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Can you spot yourself in our 2023 gallery?

It’s that time of year again to try and spot yourself in our new gallery. Click here to visit the Wickham Festival 2023 Gallery.

We’ve added over 300 images for 2023. Do you feature in our new gallery?

Thanks again to Guy Reece of Striking Faces fame for overseeing and managing our team of fantastic photographers. This year it included TheLightscaper, Steve James, Linda Dunham, Dean Bryant, John Hooper, Mal Thomas, and Pete Bottomley.

We’ve added over 300 images that capture fun times and hopefully will preserve memories for years to come. As ever it’s images of our patrons we always love most. Let’s not hide the fact that 2023 started off a little muddy!

There was just a tad of mud at last year’s festival!

We’re very optimistic this level of mud won’t be repeated with our brand new arena field located a short distance from our previous site. Just this week it was looking lovely with no mud or flooding despite the heavy rain. We will have 28 acres of lush flat and well-drained grassland for 2024! It is located opposite McCarthys farm shop on the Winchester Road.

This means that motor home parking will be on the same field as the arena. Therefore, you’ll be much closer to the festival entrance than in the past. Any overflow will be on nearby fields. We really think this layout will be a massive improvement.  The new arena field has much better accessibility, gravel access roads & footpaths, and no slippery slopes to negotiate.  We’re also no longer using the old day parking fields which very quickly turned to mud when it rained.

We’ve also been busy booking artists and this week can confirm that The Wilswood Buoys will make their Wickham Music Festival debut on Saturday 3rd August.

They toured last year with Levellers and Frank Turner. They join Tony Christie, Johnny Kalsi, Skipinnish, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, John Otway Band, Tankus the Henge, and many others already announced!

Over the coming weeks we’ll be updating our Line Up section and so to get our website fully ready for next year we’ve also archived everything from 2023 on this page. It’s got all content from last year in one handy place!

In the meantime please enjoy browsing through our 2023 gallery and don’t forget you can still save a massive £50 on weekends tickets if you book now!

The Wickham Wave! Please visit our new gallery.

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    Newly confirmed.  Widely regarded as one of the worlds finest exponents of Scottish Harp (clarsach) playing, Rachel Hair accompanied by guitarist Ron Jappy will be at Wickham on Friday 2nd August.  Day & weekend tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    Newly confirmed. Widely regarded as one of the world's finest exponents of Scottish Harp (clarsach) playing, Rachel Hair accompanied by guitarist Ron Jappy will be at Wickham on Friday 2nd August. Day & weekend tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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    Newly confirmed. Widely regarded as one of the world's finest exponents of Scottish Harp (clarsach) Rachel Hair accompanied by guitarist Ron Jappy will play Wickham Friday 2nd August joining @Suzi_Quatro @SethLakemanNews Day & weekend tickets now onsale http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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