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Artists added to our Saturday and Sunday line up

We’ve just added new artist to our Saturday and Sunday pages.  As ever there are diverse acts appearing throughout the weekend.

New names added to Saturday are Swill Odgers, The Gary Fletcher Band, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Admiral Fallow, The Dhol Foundation, and The Undertones.  This is a Wickham Festival debut for Admiral Fallow, a band from Glasgow with four beautifully diverse albums to their name.

The Undertones who emerged from Derry in 1976 went down a storm at Wickham in 2018 so we’ve invited them back.  They are probably best remembered for their 1978 track, Teenage Kicks. The legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and liked it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show.

New names added to Sunday are The English Fiddle Ensemble, Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds, The Trouble Notes, Banter, and The Men They Couldn’t Hang.  The Trouble Notes is another Wickham debut and something very different.  The Berlin-based trio is composed of violinist Bennet Cerven, guitarist Florian Eisenschmidt, and percussionist Oliver Maguire. Hailing from different countries, each member of the group brings a different musical training and perspective to the band.

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    We're delighted to announce that world class traditional musicians Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle are newly confirmed for Wickham on Saturday 3rd August. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Same day as their colleague from The Transatlantic Sessions, Jerry Douglas plus renowned Irish musicians John McSherry, Brendan Quinn & Francis McIlduff. It's gonna be one helluva session! 😀

    Julie, Suzanne…. It gets more fun by the day..! Just some nice weather please..🙏🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Brilliant - really enjoyed the Transatlantic Sessions at Bristol, some great musicians

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    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

    We're delighted to announce that 16-times GRAMMY Award winner Jerry Douglas, one of the world's finest dobro & lap steel guitar players, will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sat. 3rd Aug. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast!