Wickham Festival News

Festival Stage Times

With only 3 weeks until the music starts we’ve just updated our line up section with stage times for our two main stages.  We’ve also added a new profiles pages for Hattie Hatstar and Nick Tann.

We won’t be posting stage times for The Quay West Cave and The Acoustic stage for now.  Here are the Stage times for both our main stages.

Artists appearing on Main Stage 1 - The Valley Stage

Thursday 2nd AugustSteve Harley & Cockney Rebel21.45 - 23.00
The South20.00 - 21.15
Imar19.00 - 19.45
Les Barker18.00 - 18.45
Jim Malcolm17.00 - 17.45
Alistair Russell16.30 - 17.00
Friday 3rd AugustShow of Hands21.45 - 23.00
Kate Rusby20.00 - 21.15
Martyn Joseph18.30 - 19.30
Boo Hewerdine17.15 - 18.15
Tim Edey16.15 - 17.00
Roy Bailey15.00 - 16.00
Ryan Young14.00 - 14.45
The Emily Askew Band13.00 - 13.45
Nick Tann12.00 - 12.45
Saturday 4th AugustSqueeze21.30 - 23.00
John Illsley of Dire Straits19.45 - 21.00
Tom Robinson & Band18.00 - 19.15
Pierce Brothers16.30 - 17.30
Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys 15.00 - 16.00
Findlay Napier14.00 - 14.45
Ryan Young13.00 - 13.45
Alistair Russell12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 5th AugustJon Boden & The Remnant Kings21.45 - 23.00
Richard Thompson Electric Trio20.00 - 21.15
Mary Coughlan18.30 - 19.30
Flook17.15 - 18.15
Drever McCusker Woomble16.00 - 17.00
The East Pointers15.00 - 15.45
Reg Meuross14.00 - 14.45
The Gerry Colvin Band13.00 - 13.45
Bella Gaffney & Polly Bolton12.00 - 12.45

Artists appearing on Main Stage 2 - The Village Stage

Thursday 2nd AugustThe Dhol Foundation21.30 - 22.45
Mad Dog Mcrea19.45 - 21.00
Vishten18.15 - 19.30
Gibb Todd17.30 - 18.00
Friday 3rd AugustSkipinnish21.45 - 23.00
Police Dog Hogan20.15 - 21.15
Talisk19.00 - 20.00
Daoirí Farrell17.45 - 18.45
Black Kat Boppers16.30 - 17.30
Hò-rò15.00 - 16.15
Hattie Hatstar14.00 - 14.45
Sound of the Sirens13.00 - 13.45
Gibb Todd12.00 - 12.45
Saturday 4th AugustFerocious Dog21.30 - 23.00
Gaz Brookfield & The Company of Thieves20.00 - 21.00
Merry Hell18.30 - 19.30
Saltfishforty17.00 - 18.00
The Electric Swing Circus16.00 - 16.45
The Outcast Band15.00 - 15.45
Shanty Singers14.00 - 14.45
Shanty Singers13.00 - 13.45
Shanty Singers12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 5th AugustThe Undertones22.00 - 23.00
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers20.30 - 21.30
Tankus The Henge19.00 - 20.00
The Blues Band17.30 - 18.40
Roger Chapman Family & Friends16.10 - 17.10
Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly15.00 - 15.50
The Gary Fletcher Band14.00 - 14.45
Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers & Bobby Valentino of ‘The Men They Couldn’t Hang’13.00 - 13.45
Allan Yn Y Fan12.00 - 12.45

In other news work has started on improving access to our fields to prevent any repeat of last year’s access problems. And we’ve double the amount of temporary roadway booked. Not that it’s going to rain of course … but if it does we’ll be well-prepared.  We can confirm there will be mixed camping facilities for those in campervans wanting to be with those in tentsCampsites will open at 12 noon Wednesday and don’t forget there’ll be a an extra free concert at 7.30pm on Wednesday at the nearby Wickham Community Centre.  All are welcome to join us!

The Wickham Centre is situated in a beautiful rural setting in the heart of Hampshire

Artists appearing on Wednesday 1st August at The Wickham Community Centre

We’ve organised an extra free concert at The Wickham Centre on Wednesday evening.

Fake Thackray22.00 - 23.00
Jim Malcolm21.00 - 21.45
Les Barker20.00 - 20.45
Alistair Russell19.30 - 20.00

Don’t forget Wickham Community Centre also provide a breakfast option for our campers along with all the other places serving breakfast.  Visiting historic Wickham Square and all the local shops is a great way to start your day before the music starts.

By popular request, after a couple of years break Big Rory and Ochie the dog will be back at Wickham this year. Lots of other walkabout characters will also be providing entertainment around our Festival site.

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    Here's another. Heinz Burt Close in Eastleigh. Named after Heinz, the former bass player of The Tornados (famed for their hit Telstar)

    Not named after me as such, but I’ve dj’d the silent disco the last 2 years for Bug Beats Events at the Wickham Music Festival! 🤣🤣

    There's Charles Watts Way at Hedge end of course

    Hi Pete. Did you see my email. Croft No 5 have reformed!! 😊

    I saw Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance in 1976 in the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm. What a great band.

    Marylebone, London

    As part of the 'other festival' in Pilton you will find a new road Maggies Farm, not a band member but of course from Bobs tune.

    OK - I need to get out more! Here’s a little something to fulfil the request!

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    Can't remember where this was now but great name 🤭

    Of course its Swansea so it may be the Welsh Dylan

    Spotted this in Partinico, Sicily.

    In his home town of Paisley.

    Not a road name, but Billy Bragg Bicycles sign in Gillingham is one I remember from childhood. Obviously not that Billy Bragg!

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    Great to meet up with The Magic Teapot crew at The Showman's Show today and confirm that The Magic Teapot will be back at Wickham next summThe Magic Teapotvenue ... See MoreSee Less

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    Yay!! My favourite place

    I hope so… best place to be at the end of an awesome day!

    That is great news, just love the Magic Teapot vibe. The coffee’s great too ❤️

    Love The Magic Teapot it’s my festival happy place

    Fab!! Loved ending the evening here, chatting to a few people or just listening 😊

    This is great news xx

    The best place to be for singing and tea!

    Excellent especially the young lad.

    I ❤️ The Magic Teapot

    Great news

    Music to my ears ❤️

    Look good Peter

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    Thank you to everyone who supported Matthew Bannister on his walk from Wickham Festival to Folk East and helped to raise a fantastic £18,014 for the charity 'Help Musicians'.We've done the sums, and from your donations and t-shirt purchases you raised a staggering £18,014 for Help Musicians!

    Thank you so much both for supporting us on this adventure, and for supporting the musicians making the music which brings such joy to our lives
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    Thank you to everyone who supported Matthew Bannister on his walk from Wickham Festival to Folk East and helped to raise a fantastic £18,014 for the charity Help Musicians.

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    Amazing effort. Well done Matthew!

    Absolute amazing congratulations and well done 👏

    That is a incredible amount Congratulations

    Fab job!

    Fabulous !!

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