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Cocktails, Deckchairs & Hammocks!

We always endeavour to respond to feedback and are trying some new ideas this year that have been suggested to us.  This includes a brand new “Chill-Out Zone” with cocktail bar, deckchairs and hammocks!  We’re hoping this will provide the perfect area to recharge your energy.

We’re planning to locate this area alongside the Cinema Tent and Digital Funfair so whilst the kids enjoy some entertainment you’ll be close by having a break before deciding which stage to visit next.  To celebrate our 10th birthday at Wickham, we’ve got some of our favourite artists returning this year. Picture this … Andy Fairweather-Low after a stint in a hammock with cocktail to hand singing classics…

… that was 1975, very few artists keep entertaining like this …

Nearly all kids’ entertainment is included with entrance so a cheeky hammock based Mojito should be within budget.  We always appreciate your comments and ideas via Facebook & Twitter so please keep them coming.  We’ve just cracked 14K followers on Facebook and over doubled both our Twitter & Instagram followers since this time last year.

As ever, and since most our visitors are based around Hampshire, we’ll be supporting a local charity.  Not for the first time we’ll be supporting and raising awareness for the incredible Two Saints charity that help the homeless across south Hampshire.

Let’s just say this last weekend has had a *spot of rain* so fingers crossed the heavens have emptied and that summer Wickham sunshine will bless us again.  Tickets are selling fast but still available here.

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    Great video of Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland giving an impromptu performance at the Naomi House Childrens Hospice prior to his Wickham Festival appearance in August. Top man! www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH0qPDaERIM ... See MoreSee Less

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    This is amazing, get in touch if there is anything we can do to help! 🌿✂️💚

    Kerri Sullivan This is what I was telling you about

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    Pleased to say The Magic Teapot will be back at Wickham in 2020. www.facebook.com/magicteapotvenue/videos/434183467179307/ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Worth a ticket just to spend the weekend in here❤️

    One of the best features of the festival and The Twisted Tea Garden.🤗🎶🌋

    My absolute favourite feature of the festival 😄

    It was a highlight of the festival for us! Looking forward to the heat and song already.

    Yay! Loved the teapot 😊

    The Magic Teapot was a great little venue.

    Woohoo, looking forward to dancing on some benches and singing Crazy in the best ever coffee place.

    Was looking at that this afternoon .xx

    Brilliant news ... it was fantastic this year! ... loved playing the tambourine!!

    Fantastic news!

    Many a happy hour spent in here! Still loving my tea towel 😍

    Looking forward to it already!

    Great news 👍

    Just love the dancing man in the background!

    Great news

    Best news!!!

    Yessss!

    Yay!!!

    Rachel Hazzard Sian Forfar Jeremy Hazzard Theresa Bundred memories xxx

    That was so good in there they were all nuts it was great !

    Wendy Ledger

    Jacqueline Cook

    Yeay 😁😁

    Sue Hall

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    Great new preview video from John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers, Walking to Wickham www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNfHuL-pRsA&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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    See also the 'Folk on Foot' Facebook page and give them a 'Like' www.facebook.com/folkonfoot/

    Going to see The Oyster Band next week at Union Chapel. Can't wait.

    Me to from the Campervan field a mile away! I thought Folk This ! 😂🌋

    Misschien moeten we toch eens meewandelen, Arnold Madderom 😉

    We're delighted to announce that top Celtic / Gaelic band Capercaillie will be making their Wickham Festival debut in 2020. Same day (Friday 7th August) as Eddi Reader; Show of Hands; Jackie Oates & John Spiers; and many more. Earlybird weekend season tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets (All artist announcements subject to contract) www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp2w5fvetlc ... See MoreSee Less

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    Fantastic news - I love Capercaillie. What a Friday, with Eddi Reader and Show of Hands on the same day. Well done - but PLEASE don't let them clash!

    Yay! Excellent news! Rob Stickells

    Fantastic news, well done Wickham!

