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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    Great to have Bug Beats at Wickham presenting the world's first socially-distanced Silent Disco with full 'COVID-Secure' measures in place ... See MoreSee Less

    Great to have Bug Beats at Wickham presenting the worlds first socially-distanced Silent Disco with full COVID-Secure measures in place

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    Ooooooooo mmmmmmm ggggggggg. I was just thinking tonight about silent disco. Fiona Morgans Russell Martin Maureen Clapson .....I'll be here.....hope you'll be here too 🥰🥰🥰

    Alice Turner!

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    Dawn over Wickham.  Not long now... www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    See you tomorrow ….one more sleep 💤 - ridiculously excited 😆

    We drove down yesterday. A five hour drive. This is what it looked like on arrival😀

    Really excited for this weekend ♥️

    See you tomorrow. Really looking forward to it. Great picture ❤️

    It looks very spaced out, lots of room well done Pete and everyone for this

    Happy, happy days. Let's let the good times roll

    Stupidly excited to be coming back. Safe travels everyone and thank you Peter and team for creating this for us xx

    Tomorrow tea time xx see you there xx

    Fantastic line up

    Making the trip tomorrow…. Our first Time

    And us! See you tomorrow! 😊

    See you tomorrow!

    See you Tomorrow 🎪🎸🎻😷🥳😍

    See you later today 😀😀👌👌Pasta U Like

    looking bloody good…..

    Woo hoo!!!!!

    See you tomorrow ⛺

    Hey guys, first time at Wickham, sooo excited. What time can we (the punters) get on to the site on Thursday? And more importantly, when does the bar open? 🙏🍺

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    See you tomorrow.😀

    Who’s travelling more than 100 miles to the festival ?

    See you Thursday 🙂

    Going to walk down tomorrow

    See you all tomorrow 🤘🎸🎶🍻

    Excited! 😊

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    Samba time! We're looking forward to Swan Samba bringing their Brazilian beats to our Festival on Sunday morning. The drumming/dancing band performs a fusion of samba styles including Samba Reggae, Funk, Maracatu, Ijexa, Batucada, Ragga and more. www.swansamba.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Samba time!  Were looking forward to Swan Samba bringing their Brazilian beats to our Festival on Sunday morning. The drumming/dancing band performs a fusion of samba styles including Samba Reggae, Funk, Maracatu, Ijexa, Batucada, Ragga and more. www.swansamba.co.uk

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    Ooo, hope it is nice and early! might I suggest they parade around the camping fields for the listening pleasure of those who may have forgotten to pack alarm clocks and might otherwise miss the glory of a Hampshire dawn......

    Can anyone please tell me if I need to print my tickets? Help!

    What time on Thursday will the ticket office be open please?

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    Most excited!!! 🎶🎶🎶

    We are so so looking forward to this. First gig in 18 months!

    Time for some bag packing & swopping & adding & changing back again😆

    Can't wait 😊

    Woo hoo will be reading and offering spirit board readings for groups xxx

    Can’t wait!

    Getting excited. So looking forward to it

    Sooo glad you’ve held out and are going ahead! Best way imaginable to celebrate Wendy Carter’s 60th birthday.🙂

    Well done for your hard work. So looking forward to a brilliant weekend.

    Just done 10 days volunteering at Ventnor Fringe 2021 ! Looking forward to relaxing at Wickham. X

    Enjoy your big day Wendy Carter 🎂🎉wish l could be with you.. Sounds like it is a great gig 😘

    Really looking forward to our first Wickham festival

    I feel like I'm cheating on Cambridge (we've been seeing each other now since 1987) but I'm very much looking forward to Wickham.

    Really excited for this!

    I need to talk to someone about a change in circumstances which means I may need to swap tickets any chance of a reply before Wednesday because I have emailed twice and not had a reply.

    Who is on at the community centre on Wednesday?

    How do we book parking? Is it free with tickets or do we need to pay? Wickham Music Festival

    We're heading down from Cumbria on Wednesday. Is there a map of the festival site please?

    Where can I see Thursday line up?

    We have full festival tickets but cannot arrive until Friday. Will we struggle for camping space?

    Beth Justbeth Calderbank

    When is it happening?

    Jun Kershaw

    Elaine Puddicombe you going this year?

    Soooooooo excited 😆 Just been at the pub, planning with our Wickham newbie friends 😁😁😁 #faintoboblogymrubyddyndod

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    Be sure to catch Nick Parker & The False Alarms on Saturday 7th August, 15.00 on our Big Top Stage. And if you can't wait until then, watch this excellent lockdown video www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM4uNYnMc8A&t=34s ... See MoreSee Less

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    If you haven't seen Nick Parker Music do yourself a favour and check him out. We saw him in 2019 and he's been a firm favourite in our household ever since. 💕

    Great band and fine fellow!!

    He’s fab!

    Can i transfer my tickets to someone else if i cant make it?

    Yay! Will be awesome 😎 🎶

    Brilliant, they sound great!

    Can’t wait.

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