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Fantastic finale for Wickham Festival

It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend as the best ever Wickham Festival came to a fantastic finale.

With record crowds, glorious weather and a bill of top artists, organisers were quick to hail the four-day fiesta as their best yet.

It proved so successful that hundreds of fans have already booked for next year’s event (Aug 3-6) taking advantage of a £60 discount on a weekend ticket.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers went down a storm
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers went down a storm

Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “The whole event was absolutely wonderful. We had bigger crowds than ever before and it was great to see so many happy, smiling faces – not just the fans but the artists too. They genuinely love playing here.

“As always, the atmosphere was so relaxed and chilled – it is the main feature of this festival, which is why so many people have already renewed for next year. It has been a big success, helped by the weather and the fact we had so many big names.”

The festival finished in style with a perfect mix of styles to fit the mood. Cherish the Ladies got the place going with their Irish music complete with Irish dancing before long-standing festival favourites Steeleye Span provided the perfect set for early Sunday evening.

The pace picked up with a stomping set from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers who had the Big Top bouncing but there was no chance for rest as Hayseed Dixie’s awesome “rockgrass” had fans hurtling towards the finale at breakneck speed.

And then to finish, Lindisfarne had everyone rocking and chilling at the same time to send the crowds home on a high.

Hayseed Dixie had the Big Top rocking
Hayseed Dixie had the Big Top rocking

Chegwyn added: “It was the perfect way to end the weekend. The Chilli Pipers and Hayseed Dixie was fantastic and really got the place going and then we eased back a little for the final act and Lindisfarne delivered a wonderful set as they always do.

“Now the hard work starts to clear up and then plan for next year to see if we can make it even better, although it will be tough.”

All those booking an Early Bird weekend ticket for next year can save £60 on a weekend ticket and will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a t-shirt signed by many of the top artists.

These can be booked on site on Monday August 8 or email eastfest@talk21.com.

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    Pleased to say the wonderful singer-songwriter Grace Petrie will be at our 2022 Wickham Festival on Thursday 4th August, 2022.
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    More artists being announced throughout this week. 😊

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    Ooh La La! Another top-class band confirmed. The late, great Ronnie Lane's band Slim Chance will be at the 2022 Wickham Festival on Friday 5th August 2022. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmYX-RDr8Ok ... See MoreSee Less

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    I can't believe it was 2016! Delighted they'll be at Wickham again.

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    Delighted to announce that The Spooky Mens Chorale will be back at Wickham in 2022. Concert & Singing Workshop on Friday 6th August 2022. www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAbx3kSWA48 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Line up getting better and better. They’re not a men’s group 🤣

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    Cheered up this cold winters day!! Can't wait xx

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    Another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2022. Skinny Lister will be back at Wickham on Friday 5th August 2022. Day & weekend tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Another band confirmed for Wickham 2022. Accordion maestro Luke Daniels and The Cobhers will be making their Wickham debut on Sunday 7th August 2022.
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