Wickham Festival News

Explore Wickham village, a rural delight steeped in history and culture

A real feature for our festival is the picturesque setting right on our doorstep. For city dwellers venturing out and visitors travelling from afar, Wickham village is a must see to make the most of your weekend and get involved with the local community. There will be a festival shuttle bus service every 15 minutes from 8.30am to 5.30pm each day between our festival campsites and Wickham Square.

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Last chance to save £30 on Earlybird tickets!

This week we’ve added a few more artists for our Friday line up. First off we have Tim Edey who has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music. Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!

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Roll Up! Roll Up! The circus is coming to Wickham Festival!

Among the many exciting new attractions at this year’s festival we have Fit Up, a fabulously fantastic popup touring theatre circus company. Thea-cus! Fit Up performers are Natasha McGhie and Corey Pickett. Natasha has worked in circus and theatre since a child including Big Fun, No Fit State community and Bassline Circus. Corey is a polished all-round international performer with a background in theatre. He combines circus, music and physical theatre to create an energetic and eccentric performance. From 5 ball juggling to a 5 foot unicycle, you can guarantee Corey will enthral and entertain.

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Roger Chapman Family & Friends joins our Sunday Wickham Festival line up

We’ve added a few more artists to our line up section in the last month.  First off one of Britain’s most distinctive rock vocalists, Roger Chapman of ‘Family’, is confirmed for an appearance on Sunday 5th August.  He’ll be joining Richard Thompson, The Undertones, and The Blues Band amongst many others to make our final day a memorable one.

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Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel to headline Wickham Festival on Thursday

In response to many requests we’re delighted to say that Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel will be back at Wickham Festival following their storming set in 2015.  Along with our other opening night headliners, The South, Thursday is looking like a great start to this year’s event. Here they are performing “Here Comes The Sun” in 2015 at Wickham…

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The South (Formerly the Beautiful South) to perform on Thursday night

Another great live band confirmed for Wickham Festival 2018 is The South who will be performing on Thursday 2nd August. They last played at Wickham in 2015. They have a string of top 20 singles including their No. 1 single A Little Time as well as Don’t Marry Her, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Redeyes and Perfect 10…

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    Great new video of 2019 highlights added to our Wickham YouTube channel today. Thanks to Stuart Barry. Click on the link below to enjoy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMq9zp96SJc ... See MoreSee Less

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    A reminder of our line-up so far for Wickham 2020. Click on the photo to enlarge.

    Wickham Music Festival, when will we know who the remaining headliners are please as family waiting to buy day tickets

    Andrew Rowland, amazing atmosphere and music you will love on one stage or another. xx.

    Couldn't spot us in the video from last year James Cross 😁. (Spotted you though Scott Doonican) 👍

    Seen it and shared to some other motorhome websites.

    Any chance of John Moreland this year ? 😀

    Dale Wesley Calderbank, see if you can spot Steve.

    Have you seen this Noels, Ras Folkster? x

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    It's on days like today that one looks forward to summer. 😀 2020 Wickham Festival 6th-9th Aug. 2020. Have you got your tickets yet? Line-up so far here: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk inc. The Waterboys & Nick Lowe with more headliners to come. Enjoy last summer's video by clicking on the link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERnNnkFHPWI ... See MoreSee Less

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    Completely agree, roll on summer & Wickham Festival 2020.. have got the IOW Festival first however! 😉✌🏻

    Great line-up, at the moment it looks more fun and stronger quality than the Somerset based effort.

    Excellent line-up! Anybody else would be a bonus...

    Can’t come soon enough!!!! ☀️☀️☀️

    Can’t wait

    Can't wait!

    How about Fun Lovin Criminals as Thursday headliners? Their vibe would suit Wickham perfectly.

    Oh, and my guesses for forthcoming announcements are either Big Country (please) or Supergrass - just a thought 😀😀- 179 days 😂😂

    Only if I can see Black Smoke Rebellion again

    Can't wait for Justin Capps and the Cavaliers 😊🤠🥂😘 x x

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    Delighted to announce The Waterboys will headline on Sunday 9th August. Day & Weekend tickets now onsale via this link: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UrXRbMYzD8 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Our line-up so far with more headliners to come

    Fabulous! What another superb booking Wickham! Just bag Mary Chapin Carpenter next and I'll be on top of the world ;)

    I’m over the moon - waited so long to see these!!

