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”
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”
Check out our pictures from the 2016 Wickham Festival… see if you can spot yourself!
Pictures courtesy of Guy Reece (Striking Faces), Jim Houlbrook, Ffion Edgeley, David Horrocks, Paul Brett.
Don’t forget to tweet your own pictures to us @festivalwickham or submit them to our Instagram account Wickham Festival Continue reading “Picture gallery from Wickham Festival”
No more heroes any more? Try telling that to 5,000 fans who rocked to the sound of the Stranglers at Wickham Festival.
It was as though the clock had been turned back 40 years to the explosion of the punk scene as Wickham welcomed two major forces from that golden age. Continue reading “The Stranglers and Bruce Foxton turn back the clock at Wickham Festival”
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”
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!
Continue reading “Introducing the headline acts for “The Quay West Cave””
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”
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”
For the first time there will be four stages at Wickham Festival this year. We’ve just added stage times for our Quay West Cave, sponsored by Quay West Studios, and Acoustic Stages on our line up page. Continue reading “Stage times announced for The Quay West Cave and Acoustic Stages”
We’d like to show our appreciation for all the sponsors for Wickham Festival 2016. We rely on sponsors to keep down the price of tickets so please support them wherever possible.
Continue reading “Sponsors for Wickham Festival 2016”