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Day 4 – review

Kiefer Sutherland stole the show as the Wickham Festival came to a fantastic finish.

The Hollywood action star of 24 showed he is equally at home with a guitar as a gun when he brought his band to the tiny Hampshire village.

Kiefer Sutherland

His presence drew a capacity 7,000 crowd with the day completely sold out and the Village Stage Big Top packed long before he took to the stage with thousands clamouring for a glimpse of the actor.

And he did not disappoint with a 75-minute set of country, rock and blues to prove this was no novelty act.

With two hit albums to his name, his music was a perfect fit for this boutique festival which is now established as a major event in the south.

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer was clearly bowled over by the rousing reception from the crowd going out of his way to say: “I can’t tell you what an honour it is to perform for an audience like this.”

He mixed old and new, slow and fast with both passion and precision to the delight of the crowd who had flocked to see a true icon in action.

It was a tough act for Alabama 3 to follow but they managed it with a powerful set which kept the party going right until the curfew signalled the start of another 12-month wait.

Alabama 3

While the Village Stage was hosting a party, the Valley Stage housed more traditional acts with a fantastic four-pack to finish the festival.

Ralph McTell proved his voice is as strong as ever with a delightful set to pave the way for another music legend in Lucinda Williams.

She was followed by the ever popular Lindisfarne who delivered their usual high quality set before Gilbert O’Sullivan wheeled out the hits to close what has been a hugely successful event.

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Tickets are already on sale for next year. Even though the line-up has still to be decided, hundreds have already reserved their places safe in the knowledge it will be high quality and the atmosphere will be as chilled and vibrant as ever.

Fans can save up to Β£80 on a weekend ticket by returning the booking form by August 12 – or save Β£70 if you book online.

 

 

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    Delighted to say that, after many requests, singer-songwriter Beans on Toast will make his Wickham Festival debut in 2020. www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVxHiKzoinI ... See MoreSee Less

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    Beans on Toast produces some great videos as well as writing great songs. Here's one that's particularly relevant right now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD1dE6e0vPU

    Dom Martin please. He’s European Blues Awards Solo Acoustic Blues artist of the year. en-gb.facebook.com/MusicDomMartin/

    Aaaaaaaaaaa....Justin Capps!!! When I didnt think I could love Wickham Music Festival any more! You guys have made my week.

    Yay Jay at Wickham.... fantastic

    Whoop! Jenny Collins...you know you want to really!

    Excellent!

    Yes!

    Glen Bryant honeymoon at Wickham?

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    We're delighted to announce that The South will be back at Wickham in 2020 www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sbWXyaXm4o ... See MoreSee Less

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    P.S. Don't forget Wickham season tickets make great Christmas presents. You can save £50 on every 4-day adult season ticket if you book now. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Saw the wonderful Skinny Lister at the Wedgewood rooms last night, loved their set at Wickham last year... Well worth bringing back for 2020!

    Just back from seeing Skinny Lister in Aldershot, they were awesome all over again, please.... if they're touring, get them to swing by 😍🌑

    Hope they play during the weekend.

    Hmm, not a fan, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time! πŸ€— But I agree, Tom Robinson was just fantastic, one of those unforgettable moments. Can we persuade him to come back next year? πŸ˜‰ 🎢 x

    Omg can’t wait to see these again they played the first time we came to wickham festival xxxx

    Megson would be a great booking

    Maybe it's just me, but as good as all the musicians you've announced are, Wickham doesn't appear to be putting anything much new or different on the bill. A lot of repetition from other years, which is a shame as it has been a festival I've really enjoyed.

    Fabulous! !!!!

    In the interest of equality can we also have ‘The North’ ‘The East’ and The West’ ? Or is that being too Equalitarian ? Whatever, I thought Graham Nash this year was the icing on the friggin’ cake. Just superb !

    So excited they were amazing when I last saw them!

    Yay, they were fab last time they were there!

    With the line-up so far we won’t want to work next year 😁 Please can we be near the stage again πŸ˜‰

    Wow, looking forward to this!

    Brill, love them - thanks

    Brilliant last time

    Great. Love them.

    Excellent!

    Love these!! Good news

    Hoorah!

    Hooray!

    Brilliant

    Viv fingers crossed they're on the weekend!

    Tom Robinson please

    Jim Irvine, I am a happy bunny πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    Confirmed today! The multi-award-winning Scottish band Talisk will be back at Wickham in 2020. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2432sMhkNuU&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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    So many of Scotland's finest singers & musicians booked for the 2020 Wickham Music Festival - Capercaillie; Talisk; Eddi Reader; The Peatbog Faeries; Manran; Old Blind Dogs; Peat & Diesel... and more to come!

    This is such good news. One of my absolute favourites ❀️

    They are fantastic - Can't wait to see them!🎢

    Saw them at the Ashcroft Centre a couple weeks ago and they were great to listen to with fun banter too. πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Fantastic news especially as you have sneaked 'the Doggies' in as well πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Great news. Can’t wait!

    Hurray hurray!!!!

    Any news about Los Pacominos?

    Just gets better and better.....

    Kat Percy Rattler Ben Millier

    Good news. How about Anxo Lorenzo who is playing London in January

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    Jonathan Coppock

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    Another great live band confirmed. The East Pointers from Prince Edward Island will be back at Wickham in 2020. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiuU3e-3_uo ... See MoreSee Less

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    They look good! When were they last at Wickham, Peter?

    Fantastic news. Absolutely loved them a couple of years ago. Brilliant. πŸ‘πŸŽΆ

    We saw this band in Oz last year..Amazing..

    Loved them last time. Made me want to do a trip to the PEI Festival!

    Wonderful! They are my first confirmed gig of 2020 so far, and it will be great to see them again at Wickham. WTG Peter....another fabulous line-up taking shape.....Trials of Cato would be another good addition!

    They were fab!

    Saw them last year, they are fantastic!!

    awesome love them ☺

    These are fantastic Emma Capps

    Brilliant

    Yeahhh love em!

    Lidia Matusiak :)

    Excellent, they were fab last time...

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    Another great booking for Wickham 2020. The wonderful Eliza Carthy and the Restitute Band will be performing on Saturday 8th August 2020. Save Β£50 on 'earlybird' 4-day weekend season tickets if you book now via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Another great booking for Wickham 2020.  The wonderful Eliza Carthy and the Restitute Band will be performing on Saturday 8th August 2020.  Save Β£50 on earlybird 4-day weekend season tickets if you book now via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    I see Sharon Shannon has been booked for the Cropredy Festival. Given that she's in the country then, PLEASE try and book her for Wickham - she'd be brilliant (oh & how about Richard Thompson too!).

    Can't wait! 🌿

    Well done Wickham! This is amazing news.

    Could you give us a list of all acts booked so far. Pretty please

    Brilliant news! The acts booked so far are excellent. Well done!

    Whoop whoop whoop ... πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸŽΆ brilliant news, counting down the days already πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    That’s a great guest! Excited already.

    Another great booking - it's already looking like a superb line up (so glad I got my early ticket)!!

    That's a great booking.

    Another great choice.

    This is great!

    Can’t wait

    Whooohooo

    Woo hoo!!!!

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