Wickham Festival News

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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    Another top-class Gaelic-influenced Scottish band confirmed for Wickham 2020. Tide Lines will join Tankus The Henge and The Peatbog Faeries on our Village Stage on Thursday 6th August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU05IStEgSM ... See MoreSee Less

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    Oh fantastic saw them at Larmer last year πŸ‘

    Brilliant news - they really were a highlight at Cropredy too. One of my suggestions so glad to see you are listening πŸ˜‰

    Fabulous live band saw them twice this year

    Fabulous band who brilliant live!

    They are a big favourite HebCelt Festival if you are in this neck of the woods definitely worth seeing!!

    Donna McGowan look who is at Wickham this year!!!

    Ooh something new

    Jim Irvine Belinda Irvine

    Shelley Hackett!

    Harriet Mary

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    We've joined many other festivals in donating tickets for a huge prize draw to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross and WWF-Australia. Please support this very deserving cause. Details here: www.facebook.com/YOSA2020/posts/2482221742058132We, like so much of the world, have been devastated by the bushfires that have swept across Australia.

    We have set up a prize draw to help raise funds for the Australian Red Cross and WWF-Australia, a fantastic list of prizes have been donated by events such as Edinburgh Festival Fringe, HebCelt Festival & Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival amongst many more.

    Full details on the prizes and how to buy a ticket to enter the draw and help raise funds can be found here β€” yosa2020fireappeal.eventbrite.co.uk
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    Weve joined many other festivals in donating tickets for a huge prize draw to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross and WWF-Australia.  Please support this very deserving cause.  Details here:  https://www.facebook.com/YOSA2020/posts/2482221742058132

    Nice bit of Americana from The Local Honeys who are touring the UK later this month and who'll be appearing at Wickham on Friday 7th August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F6k4Xdrj4Q&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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    I've seen The Local Honeys. A good addition to Wickham!

    Fab, love them!

    As seen first at Square Roots Promotions πŸ˜€

    For those who've been asking, Merry Hell will perform TWICE at Wickham 2020. A full band set on Saturday evening followed by an acoustic set on Sunday afternoon. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwt6Yr1qpvI ... See MoreSee Less

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    There's always something for everyone at Wickham. I usually find some treat gems in the unknown to me artists. Looking forward to see what surprises this year brings.

    Well i went for 1 day last year and seen lindisfarne, ralph mcTell, my hero, then Sam Browns heros, then saw gilbert O Sullivan, who blew me away plus other very good acts. As i had enjoyed it so very much i decided to book for the full 4 days plus localish hotel plus flight from Cyprus to Gatwick, plus train fare. Now looking at performers what a waste of time as only know 2. Leo Sayer, who is crap and Scottish singer???? Thats how good this years turn out is what a waste of time.

    I've never heard them, but heard a lot about them and they're clearly very popular, so looking forward to seeing them.

    I think the bill you have announced so far is stunning, every new announcement makes me say yeh again and again.

    Paul Campbell this is a great little festival and I know you’re a fan of these guys.

    Great band .... a must

    Oh yes!😊

    They are BRILLIANT

    Excellent..how about coco and the butterfields

    Rub the salt in, go on....☹️

    Pete Wheeler

    Shelley Hackett!

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