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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    Another great band confirmed. Banter feat. Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards & vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass & vocals will be at Wickham on Sunday 7th August 2022.
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    Simon Care in any guise is good for me

    We never booked him for Wickham but we always loved his music. R.I.P. Meat Loaf www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QGMCSCFoKA ... See MoreSee Less

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    I was pit medic for two of his gigs on the island absolutely brilliant gig and a true gentleman

    The Wonderful Enigmatic Charming Talented Meatloaf xxx

    So sad loved his energy and music

    Iconic album...soundtrack to my university years!❤️ Feeling sad today😥

    Saw him live several times, ran about the stage like a teenager, so much raw energy, such a talent

    He would’ve been top of my wish list to book had I not already been lucky enough to see him live a few years ago. Words cannot express how much talent we have just lost in this man.

    Rest In Peace 🌹🙏

    Was my first ever live gig aged about 14yrs old at Portsmouth Guildhall in the 80s. Sparked a love of live music that still exists today

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    So looking forward to seeing Levellers + Ferocious Dog at the Wickham Festival on Saturday 6th August 2022. Plus special guests t.b.a. shortly. Day & Weekend tickets on sale now via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Can't wait!! So glad I decided to get a ticket instead of a much needed new kitchen flooring 😊!!!

    My dad is so looking forward to this! Booked after last year & despite the horrendous conditions, you guys went above & beyond!! 👏🏼

    Getting to see my all time favourite band is awesome. The only thing to make it better would be if my favourite solo singer played there again as well… Mr McTell?

    Levellers best UK live original band. Still got my Wickham 2017 set list. Ferocious Dog supported Levellers in the past, but now the dogs bollocks. Really looking forward to seeing both bands.

    I will finally get to see the levellers live, another tick on my bucket list, now if you could just work your magic and get the Thompson Twins my life will be complete

    This is going to be awesome 🤩🤩🤩 Hope there's no clashes!

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    Newly confirmed. The Trouble Notes will be at Wickham on Sunday 7th Aug. 2022 (They were due to be with us in 2021 but Covid prevented international travel). Great band!
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    Such a fantastic group! Everyone will be dancing 💃🏻

    Excellent news!!!

    More than a hint of Black Violin about them

    Pleased to confirm FitUp will be back at Wickham in August with their outdoor circus & cabaret shows plus hugely popular circus skills workshops ... See MoreSee Less

    Pleased to confirm FitUp will be back at Wickham in August with their outdoor circus & cabaret shows plus hugely popular circus skills workshops

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    Day & Weekend Tickets available and selling fast. You can still save £50 on 4-day adult weekend season tickets if you book now via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Can you get the 3 Daft Monkeys too??

    When I went, the music was sooo excellent!!! However, there should deffo be less people sat on their arse in chairs🙄😑

    Think it would be great if the solar cinema came back or something similar it was great for a bit of chill time with the children

    Are the Sniffer Dogs coming?

    Any chance big country?

    Joanna Dovey x

    Would love to see Bleeding Hearts here!

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