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We’ve just added a site map page illustrating the new layout for Wickham Festival 2018.  Please note we have TWO main stages this year. Main Stage 1 has been re-named The Valley Stage as it’s closest to the Meon Valley. Our new enlarged Main Stage 2 has been named The Village Stage as it’s closer to Wickham village.

Both stages will have the same stage, sound & lighting set-ups but Main Stage 2 will be standing only within the Big Top as most of the artists performing there are likely to attract a livelier dancing audience.

As well as our two main stages we also have the Quay West Cave and Acoustic Stages again plus an extra stage in the Twisted Tearooms for more acoustic performances.  New attractions around our Festival site include, for the first time, a Circus & Cabaret Stage plus a new ‘Chill-Out Zone’ with Pimms and cocktail bars. We’ve even got a bandstand!

Our cinema tent is back with some extra special screenings including an exclusive Saturday late-night showing of the new ‘Lost Vagueness’ documentary film being released in the autumn showing what it’s like behind the scenes at the Glastonbury Festival.

 

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    Don't forget you can save a whopping £100 on every 4-day adult weekend season ticket for Wickham 2023 by printing the form below and returning it with cash or cheque to the address on the form. 2023 tickets also onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Dont forget you can save a whopping £100 on every 4-day adult weekend season ticket for Wickham 2023 by printing the form below and returning it with cash or cheque to the address on the form.  2023 tickets also onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    We managed to find a cheque book!! Sent ours off already!! Can’t wait!!

    Bought before we left the site!

    Who has a cheque book these days and I certainly wouldn’t post cash. Shame 😞

    Sent ours off yesterday 😉

    Sent mine off yesterday.

    Mine is in the post

    Michael Tindal-Vincent Not bad considering your just around the corner 😉

    Sandy Gunton please xx

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    And we're off! Site completely cleared in 4 days. Now back to its natural state of very parched grass. But, oh, what wonderful memories we have of our best-ever Wickham Festival. Thank you one and all. We'll do it all again next year, Aug. 3-6. 'Earlybird' tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    And were off!  Site completely cleared in 4 days. Now back to its natural state of very parched grass.  But, oh, what wonderful memories we have of our best-ever Wickham Festival.  Thank you one and all.  Well do it all again next year, Aug. 3-6.  Earlybird tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/ticketsImage attachmentImage attachment

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    Should add that not a speck of litter was left behind thanks to Smudger's amazing litter-picking crew.

    I walked past yesterday. We love having such a great festival within walking distance of our house and also nice to see it back to normal.

    It was fantastic and no trouble at all and I live right across from it! Well done to all of you, look forward to next year x

    Thanks for all the effort you put in. Much appreciated 🙏 it wouldn't be here without your good self taking the time to stage it. Great times and memories. Fortunate to see both sides of the festival

    Was great fun. Thank you. Tickets bought for next year already.

    Really enjoyed and have purchased my early bird tickets for 2023 👌👌

    Thank you for another brilliant festival,have already purchased tickets for next year. xx

    Was great thanks to all who make this festival work so well

    Amazing weekend thanks for the fun, laughter and music

    Thanks to all involved. Loved our tent neighbours who were litter pickers from aardvark. Cheque in post for 2023. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

    It was brilliant, saw lots of old friends and made more new one,see you next year.

    Thanks so much everyone who made Wickham Festival a fantastic Event to attend see you all next year ! x

    Thank you Wickham, thank you artistes, See you next year

    Brilliant! Well done to everyone - it was an amazing weekend! Do you have a list of any ‘left behind’ items? One of my friends lost a bunch of keys and would love to be reunited with them!!

    Great festival. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Fabulous festival, thanks very much! 👏👏👏 Look forward to it next year! 😀😀😀

    So much happiness right there ❤️ Next year…

    The breakdown is the hard bit - adrenaline doesn't pump in quite the same way as on build-up. But four days.... wow!!! Get some serious Zzzzs.

    Well done Wickham gang!!! At least you don't have to contend with discarded tents etc as per Glastonbury!

    Thank you for another fab weekend 😊

    What a fantastic festival - looking forward to next year with Claire Hartt-Palmer, Paul Jerome, Alison Jerome, Deanna Gaze, Mark Gaze and many others!

    One word…… AMAZING…. Booked for next year!!

    Amazing team you have. See you next year!👊

    Such a blast, I was so sad to leave.

    Looking forward to next year

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    So who or what did you enjoy most at this year's Wickham Festival? And who would you like us to book next year? ... See MoreSee Less

    So who or what did you enjoy most at this years Wickham Festival?  And who would you like us to book next year?

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    The Men They Couldn’t Hang were awesome as were Dhol Foundation

    I just want to say a massive thank you to the Sound Level acoustic stage for having us play on the Sunday afternoon. The crowd were incredible and so supportive of my music. It was amazing meeting and chatting with some of you afterwards too. Thank you to every one of you for cheering, clapping, joining in and for buying cds. All the acts I saw there were incredible and I really hope we get to return as a bigger band next year. <3

    The Men They Couldn’t Hang were amazing. Would love to see them again next year. Also you should get Robb Johnson (Official) to perform. He’s brilliant.

