Wickham Festival News

The day the music starts – for those travelling in today…

 

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.

Mixed camping entrance at 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.

Finally some blue sky at 8am

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.

Lovely, absorbant hay!

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!

The All Time Grates Stage is ready for action

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.

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    Legendary singer/songwriter Graham Nash of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young talking about he wrote the classic CSNY song 'Teach Your Children'. He'll be at our Wickham Festival on Thursday 1st August along with American folk icon Judy Collins. Have you got your tickets yet? www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngcYc9i2z6EHaving co-founded seminal music groups such as The Hollies and CSNY, Graham Nash knows a thing or two about songcraft. In this video, Nash revisits "Teach Yo... ... See MoreSee Less

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    I thought it was Stephen Stills who was appearing at Wickham.

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    Food, glorious food. We've got our best-ever range of quality food outlets booked for this year's Wickham Festival. All your favourites inc. Paella, Indian, Oriental, Thai, Bunnychow plus some great new vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options, also a new carvery and a Cheesy Vinyl Bar. ... See MoreSee Less

    Food, glorious food.  Weve got our best-ever range of quality food outlets booked for this years Wickham Festival.  All your favourites inc. Paella, Indian, Oriental, Thai, Bunnychow plus some great new vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options, also a new carvery and a Cheesy Vinyl Bar.

     

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    What gluten free options are there ?

    Bunnychow was awesome last year. So awesome we’ve had to recreate for friends

    Yum yum bunnychow! The best

    Bunnychow, paella... Twisted Tea Rooms? Wouldn't be Wickham without it, essential for end-of-the-night tea & cake chill-out.

    Will the Cheese on Toast van be there this year?

    Carvery! Whoopwhoop.

    Hurray hurray!! Can’t wait!!

    Looking forward to this again! Will there be facilities to refill our water bottles?

    Will the sausage guy be there?

    I’m counting down the weeks.

    Can’t wait 🥳🥳🥳

    Heather Parsons 🤤

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    Cheezy Vinyl Bar , excellent place highly recommended 👍🤟

    Paul Brasington

    Mmm bunnychow... Was that a a yes to Twisted Tea Rooms?

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    Fab paella 🥘

    When is this?

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    Pizza?

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    Bunnychow!

    Pip Charidge cheese!!!!

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    Less than 3 months to this year's Wickham Festival. Tickets selling fast. Have you got yours yet? Click on this link for line-up & ticket details: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk (Photos courtesy of Dave Horrocks) ... See MoreSee Less

     

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    No I haven’t got a ticket cos I’m coming to work it . 😀 very excited 😊

    Got mine , got mine 🙋‍♀️ sooh looking forward to it ! Especially now we have a flat grassy field to camp on 😁

    Yes have mine. So looking forward to it.

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    Trades description act!!!! He looks a lot younger than me!

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