    Brilliant, just brilliant, just when you thought it couldn't get much better you pull this one out of the bag! Thank you!

    Whoop whoop whoop ... that is a great addition. It's been such a long time since I have seen them! 💃🎶💖🤩

    Absolutely fantabulous! This is the one I've really been hoping for <3

    So looking forward to the festival again this year and super excited about The Waterboys - such a great live band. Brilliant line-up as always Peter!

    Excellent choice Wickham ❤ Thank you ❤

    Oh brilliant - this years line up just gets better and better 🎵🎵

    Brilliant, Wickham the gift that keeps on Giving 😀

    The Waterboys were amazing at a festival we were playing in France! Can't wait to see them again!

    Omg it gets better. They are amazing !

    Now that is great news. Thanks for confirming Peter.

    Fantastic, brilliant last time I saw them there, thank you

    Looking forward already!! Brilliant!

    Brilliant!!! Cannot wait,going to be a fantastic four days

    This is brilliant- just keeps getting better and better!!- buy that Man a drink!!! 😀😀

    Fantastic! Well done 😀😀😀

    Brilliant haven't seen them for yrs.

    Already got tickets - line up gets better every day x

    Woo hoo fabulous!!☺

    Adam Couchman, Kelly Couchman I need to change my holiday dates. This line up is getting better and better!

    Wonderful news. They were so good last time 👍

    Cat Stevens is at Cambridge and Glasgow, he might like a sidetrip to Wickham?

    Looks like you'll need a weekend ticket x

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    Major Sunday night headliner announcement. Great festival band. Thanks for all the guesses earlier. We can now announce The Waterboys will be headlining Wickham on the Sunday night, 9th August. ... See MoreSee Less

    Major Sunday night headliner announcement.  Great festival band.  Thanks for all the guesses earlier.  We can now announce The Waterboys will be headlining Wickham on the Sunday night, 9th August.

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    Fantastic. How Long Will I Love You was our wedding song 😍

    Well Mike Scott has announced so guessing The Waterboys 👍

    The Waterboys.. 🙂

    Announced 9 years to the day since we saw this... so pleased we were only looking at tickets for Guildford 😊

    I do hope it’s not 10cc again, or The Proclaimers ........I’ve got my fingers crossed for Stiff Little Fingers, The Members,or The Undertones.

    If it is the Waterboys put it in the contract that they must play All Of The Moon. They headlined Larmer Tree in 2002 and refused to play it the muppets! A couple of years later Dexys refused to play Come On Eileen. What's the matter with these guys? These are the songs that made them successful and rich and that punters want to hear. Hope it is the Waterboys and they're over the ego problem now 🥴

    I've seen the announcement on their FB page! Sooooooooo excited!!! Well done Wickham Festival! 🙂

    Fantastic! And announced an hour after booking our tickets. I think you should expect a rush. (Is it a too early to get our place in the crowd?)

    Yes that's what I said Fi. Brilliant line up and the Waterboys.🤩x

    The Waterboys! Very excited about that! 😊

    I had to double check the name of the Goat Roper Rodeo Band as it’s a bit hard to squint at on my phone! What a great lineup.

    Yippee! Have to come now. Thanks Peter - best booking ever....

    Already seen on their website, amazing! ♥️

    Can’t believe you have got them back again. Brilliant. On the down side I will probably have to bring my wife on Sunday now 😂

    Oh no Linda Maunder!, it looks as if we'll just going to have to go again this year! 😁x

    Brilliant news!

    The phrase 'From Strength to Strength' springs to mind Peter. Great line-up!!

    Looks amazing must start saving x

    Waterboys levellers bluebells.

    One of the above three!!!

    It's deffo the Waterboys

    Is that all the headliners announced now?

    Will Pursey another great line up

    Get in there!

    Julia - this is better xx

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