    I liked all the bands others have already mentioned, but wanted to also specifically highlight how great it was to have a variety of youth bands from St Vincent College appearing. They were all really confident, enthusiastic and energetic and it was a brilliant idea to have them play two or three songs before handing over to the next group. More of this apparoach in the mornings would be fabulous!

    Ferocious Dog!

    10cc. Dhol Foundation. Spooky Mens Coral society. Show of Hands. Gary Stewart's Graceland were great last year.

    Grace Petrie, The Celtic Social Club, Dhol Foundation, Steve Wickham, Ferocious Dog, they were all fantastic!

    Saw Doctors, 10cc, Men They Couldn't Hang and the Undertones were fantastic! Would love to see Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Deacon Blue, Edward II, the Dualers next year.

    3 Daft Monkeys Moulettes. Frank Turner Emma Stevens Dreadzone. Please. 🤞🏻 Highlights -The Celtic Social Club Saw Doctors Miranda Sykes bonus! Dhol foundation both sets. Grace Petrie.Levellers Skinny Lister 10cc Ferocious dog Steve Knightly …in fact just everyone I saw was brilliant. Acoustic and Tea Rooms filled to brim with talent. 🙌 Thank you -all of you - for putting on such a great event and to all the fab volunteers. ❤️ AWESOME.

    Skinny Lister were great. And Will Varley is amazing but put him on a bigger time slot please. Get Frank Turner back! Book Vri and Calan next year 🙂 , Gavin Osborn, Nick Parker, Three Daft Monkeys, Gaz Brookfield. How about booking Newton Faulkner? Oh and the Dhol Foundation were just awesome! Not what I expected from the listing, blew everyone away 🙂 only wish I could have stayed for more of the festival.

    10CC were awesome!!

    TMTCH, Oyster Band and Show of Hands were all superb, book them all again plus The Strawbs, Steeleye Span, Lindisfarne, Home Service, The Sweet, Tom Robinson Band

    For next year - Big Country, Merry Hell and get Phil Odgers back so he can do his MainStage set after his awful journey down - although his set in the acoustic tent was brilliant.

    Enjoyed this year: Skinny Lister, Grace Petrie, Ferocious Dog, The Undertones, Spiers & Boden, Sharon Shannon, Banter. Of the headliners, the Levellers, 10cc and the Saw Doctors were all excellent but I'm afraid that The Waterboys gave the impression that they were there under sufferance. A great year all round.

    10cc were the total highlight! Need to keep acoustic stage too. The South (former beautiful south) Alison Moyet

    The Trouble Notes and Dhol Foundation were excellent. Would like to see Elephant Sessions, The Fishermen's Friends, Bears Den

    Tuneless Choir we’re great fun! 👍

    Fleetwood Bac for a proper set would be great and the South always good

    Loved Cut Capers, Dohl Foundation and many more but was sad to see Tankus the Henge was not on this year ! please can we have them back! x

    The men they couldn’t hang , they were fantastic 👍well done to all that volunteered and organised it . Truly a brilliant festival loads of highlights. 👏🏻

    A lovely weekend. Normally at the end of a festival I am ready to go home, but this time I could happily have stayed a few more days. Best set for me was perhaps the Waterboys, new discovery was the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, with Will Varley a close second. Fabulous weekend, thank you. As for who I'd like to see next time -- anybody new. A few old favourites is good but I'd rather discover new artists.

    10cc, Skinny Lister, Ferocious Dog, The Dhol Foundation were all amazing. Count me in as another one for Frank Turner please. Also, check out The Lottery Winners Peter.... an amazing band! Another vote for Big Country here. A bit more Ska please..... The Skalatons were brilliant Anything a bit more "up tempo". I appreciate a balance needs to be struck, but the bands I enjoyed were a bit more high tempo

    I loved the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Spooky Mens Chorale and Town of Cats - lots of energy and fun 💜💜💜

    Get the Quay West stage back. Less fidley fidley. Move the Twisted tearoom and Tea kettle apart from each other. More acts new to Wickham. Yes I loved The Undertones, Ferocious Dog and Saw Doctors, the Twisted Tearoom was great. I personally want bands I have not seen before. How about Jason Is bell and Stiff little fingers.

    Highlights: Spiers & Boden, The Undertones, Cut Capers, Spooky Men (and workshop), Dhol Foundation, SofH; others in my party loved Ferocious Dog (clashed with SofH so didn't see). Missed: The Quay West Stage and Tankus The Henge Next Year: all of the above please; I second requests for Peatbog Fairies & Talisk; Bellowhead (hopefully a successful Novemeber tour will persuade them to do a festival circuit) and Richard Morris - who we discovered on the Quay West stage and our whole family loves and why that stage is so important!

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    Re-live the memories of a wonderful Wickham weekend. Thank you to MGTracey for this super video www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Vq7zoxU3g ... See MoreSee Less

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