In exactly 7 days we’ll be looking forward to a full day of entertainment to bring Wickam Festival 2017 to a close. And what a line up! Festival favourites Winters Hill will be opening The All Time Grates Stage at midday whilst Ray Cooper will be opening The Hapi Festival Stage.
It’s incredible to think that this time next week we’ll be in full flow meeting familiar faces and spending time with like-minded folk. We also know this year there are many new visitors to Wickham. We’ve sold tickets in America, Argentina, Australia, Scandinavia and of course all corners of Britain. Wickham is a quaint English village set in the Hampshire’s Meon valley full of history, providing the perfect setting for a break to soak up some culture.
Next Friday Wickham Festival 2017 will be well underway with the first full day line up of music. As I write this post at 9.30pm, in precisely 7 days we would have just enjoyed Seth Lakeman. To celebrate our 10th festival at Wickham we wanted to return to our roots with a very strong folk line up, which had to include Seth…
This time next week we would have just watched KT Tunstall take to the stage at 8pm. With five studio albums released internationally there is a lot to look forward to including tracks from her top 10 album released in 2016, KIN…
We always endeavour to respond to feedback and are trying some new ideas this year that have been suggested to us. This includes a brand new “Chill-Out Zone” with cocktail bar, deckchairs and hammocks! We’re hoping this will provide the perfect area to recharge your energy.
It’s exactly two weeks until the music starts!
For early risers, we’ll be opening the arena from 8am this year to weekend season ticket holders. There are breakfasts available plus some morning activities including yoga, Folk Orc workshops and informal ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions and workshops with the likes of Wizz Jones. This does not include Thursday morning, so those arriving on Wednesday can have a lie in after our free concert at The Wickham Centre or having a drink at the festival bars which will be open on Wednesday evening whilst we finish off the site build.
With just over 2 weeks until everything gets going we’ve just updated all are line up and artist pages to give stage times for artists appearing on our All Time Grates Stage and Hapi Festival Stage. The headliners for The All Time Grates Stage are KT Tunstall, 10CC, Show of Hands, The Levellers and The Peatbog Faeries.
“MEET SOME WICKHAM GHOSTS, THE PUB WHERE HORSES ARE REGULARS, AND MUCH MORE WITH WICKHAM HISTORY WALKS”
By popular request we will have big screens either side of our main stage this year plus another big projection screen outside our main Big Top so everyone will have a great view of everything that’s happening onstage.
We’ve less than 30 camping tickets left and are likely to sell-out in the next few days. If you know of anyone thinking of camping who has yet to buy a camping ticket please advise them to do so before it’s too late.
With now less than a month until Wickham Festival 2017 our whole team is really getting into gear to bring you our best event yet. As a festival organiser those weather reports are becoming ever more of interest. C’mon Carol Kirkwood … give us all some good news!