to give us a weekend of pure joy, we will be forever grateful.

    Looking forward to being with you on the Saturday and Sunday!

    My 1st festival, be gentle with me but let me dance like I don't have a care in the world 🙆‍♂️🍻🎶🎵

    Looking forward to making noise on Friday!!!

    Fashion from Vintage will be there again! And we can’t wait xx

    Francesca Fi 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

    Only 2 weeks to Wickham Jane Stockdale !

    Wickham Music Festival are Skerryvore playing at the festival?

    Why is this still on but Cropedy is cancelled.

    Can't wait!

    Two weeks to go Alex Alexsandrea Hunter Elly Lucas 😃😃

    Looking forward to seeing Merry Hell at Grayshott Folk Club on Friday 6th August 2021 @ 7.30pm. It too is in Hampshire by a full 25 yards.....Call 01428 607096 for info and tickets.

    Yey... can't wait 😀😁😊

    Can’t wait!!! 😄😄🎶🎶🍻🍻

    Jenny Lovell x

    Claire Rose Steele xx

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    Wickham memories. A previously unseen video of the great Wilko Johnson from 2013. Video courtesy of Stuart Barry. www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-gbDGt3J5w&list=RDo-gbDGt3J5w&start_radio=1 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Saw this advertised a few weeks - some great acts - next year definitely👍

    I was in the crowd, he was superb. Never forget that set. Norman Watt Roy on bass too, brilliant!

    Remember wondering at the time if it may be the last time he ever performed. Amazing strength and character

    It was great to be there

    Steve Rawlings 🎸😎

    Pamela Horrigan

    Ebony Calderbank, remember this? And you were right at the front!

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    This year's Wickham Festival is ON! 5th-8th Aug. Wickham, Hampshire. Outdoors, in the fresh air, with plenty of space. Safe, relaxed & friendly with great live music in a glorious rural setting. Day & Weekend tickets available. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    This years Wickham Festival is ON!  5th-8th Aug. Wickham, Hampshire.  Outdoors, in the fresh air, with plenty of space.  Safe, relaxed & friendly with great live music in a glorious rural setting.  Day & Weekend tickets available.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    A huge thank you to all you lovely hardworking passionate people involved in getting this festival underway. X

    Well done Wickham 👏👏👏 really looking forward to this 🤞🤞🤞

    Amazing line up. So excited to be going to our first live festival after all this time. Thank you so much for your hard work

    I have to say that Wickham Music Festival have pulled off an absolutely astonishing lineup👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Well done to all concerned, it must have been a logistical nightmare, but you seem to have gone above and beyond expectations. Love and respect to you all!

    So Looking Forward to this 😍 last gig March 2020 ☹️ Looking Forward to Visiting the Beautiful Town of Wickham and the Area 😀

    So now you have DB I really need to be there...wonder if I can swing some time off work :)

    Great lineup!

    Steve times are open website for anyone who is looking for them

    Final lineup for Wickham. Best ever, even without overseas guests? Looking forward to this.

    Laura Gillin looks who is playing!!

    Just booked and can’t wait 😀

    Mark Harris Deacon Blue Saturday night!

    Can’t wait to join you. Thank you for all your efforts and putting on such a wonderful line up

    Brilliant lineup. Wish I could go

    Hi, I still have his hits c d ,also old enough to remember the here comes the night from The band Them.

    Andrew Redwood

    Lee🤔

    Tony Williams

    Ooh Penny Ashby are you considering this? X

    Back in time to Uni days! Wonderful - wish we could get there.

    John Riddock off to see deacon blue, you could have come doon for this mate?

    Sandra Hall

    Nick Lieder fancy this?

    Nicola Barnes Jones Eddi reader.. Reminds me of you too!!!

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    Another amazing headliner! Top Scottish band Deacon Blue will appear at the Wickham Festival on Saturday 7th August. Day & weekend tickets available via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk or The Square Cow in Wickham Square.
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    Happy with that, not a bad second (!!!!!) To del Amitri! It'll be a great show - it always is with Deacon Blue!

    One of my all time favourite bands. Used to see Ricky Ross solo at Ronnie Scott’s in Birmingham. Bloody nice bloke too.

    What a top booking Wickham Music Festival 👍🎶🤘

    Oh wow! Saw Deacon Blue at the Hammersmith back in the day, probably 30 years ago or there abouts Long time ago, but Brilliant!

    Fantastic. A ship called dignity is one of my favourite songs of all time! 😃

    John Otway, Van Morrison, The South and now Deacon Blue. Things couldn’t get much better!

    Nick Hancock they are brilliant live!!! I hope you're going on the Saturday night?

    Had tickets to see them last year rolled forward to this Nov Now also in Wickham - awesome!!

    Wow! Wickham just gets better & better.

    Deacon Blue...saw them in Portsmouth a few years ago...absolutely brilliant gig!

    Looks like I'm waiting another year for Steps then....... I can wait x But seriously, great signing! Can't wait!

    Jason Rowland Lisa Rowland Lisa - well done!! Fantastic Band!!

    Love Deacon Blue. They’re great live too!!

    Yay!!! That goes a long way to making up for the disappointment of no Waterboys this year! SO excited for this 😁

    Crikey-going to be some Saturday...

    Could I love you any more Wickham Music Festival ? Thank you for this 💜⭐️

    Oh yes got tickets for this! 😝

    Great band , only tender love and rain town my all time favourite from them

    Wow- this has made my day soo looking forward !

    Yes!! Even more excited now.

    Omg I am so looking forward to Saturday night now 🥰💖

    Amazing, Makes up for Waterboys not being able to be there this Year 👏😎

    Wow!!!!

    Rob Waite

    We’re delighted!!! But please confirm they’re not on at the same time as Van Morrison🤔

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