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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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    We're looking forward to welcoming Van Morrison to Wickham on Saturday 7th August 2021. Tickets selling fast.
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    Snooze.. but Slambovian Circus of Dreams !!!!! Wowser,, good call Pete XX !!!!!

    I was sad to see that Van Morrison has written ‘protest’ songs accusing scientists of publishing ‘crooked facts’ etc. Protest songs used to be about equality, justice, racism etc, Not spreading false conspiracy stories because you’re fed up that some of your concerts had to be cancelled to prevent the spread of a dangerous virus in a pandemic. It would have been fine to have written his protests about governments failing to provide support for Music and The Arts and generally to help the poorest people to stay at home , and to self isolate when ill. But not publicising fake conspiracy stories about Covid-19 to justify his complaints against measures to protect the UK from a disease. Hopefully he will realise his error of judgement now that his 4 latest songs are on Variety list of 12 worst songs of 2020! downatthecrossroads.wordpress.com/2020/09/19/van-morrison-conspiracy-theories-and-protest-songs/amp/

    Voted the UK's Best Small Festival. Safe, relaxed & friendly. The ideal summer staycation! Save £40 on 4-day weekend season tickets if you book now. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Voted the UKs Best Small Festival.  Safe, relaxed & friendly.  The ideal summer staycation!  Save £40 on 4-day weekend season tickets if you book now.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    how many women on the bill ?

    Nick Lowe 😊👍

    Are people expected to show proof of a Jab or Test ???

    Looking forward to this, great festival and line up.

    Literally cannot wait!

    Great line up 😊

    Great work Wickham - see you in the summer!

    Not forgetting The Slambovian Circus of Dreams from New York State? (www.slambovia.com)

    Sam Jefferies I wanna go to this if I'm not gigging myself. I've seen Van Morrison live very good. Also it's on around my birthday

    I like Van Morrison! 😁

    Gemma Noakes shall we get tickets?

    Will you have the 2 metre distancing rule in place???

    Got tickets🥳

    Wickham has a great line-up this year.

    Love Van the Man. Saw him many years ago at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Fab ! It's a great line up too.

    Something to look forward to😎

    Wow! Van Morrison, The Waterboys AND Nick Lowe. Bring it on 😃😃😃

    What are weekend season tickets?

    Looks fabulous

    Can't wait.

    John Otway blimey, last time I saw him I was 18.. (60 now)

    "I left a small part of my brain somewhere in a field in Hampshire" Is this what Jarvis Cocker was singing about?

    Steve Bissell I saw Lindisfarne in 1972. I guess you were about ten then!

    I'm going ❤

    Rhonda Eaton Magdalena Olszyk why is everything in bloody August 😂😂😂

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    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening. Won't be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again. Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening.  Wont be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again.  Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    Bought our rhubarb cider direct from Lilleys last year. Bloody lovely

    I’ve arranged a heatwave

    Jayne MW Michael Dickinson Lauren Burton We should do something like this 🤣🤣🤣

    Fab fammily festival

    Can’t wait 🍻

    Salud 😎🍻🎶

    Pam Smart what are we wearing?

    Pauline Whiteman

    Can't wait. So looking forward to it.

    Looking forward to it 1😊

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    Four months today The Waterboys will be bringing this year's Wickham Festival to a rousing finish as they return to Wickham for the first time since 2013. Have you got your tickets yet? They're selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zEvq5wLHNw ... See MoreSee Less

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    So looking forward to this 🤩 Received my Tshirt this weekend 😊

    Don’t talk about the finish 😭

    I wish I was a fisherman !

    Can't wait 😊

    Love this tune, great video as well !!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚

    Can't wait!

    Catherine Ellis 👍👍

    Tara Casey , what do you think

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    We're looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this year's Wickham Festival. Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more. Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Were looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this years Wickham Festival.  Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more.  Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Finger crossed that everybody behaves themselves before then so that Wickham can go ahead. Can you tell me when T shirt orders will be shipped out please?

    We r all looking forward to this gig thanks fir putting in such a great lineup

    Got my ticket 🤞🤞🤞

    Can't wait ❤️❤️

    He should’ve had his second jab by then 🤭

    Darran Hibbert

    Marcia

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