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Best ever Wickham Festival

Wickham Festival faces an almost impossible challenge – how to top our best ever event!

With record crowds flocking to see the likes of Kiefer Sutherland and Frank Turner, organisers know it will be a tough task to surpass such a successful weekend.

Kiefer Sutherland at Wickham Festival

But they are determined to continue growing the hugely popular event in the picturesque Hampshire village while still retaining the unique relaxed atmosphere.

Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “It was a fabulous weekend, our best event yet. But that gives us the problem of how on earth do we top it?

“But it is a very nice dilemma to have and we will definitely be looking to make it even better – although it will be tough!

The Wickham festival was a huge success

“We had our best ever sales with Sunday a complete sell-out and the other three days very close. We had our strongest ever line-up and we have had record renewals with hundreds already taking advantage of the Earlybird discounts to book for next year.

“Although they don’t know the line-up, they know it will be strong and they know our very special chilled vibe will be the same as ever.

Kiefer Sutherland drew a huge crowd

“Many of this year’s artists have already asked if they can come back and that shows just what a special event this is. They love playing here because of the friendly welcome they get from all the staff and from the fans.

“It shows just what a special event this is that so many singers are now approaching us rather than the other way round.

“It is now firmly established as one of the most popular events on the circuit and although we may grow it slightly – and are always looking at ways of making it even better – we have no desire to be another Glastonbury. Our atmosphere is our big selling point and we won’t do anything to risk compromising that.

“It was wonderful to see the site full and everyone going round with big smiles on their faces, which is why we do this. We have had fantastic feedback from visitors and of course it has been great for local businesses as the festival really benefits the village.”

There were smiles all round at the Wickham Festival

There was something for everyone with music legends such as Judy Collins, Graham Nash and Lucinda Williams mixed with evergreen stars like Gilbert O’Sullivan, Lindisfarne and Ralph McTell as well as big bands such as Level 42 and The Proclaimers.

Chegwyn added: “They all responded to the fans and really put a lot into their shows. The reaction was fantastic across all four days.

“Frank Turner’s performance was amazing. We have been after him for years and were finally able to make it happen. It was definitely worth the wait. He was a really nice guy and we would have him back in a heartbeat.

“Mark King of Level 42 loved the event and said they would love to come back as did American guitarist Stanley Jordan. It is lovely when big stars say what a wonderful festival it is. Now the planning starts for next year.”

Fans who return the forms given out at the festival or book before August 15 can save up to £70 on a weekend ticket as well be entered into our competition to win a very special signed t-shirt. Prices will increase on 1st Setember 2019.  Please vists our tickets page here.

 

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    Delighted to confirm Merry Hell will be back at Wickham next summer. Two shows on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August 2021. Earlybird tickets for 2021 now available at 2020 prices. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Such a great line up 🤩👍

    Excellent news!

    Fabulous news !!

    Call believes that we are going to have a summer without the Wickham music festival 😪 roll on next year .

    Another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2021. Tankus The Henge will appear on our opening night, Thursday 5th August 2021.
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    Pete Wheeler

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    First time I saw them was at Wickham in 2018. Great band and a great booking

    Excellent :-) Firm favorites ever since we first saw them at Wickham many years ago ... we even managed to catch them in Germany and the Netherlands a few times now 🎶💖😍🤩🎶

    Great band - seen them two or three times at Glastonbury & should have been at the Robin, Bilston before lockdown cut it.

    Yes!! I've loved this band since I first saw them at Wickham.

    Just one of the greatest bands that you could ever see live. ❤️

    Love this band! 😍

    Great band, great song and great video.

    Can't think of a better way to open the festival! 😃 I think we might go a bit crazy... They were one of the last bands I saw live before lockdown, best gig of the year so far (Joiners, Southampton). And unlikely to be beaten now I guess.

    Yes, Tankus!

    Such energy 🧡

    Brilliant 😀👍

    Lisa maybe we should do Wickham next year!

    Wickham + Tankus = 😍😍😍😍

    Clive Allen, this is just down the road from Aysha and Rich!

    Thank you 😍😍 - Alice Ellwood

    Yeah

    Carol Morrell, Ian Morrell 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️

    Oh yeah!

    Thank you Wickham!!! 🙏🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Andrea Clarke get booking! X

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    CoCo and the Butterfields the latest band re-booked from 2020 to 2021. They'll be at Wickham on Friday 6th August 2021.
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    Yippee!

    Brilliant!

    Kerrie Seymour

    Top folk duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman among the latest confirmations for Wickham 2021. Appearing on Friday 6th August 2021. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAJPdge4ySI ... See MoreSee Less

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    She has a wonderful voice 👏👏👏👏

    Ahh, they’re great!

    Great choice.

    Amazing!!

    Newly confirmed for 2021. American blues maestro Lil' Jimmy Reed will be back at Wickham next year on Sunday 8th August 2021.
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    Fantastic! His show last year was a Wickham highlight.

    Massive success last year !

    He was brilliant last year 👍

    He’s one crazy talented old dude scared me when he climbed into our crowd last year 😂😂

    Wonderful 👍💜

    I hadn't heard of him but was bowled over!

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