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Day 4 – review

Smiling makes the day go quicker, according to manic rockers Tankus the Henge.

That would explain why the Wickham Festival has flown by!

Smiling makes the day go quicker

There were smiles all round as the sun shone for four glorious days of wonderful music in that unique chilled yet vibrant atmosphere which makes this event so special.

A major highlight on the final day was the trademark high-octane set from Tankus the Henge who said they feel as though Wickham is their home after a third visit due to popular demand.

Jaz Delorean of Tankus the Henge is a real showman

Lead singer Jaz Delorean is an incredible showman, leaping onto his piano which pumped out dry ice… though it could equally have been on fire such was the energy in the show.

That set the tone for a pumped-up party on the Village Stage with the ever-popular Red Hot Chilli Pipers raising the tempo with a pounding selection of rock classics on bagpipes!

And then came an electrifying collection of punk anthems from the Undertones who brought the festival to a raucous crescendo to leave the crowd breathless.

Jon Boden produced a rousing finale

With both big tops now classed as main stages, this was a dance venue while the Valley Stage had a more laid-back feel to it albeit with two huge names from the folk rock world.

Richard Thompson showed why he is one the world’s top guitarists

Legendary guitarist Richard Thompson blew the crowd away with a faultless exhibition of intricate fingerwork while former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden provided a rousing finale to the festival.

Tickets are already on sale for next year (Aug 1-4) via this website at £120 – or return a booking form from the box office on site to secure an extra £20 discount giving you a full weekend ticket for just £100 – a saving of £80 on the full cost if returned before September 1.

Children under 10 will again be admitted free while those aged 10-16 will get in for half price.

Under 10’s are admitted free (Picture by Bryony Poustie)

 

Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “It is our way of thanking fans for their support. They might not know who the acts will be but they do know they will enjoy them and, crucially, that the unique laid-back family-friendly atmosphere will remain the same.”

The Wickham Festival is known for its laid-back relaxed atmosphere
Listen to the music – or make your own

 

The Undertones powered through their hits
The festival is renowned for being family-friendly

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    Looking forward to watching the sunsets again!!

    Fingers crossed!

    Let’s hope so Clare Sherratt, Simon Pascoe and Dave.... 😁

    Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August. Wickham, Hampshire. Voted the UK's 'Best Small Festival' Safe, relaxed & friendly with great music on 4 stages + lots of other entertainment. Click on the poster to enlarge or visit our website via this link: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August.  Wickham, Hampshire.  Voted the UKs Best Small Festival  Safe, relaxed & friendly with great music on 4 stages + lots of other entertainment.  Click on the poster to enlarge or visit our website via this link:  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

     

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    Dreadzone 👍 Matthews Southern Comfort ✌️ ... my 1st Wickham festival - really looking forward to it. May the sun shine on us all Jenny Todd ☀️😊😎🎶

    We've booked this Paparazzi Papparassi Pete Evans can't wait.

    Great line up.

    https://youtu.be/LeHkQYDoVJ0 if the crowd can match this when the proclaimers are on they’ll hear it in Edinburgh!

    I particularly Love Level 42 ! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 👍

    Who the hell is Frank Turner ?

    I recommend to anyone THE ALABAMA 3 ive seen them a few times great albums and great live.

    Great line up all round but Judy Collins is the icing on the cake .She and Joan Baez ( who l recently saw on her farewell tour )inspired me to sing and enjoy a lifetime of folk .

    Better line up than Beautiful Days and get to stay in my county. Im in!

    Blimey that’s a pretty eclectic bill!?!? 🤔

    Unfortunately I’m at another shucks

    Back in 1974, did I ever think I'd see a billing for a festival in 45 years time in which Graham Nash and Judy Collins were on the same bill as Gilbert O'Sullivan. Woodstock seems a long way away!

    How on earth is Lucinda Williams so far down the bill?

    Frank Turner.... absolutely awesome always, Lucinda Williams.... long been a fan but never seen her live, Graham Nash... legendary. Cracking line-up that just keeps getting better 😁

    Afro Celt and The Spooky Men. Can't wait.

    Richard O'Brien now if you want to do a festival as a punter, this is my perfect line up ...

    The Proclaimers. I'm gutted I can't steward this year. I'm having my knee done.

    good lord have they been raising the dead Looks a great line up though

    Saw lindisfarne when I was 16 loved them Graham Nash one of my favs and Mathew southern comfort joyo xx

    Worth the ticket price for level 42 alone,

    How much are tickets including small campervan?

    Excellent lineup.

    Brilliant line up and this year I can’t go😞

    And us, Shirley Knot, singing shanties on Saturday afternoon

    Pity I'm already booked into New Wine that week.....

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    Amazing what you can find on ebay. Are 13 year old Wickham Festival flyers really worth 99p? Do you keep any old programmes, tickets, t-shirts, posters or other memorabilia? ... See MoreSee Less

    Amazing what you can find on ebay.  Are 13 year old Wickham Festival  flyers really worth 99p?  Do you keep any old programmes, tickets, t-shirts, posters or other memorabilia?

     

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    We have some t-shirts signed by Festival headliners. Should we sell them on ebay or run a free competition with them as prizes?

    I'd like a copy of the one I played at where my write up is above rolf Harris 🤣

    You'd be surprised! I had people come into the shop (A Slice Of Vinyl) and ask for the posters to frame.

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