The rain finally relented at around 3am and the forecast for today and the rest of the weekend is much improved. We should hit a dizzying height of 20°C. Today will be windy but we’re hoping that will help dry out the ground. The tented campsites are in good condition. We’re planning to open the mixed camping field at 10am which is also in good condition. The entrance for mixed camping is located at the Junction of Blind Lane, Frith Lane and Pricketts Hill.
Currently most campervans can get in. Massive motorhomes will still need to use the caravans and motorhomes field. If you’re trying to get to the tent fields, to avoid traffic go through Wickham Square or via Mill Lane past Community Centre then double-back into Pricketts Hill. This is also the best route for Camel Campers.
The caravan and motorhome fields are still very wet and muddy but will open to new arrivals from 10am. However, if you’re in a campervan or similar please delay travelling if you can. We’ll post any updates as soon as we can. Thank you to everyone that delayed travelling yesterday until today to help ease the steward’s operation.
Our fields dry out very quickly but they have suffered an awful lot of rain. We’ve extra tractors and tonnes of chopped straw being put down today.
Wickham Festival 2017 is getting underway today and we’re delighted to see so many familiar faces. It’s been a testing start this year and we’re doing our utmost to help all those arriving today. Our apologies for delays gaining access but yesterday’s storms would have stretched any festival. For visitors with a day ticket, the arena will open at 4pm as planned. Let the music and good times begin!
To end on some good news, the stage looks great! The KT Tunstall crew & 10cc crew are here setting-up and sound-checking. It’s going to be a great concert tonight!
3.30pm update for day ticket holders – Day parking for Thursday night is in Tichfield Lane, 100 yards south of the Winchester Road traffic lights. Please follow the signs and when walking to the Festival please wait for the engineer controlling the lights to stop all traffic so pedestrians can cross safely. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the delays resulting from yesterday’s torrential downpours.