Wickham Festival News

Festival Stage Times Announced…

We are pleased to say that all performance times on both our main stages have now been added to our website and can be viewed in our line up section. We really do feel this is our strongest ever line up with so many incredible and diverse artists performing.  We’ve tried to avoid clashes between similar artists as much as possible.

We’ve also listed details of all the comedians performing at Wickham Festival 2019 on our late night comedy page.  This starts after the music ends at 23.30 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. We have two other stages organised by our friends of Quay West Studios fame. You can see the line up for all stages, and print your own itinerary on Clashfinder.

If you’re arriving early (and we hope you do) our campsites will open from 12 noon on Wednesday 31st July. As before there will be a free concert for early arrivals from 7.30pm Wednesday (doors open at 7pm) at the Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham featuring Alistair Russell, Rachel Newton, Alan Burke and The Rowan Godel Trio. Before the festival starts the following morning Oysterband’s John Jones and his Reluctant Ramblers have organised a gentle stroll through the Hampshire countryside arriving at the Festival in time for all the late afternoon and evening music? All are welcome. Click here for details. What a way to start your festival weekend. An extra day to your break and all at no additional cost.

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    Great new video from Graham Nash urging everyone to stay home and stay safe. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROCzHRzHYdM ... See MoreSee Less

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    This was a Highlight for me from Last Year's Festival, Could not belive the Sound it was Amazing 👌

    That made me properly smile for the first time in days. Thank you Wickham and thank you Mr Nash .

    For me too. The Graham Nash and Judy Collins double header made that first night really special

    He was amazing last yr. Thank you for sharing. Paul Meredith listen to this and set what you missed. Xx

    He was fantastic last year!

    Liz Ferla xx

    Yeah, he was brilliant

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    St Nicholas Church at Wickham looking lovely in Wednesday's sunshine. As Revd. Jane who took the photo said: 'I never thought I'd be able to take a photo standing in the middle of the usually busy A32'. Lockdown has some benefits! ... See MoreSee Less

    St Nicholas Church at Wickham looking lovely in Wednesdays sunshine.  As Revd. Jane who took the photo said: I never thought Id be able to take a photo standing in the middle of the usually busy A32.  Lockdown has some benefits!

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    I've rung there when visiting Wickham Folk Festival... lovely ring, church, and welcome x

    ...and what a lovely pollution free sky too x

    It is a lovely church with a huge amount of history.

    Everyday of Festival last year, had a Walk down and and sat with a Coffee looking across to Church, still 🙏 I can Again this Year 😎

    Never thought I would see so many parking spaces in the square 😀

    What a lovely looking church

    Diocese of Portsmouth

    Chelsea Grant ❤

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    Lovely video. Kinda appropriate right now. Great music brings people together, bridging what divides us and inspiring us through dark times. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xjPODksI08 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Two artists we've tried to book over the years, so far without success, are Joan Baez & John Prine. John is critically ill on a ventilator thanks to Covid-19. Here's Joan signing his song Hello In There. Get well soon John. ❤️

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJPvc5vvKY4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0vK_mJ4-SX-gbE_Y7MkIE0cYlifh2kuJu...
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    Many years ago I gate crashed John Prine's 50th birthday party, I was hitch hiking down through the American south back in 1996... Got to Nashville, walked into a bar and there he was celebrating in the back room with a whole load of his musician friends, including Nanci Griffith if I remember rightly.. Good times... long ago... Get well soon buddy!

    Oh nooooo, John! Bad news, that. He cancelled his gig at Bridgewater Hall about a month ago. Would have loved to see him. Thanks for sharing this Janey, will have a listen now xxx

    Anne Stephenson, Sian Aubrey. 💜🙏

    Shari Denson💗

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