    Brilliant! Love capercaille . Friday night off then!

    That’s going to be a Fab Friday!

    Absolutely fantastic News thank you Peter 👏👏🎶🎶 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Great news ... can't wait to see them. Chuffed. 👍😀👌

    I reckon Friday alone is worth the ticket price! Fantastic <3

    Fab, saw them at Cambridge FF once and they were excellent.

    Amazing love Karen and the band

    Jim Irvine.. how flippin’ excited are you? 👏

    Wow ... definitely a blast from my past. 🎶💃🎶💃🎶 can't wait 😀😀😀

    Great news!

    Great line up already!

    Brilliant!😀

    Brilliant!

    Excellent they are great live

    That's great news!! 😎☀️😀 Any chance of getting Lankum again and/or Frigg? Both would be fantastic!!

    OMG you just made my day!

    YES 👍

    👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👌👌👌

    Weren't they at Wickham Festival the year it was at Eastleigh?

    Please can you confirm if 3 daft monkeys are playing ? Xxx

    Clare Rogers

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    Some more artists to announce in the next 48 hours including a top Gaelic band making their Wickham debut; the return of a very popular (and lively) world music band; and a multi-million selling singer-songwriter whose career spans 45 years. Any guesses? ... See MoreSee Less

    Some more artists to announce in the next 48 hours including a top Gaelic band making their Wickham debut; the return of a very popular (and lively) world music band; and a multi-million selling singer-songwriter whose career spans 45 years.  Any guesses?

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    Thanks for all the guesses and suggestions. Keep them coming. Several of you have given us some more ideas for Wickham 2020. In the meantime, top Scottish/Gaelic band Capercaillie just announced. More announcements in coming days 🤪

    If you're still booking bands Wickham Music Festival, we saw a brilliant band supporting the very wonderful Holy Moly and the Crackers (who we have you to thank for introducing a few years ago <3) a couple of weeks ago in Southampton. We reckoned the Wickham crowd would really like them :-D www.facebook.com/pg/ManTheLifeboatsBand/videos/?ref=page_internal

    Please get the outside track back! They were awesome and Skipinnish and Talisk from the previous year ❤

    Please NOT Paul McCartney 🙄

    Just heard a fab duo Ferris and Silvester. They would be a great addition of young talent to the already super line up for 2020.

    Hopefully Gilbert O Sullivan, Lindisfarne, and Ralph McTell yet again as this year, which was terrific, so good that I have booked for the Full. 4 days next year. What a wonderfully run Music festival.

    Or John Prine. That would be wonderful

    Capercaillie? Dervish? Van Morrison ? 🙏 🤔

    The outcast band (from stroud) are fantastic! From the past.. Leo Sayer(!) Chesney Hawkes(!) Simple Minds.. maybe... Tom Robinson was fantastic a couple of years ago! Dr Feelgood maybe? 😊

    I suggest Tankus the Henge and Damion Wilson. Both brilliant in very different ways.

    Could I please add Rusty Shackle to suggestions? Saw them in Cardiff recently and they'd be excellent for Wickham.

    It would be brilliant if Merry He’ll could be. They would go down great as they interact with the audience and their music is fantastic

    Would James Taylor be too 'out there'?

    2nd go - Steve Winwood????

    Horslips would be great headliners...

    Grace Petrie please please please please please!

    It all sounds intriguing

    Dhol Foundation /Afro Celt Soundsystem?

    Afros or Dhol hopefully, no idea about the others

    Capercaillie ?

    Oh I just thought the Noble Jacks. Think they would be great at Wickham. Have you had them before, if so I missed them.

    Elvis Costello.... now that would be awesome!

    The Dhol Foundation Capercaillie

    I know I've said it before but, Bare Jams would be a great fit for Wickham

    I really hope the Gaelic band is The Celtic Social Club. The Wickham crowd would love them,so good live.

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