Wickham Festival News

Our new arena field gets the green light!

Great news! In the last few days, the Premises Licence for our wonderful new Festival site has been approved by Winchester City Council. We now have 28 acres of flat and well-drained grassland for our arena with much better pedestrian and vehicle access than ever before. No more long walks from campsites to arena. No more slippery slopes to negotiate. And hopefully no more mud! Our new arena field is so much better in every way. These photos taken last week show how lovely our new arena field is.

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It’s bookings galore across our 2024 weekend!

It’s been a busy and productive fortnight at Wickham HQ with 10 new bookings confirmed since we announced the legendary Suzi Quatro will be headlining our Friday night. She will be joined on Friday 2nd August by Ranagri, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, Sarah Smout, and The Longest Johns. This will be a Wickham debut for the award-winning English/Irish folk band Ranagri.

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Suzi Quatro will be headlining Wickham Festival 2023

Drum roll please … the iconic Suzi Quatro will be headlining Wickham Festival on Friday 2nd August 2023.  We really are over the moon to welcome Suzi and her fantastic band to the Wickham stage.  We’re sure this will be one to remember! 

Her huge hit, Can the Can went to number one in May 1973, and then go on to sell two and a half million copies worldwide.

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Levellers, Seth Lakeman & Ferocious Dog for Wickham 2024

By popular request, one of Britain’s top festival bands Levellers will be returning to Wickham to headline the Saturday night at our 2024 Wickham Festival (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2024).

Also newly confirmed are the award-winning West Country folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman and another fantastic festival band Ferocious Dog who’ll be appearing on Saturday 3rd August, the same night as Levellers.

We have just update our Line Up pages. There are many more artists currently awaiting confirmation including a great American singer & musician; two of Scotland’s finest Celtic bands; and, hopefully, a young Irish country blues singer and guitarist who was THE star of Jools Holland’s TV Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve. Any guesses?

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    Were looking forward to welcoming The Longest Johns to Wickham on Fri. 2nd Aug.  Full Friday line-up here:  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up/FridayImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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    Love The Longest Johns!

    So excited! Not sure how we are going to keep the stall staffed for their slot 🤣

    Don't forget Shamus O'Blivion and the megadeath morrismen

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    We're sorry to report that London Irish band Neck will no longer be appearing at Wickham following the sad death of their frontman Leeson O'Keeffe from pancreatic cancer. 😢

    Steve Harley was an audience favourite at Wickham Festival, and a delight to work with. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Steve Harley: Cockney Rebel singer dies at 73

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68590846

    The Saw Doctors would like to say a Big Thanks to everybody who has bought or streamed ‘All We Love’ today —the new single is Number 3 in Ireland and No. 23 in the UK. Here’s the link to buy or stream ‘All We Love’   
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    Wonderfully evocative and typically catchy song from our old friends @sawdoctors ready for #StPatricksDay
    Would love to hear them do this at #wickhamfesival one day. Great stuff!

    Our new line-up inc. Curtis Stigers with a few more artists inc. Jerry Douglas to add. We hope to unveil last confirmed artists inc. one more headliner soon. Day & Tier 4 Weekend tickets selling fast. Save £50 on every 4-day weekend ticket. Book now. http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk