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.