Wickham Festival News

2017 is around the corner and we wish you all a Happy New Year

Tomorrow will be your last chance to save £40 on every adult season ticket to next year’s Wickham Festival.  We’re assembling an incredible line up for 2017.  They’ll be many welcome returns for the likes of The Levellers, 10cc, Seth Lakeman, Eliza Carthy, Show of Hands, and Oysterband …

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More confirmed artists for the 2017 Wickham Festival

We’re pleased to announce another batch of artists for 2017.  There’s a real mix of talents with some returning acts as well as artists making their Wickham Festival debut.  From poetry to Punjab inspired percussion and then onto “cowpunk” … as always they’ll be something different we guarantee you won’t have seen before!

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A walk on the wild side

We really appreciate all the blogs people post of their visit to Wickham Festival on our Facebook Page.  England doesn’t get more picturesque than Wickham, forget the Lake District … we’ve got all the countryside you’d want right here!  A particular thanks to Smudger, with his passion for nature and ecology.  You can read his visit to Wickham Festival 2016 here.

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Hot off the press … Presenting the Wickham Festival 2017 line up

We’ve just posted our 2017 line up with many more announcements to come.  August might seem a long way off but there’s no rest for the wicked.  For the very latest in our 2017 line up news please head on over to our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.  The Levellers, Seth Lakeman and Show of Hands are certain to please the Wickham faithful.  In the coming weeks we’ll be updating our site with all the info we can … not least artist profiles including social feeds and videos.  We’ve got a busy time ahead!

Getting ready for Wickham Festival 2017

It’s been a busy week at Wickham Festival HQ.  It’s not long until we start announcing artists for 2017.  In preparation we’ve moved our line up from last year into our yesteryear section.  To view everything from last year, view our 2016 Line Up page.  From there you can see the full 2016 line up, link to artist profile pages, read festival reviews in the media, listen to interviews, view gallery images and watch videos.  Everything from 2016 in one place!

Please follow our Facebook or Twitter pages for when we announce the first artists for 2017.  You can still save £40 on ‘earlybird’ season tickets if you book by December 31st.

Wickham Festival 2016 Gallery

With December fast approaching and the freezing weather outside, it’s time to reminisce about the fantastic festival we had this summer.  We’ve just updated our gallery area with over 200 photos from Wickham Festival 2016.  Click here to remember what music in the sunshine looks like.  What better way is there to cure the winter blues?

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Fantastic finale for Wickham Festival

It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend as the best ever Wickham Festival came to a fantastic finale.

With record crowds, glorious weather and a bill of top artists, organisers were quick to hail the four-day fiesta as their best yet.

It proved so successful that hundreds of fans have already booked for next year’s event (Aug 3-6) taking advantage of a £60 discount on a weekend ticket. Continue reading “Fantastic finale for Wickham Festival”

Roger Taylor of Queen joins Fish, Madeline Bell and Toyah Willcox on stage at Wickham Festival

It was a Kind of Magic as Roger Taylor of Queen brought the third day of the Wickham Festival to a fantastic finish.

The rock legend provided guest vocals for the SAS Band at the end of a rousing set which saw Toyah Willcox, Fish and Madeline Bell perform their own and others’ hits.

There was also a guest slot from Bill Oddie who had earlier given an enlightening talk on behalf of the League Against Cruel Sports. Continue reading “Roger Taylor of Queen joins Fish, Madeline Bell and Toyah Willcox on stage at Wickham Festival”

Tony Hadley and Eddi Reader get Wickham Festival off to great start

It was True Gold as Tony Hadley kicked off the Wickham Festival in style last night.

The Spandau Ballet frontman wowed a crowd of around 5,000 with a sensational set of old favourites and new material in an electric atmosphere under the Big Top.

He gave the fans exactly what they wanted in a memorable 90-minute gig which included Through the Barricades as well as True and Gold. Continue reading “Tony Hadley and Eddi Reader get Wickham Festival off to great start”

Introducing the headline acts for “The Quay West Cave”

We’re incredibly excited about the acts appearing in the all new “Quay West Cave” over the weekend.  Not least because this is the place to see the very best local artists and the wealth of talented musicians we have right here on our doorstep.  Wickham Festival has always been about supporting local artists and promoting our part of the world.  We’ve just added some profiles to tempt you over to this stage, so head on over!

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Bill Oddie to give talk at Wickham Festival for the League Against Cruel Sports

Bill Oddie will be making a special guest appearance at this week’s award-winning Wickham Festival.

The television entertainer and renowned conservationist will be giving a talk on behalf of the League against Cruel Sports at three o’clock on Saturday afternoon.

The comedian, actor and author, who shot to prominence with the Goodies in the 1970’s, will be delivering a serious message in his own inimitable style as part of the Festival’s link with the charity.

Having written and sung a string of comic hit songs for the Goodies including the Funky Gibbon, there is also a strong chance that the 75-year-old may perform with the SAS Band later that evening. Continue reading “Bill Oddie to give talk at Wickham Festival for the League Against Cruel Sports”

Madeline Bell and Fish promise special SAS Band slot at Wickham Festival

The SAS Band hope to crown their headline appearance at the Wickham Festival with a special tribute to the music stars who have died in 2016.

Already this year fans have mourned the passing of David Bowie, Prince and Maurice White from Earth, Wind and Fire among others.

Spike’s All Star Band is made up of varying big name artists who play their own and other musicians’ hits for a great party atmosphere and Madeline Bell, who will be appearing with them on August 6, is planning a fitting send-off. Continue reading “Madeline Bell and Fish promise special SAS Band slot at Wickham Festival”

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    A new song from Scott of The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican which will be released as a single this coming Friday. Buy it on Bandcamp on Friday and Bandcamp will waive their fees so 100% of fans money goes to the artists. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzQ_h2M8Hi4 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Just brilliant 😍🤩😍

    Thanks so much you lovely peeps xxx

    Great work Scott, that is brilliant !!

    😂😂 fabulous!

    Love it!

    The Barstewards were a real highlight of last year - look forward to watching their nonsense again in 2021!

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    Line-Up Announcement! Of the 55 acts booked for Wickham 2020 before Covid arrived, 52 are now confirmed for Wickham 2021. They include the wonderful Nick Lowe seen in this special lockdown video with the Southsea Alternative Choir.
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    P.S. The three 2020 acts still to be confirmed for 2021 are The Local Honeys, Gaz Brookfield and Leo Sayer. We're waiting to hear if they're available next August. If they are, we'll be booking them as well.

    If the Fitzgerald Family are touring UK at festival time, you should certainly book them.

    Fingers crossed.... Larmer Tree already cancelled for next year ????

    Any plans to book a headline act for the Friday night ?

    Fantastic news! 🎶

    Hope Leo Sayer confirms.

    Great news!

    Gaz Broomfield is ace

    Yey!!! Go Wickham!!!

    Are the Troublenotes booked again please?

    Love this announcement. Love this video - can we get the Choir to join Nick on stage for this classic song??

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    🎼🎸We had our own Wickham at home, although since it would never be quite the same, called it BasyFest 2K20. We camped for 2 nights, had a Bar, Main Stage, and our very own Cheezy Vinyl Bar as well as wrist bands, tickets, programmes etc. We had a great time! 🎹🎶🎻🎷

    In the meantime we have all those lovely CD's of some famous and some obscure bands brought back from festival music stands to play and enjoy. I am listening to the Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican right now, what a show those guys put on bloody hilarious, the record brings it all back! Cara Dillon next for me. Love browsing the music stall at Wickham and always bring home a fistful of discs 😁

    I really hope so. I’m not the only one feeling a little bereft after a summer of no festivals I’m sure

    And we my friend are going to be at all !! U know this no more watching the world go by! One life live it and We will together my amazing friend !! Can’t wait to enjoy life with u again u deserve it !!! Xxx

    Larmer Tree has already cancelled 2021 which is both ominous and depressing. 😕

    I soo missed going to the festival

    I hope so. Festivals this summer are the things I have missed most this year 🙁

    Completely agree!

    Absolutely can't wait for all that good stuff to come back again

    Can't wait.... outside music is awesome x

    We will be there covid willing!

    Can't bloody wait! 😍

    Andie Merc cannot wait till we can do this again missed our festivals this year

    I do hope so.

    Looking forward to dancing for you again next year 😀

    One day but we can still go hunting omg

    Yessss 💪🏼

    Let's hope so.

    Sometimes feels hard to believe.. 😔

    🙏👏👏👏👏👍😎🍻🤘🙏🥂🙏🥂 xxx

    So are football teams only playing 5 a side?

    Sue Drawbridge ❤️❤️❤️

    Leanne Marie Greenwood

    You won’t ever get it back if you don’t stop complying 🤷🏼‍♂️

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    A lovely little video showing our recent drive-in picnic concert with Show of Hands plus a look ahead to next summer's Wickham Festival. 2021 tickets now onsale at 2020 prices via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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    Brilliant effort!!! Sounds amazing! We want to play too 😁👍🏻 what a great vibe x

    2021 tickets available at 2020 prices for a limited period via this link www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    Yay, twice in the background with Tim, Lizzie and Yvonne

    Great gig!

    Anneliese Rowland Lewis Gunter we're famous

    Charli 😍

    Does a weekend ticket cover Thursday aswell?

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