Wickham Festival News

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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    Our new Wickham Festival site looking lovely in yesterdays sunshine.  Flat, well-grassed, well-drained with excellent pedestrian & vehicle access, its so much better than our old site.  Do join us from 1st-4th Aug.  Info./Line-Up/Tickets via this link: www.wickhamfestival.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

    Our new Wickham Festival site looking lovely in yesterday's sunshine. Flat, well-grassed, well-drained with excellent pedestrian & vehicle access, it's so much better than our old site. Do join us from 1st-4th Aug. Info./Line-Up/Tickets via this link: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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    It's going to be a great weekend! If you've yet to buy your tickets, please do so. If you buy them quick you can still save £30 on the full price of 4-day weekend season tickets www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Looks lush

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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’   
    https://orcd.co/allwelove

    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