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Frank Turner and our Wickham Festival history buffs … the perfect match

This really couldn’t get any better in the build up to Wickham Festival 2019. As many of you know each year our friends at Wickham History Society arrange history walks around Wickham village, but guess who is a self-professed massive history nerd? Only our main headliner, Frank Turner!!! Check out his podcasts launching this July just in time for Wickham Festival…

How cool is that? A brand new album on the horizon. We’re all looking forward to his well known tracks but quite possibly he’ll showcase some as yet unreleased material. So hopefully we’ll get a little preview of his 8th album, No Man’s Land. We already know the first single will be called Sister Rosetta

This looks set to be a classic Frank masterpiece, we can’t wait to hear more. The 12 songs about historical women and song about his mum will be:

  1. Jinny Bingham’s Ghost
  2. Sister Rosetta
  3. I Believed You, William Blake
  4. Nica
  5. A Perfect Wife
  6. Silent Key
  7. Eye Of The Day
  8. The Death Of Dora Hand
  9. The Graveyard Of The Outcast Dead
  10. The Lioness
  11. The Hymn Of Kassiani
  12. Rescue Annie
  13. Rosemary Jane

Copies can be pre-orderd here , but who knows maybe you’ll get more of a preview on Saturday 3rd.  To keep with the history theme our Wickham History Walks take place on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd August at 10:30am and cost only £3.

Building of the Meon Valley Railway in 1900, bridge over the Meon by Station Car Park

So why not explore the village on our Wickham History Walks? Meet some Wickham ghosts or the pub where horses were regulars and much more.  Please book through the contact form on the Wickham History Society website to make the most of your visit. Exploring historic Wickham Square and all the local shops is a great way to start your day and listening to Frank Turner will be an even better way to end it!

Don’t forget that if you’re a keen walker there is a Thursday daytime walk before the festival starts.

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    Great News! Van Morrison is confirmed for next year's Wickham Festival. Saturday 7th August 2021. Please 'Share' the news. If you've not already got your tickets, they're onsale now via this link (and selling fast): www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Great News!  Van Morrison is confirmed for next years Wickham Festival.  Saturday 7th August 2021.  Please Share the news.  If youve not already got your tickets, theyre onsale now via this link (and selling fast):  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Well done Peter et al. If you were going to lose anyone between now and 2021 it was going to be the bigger acts that might already have had tours lined up. You're doing a wonderful job, as ever, in the face of something that must have been so disappointing and costly :-( for you x

    Good news was really looking forward to seeing him. Great work going on behind the scenes as always by Peter and the team.

    Brilliant news! And will surely lead to a sell out! 😀

    Brilliant news. Van is my all time favourite xx

    Anne Collins I know next year will be the last thing on your mind, right now, but this was the festival I was planning on this year. All of us next year?! X

    Excellent!! Well done! Was really hoping you could hang onto him.

    See you next year then. Lots of love Edward II. Xx

    It's my birthday too so great reason for a double celebration!

    On my birthday too - Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance

    Great news. Well done.😀😎😎

    Marvellous news!!!!

    A lovely Happy birthday present for me ☺

    Wonderful news. See you then.

    That’s some good news!

    So excited to finally get to see him 😎😎

    This is brilliant news. Van on the same bill as Nick Lowe was a perfect storm for me. Has nick confirmed same date?

    So pleased to hear this! 😍

    Brilliant we’ll definitely be there x

    Fantastic news - can’t wait to see Van the man !

    That's great news 😀 👍

    Fantastic ❤️

    Amazing news!

    Absolutely brilliant

    Woo hoo. Good news indeed. 👏

    He is one of my favourites

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    Thank you so much for all your love & support over the past 24 hours. We really do appreciate it. We'll see you all in 2021 to enjoy the likes of The Waterboys - they've confirmed today that they'll be at Wickham on Sunday 8th August 2021. www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UrXRbMYzD8 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Saving my ticket and looking forward to seeing the wonderful Mike Scott! 😍

    No clash with Cropredy weekend, so should be good for us too. Might still take up our 2 nights at the Shedfield Country Club and explore the Meon Valley a bit more, this year.

    Whooohooo. That's a bloody good start to next year's line up. So sorry not to be there this year but we're really happy that we already have our tickets and they'll roll over <3

    Looking forward to seeing you all next year xxx

    Looking forward to kicking off 2021 festival with SAS Band!! 👍

    Saving ours for 2021 🤘👍

    I will be there to steward😊🚩

    Keeping ours safe for next year.😊

    Looking forward to 2021. Let’s hope Van is still good to be there.

    It’s going to be brilliant! X

    When can you purchase tickets for 2021??

    O yes

    Hi. I have a weekend ticket but also got my wife a day ticket to see the Waterboys. As they are now on a different day next year to I have to refund this year’s day ticket and get her a new one or is the one I have transferable to Sunday next year? Cheers

    Roll over for me, gutted to not be having the festival this year.

    Fantastic! ❤️

    Steve Kemp

    Vanessa Sherlock.

    2021 tickets now onsale at 2020 prices. If you've yet to buy, save £40 on weekend season tickets if you buy now. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    We tried everything we could to get this year's Wickham Festival on but sadly we're forced to postpone to 2021. The good news is that all this year's artists are being re-booked for next year. Please click on statement below to enlarge and read. ... See MoreSee Less

    We tried everything we could to get this years Wickham Festival on but sadly were forced to postpone to 2021.  The good news is that all this years artists are being re-booked for next year.  Please click on statement below to enlarge and read.

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    We are very sad to hear your news Peter. I know from the updates that you and your team worked hard to put on a show this year for everyone. We would have supported you had the festival gone on this year. You will come back stronger next year once things are back to normal in the world. X

    Saddened to hear this decision, however, I believe its the best thing to do. We were in turmoil as to whether we should attend if you did go ahead. Here's to next year, keeping my tickets safe. Thank you for the update... Now go enjoy a well deserved break, xx 😊

    This announcement, whilst disappointing is both completely understandable and more evidence (as if we needed it) as to why this is the best and most public centered festival in the UK. We will be more than happy to support you and keep our tickets for next year. Keep up the great work...

    It’s a real shame for you all but it will be something to look forward to next year. Too soon to be safe. I am sorry that your plans have been scuppered but hopefully everyone will keep their tickets for the superb line up and we’ll all be there with bells on next summer. Best wishes. X 👏

    A tough decision to make but in the current climate feel it's the right one. Thank you for all your time and effort giving this year's festival every chance to go ahead, see you in 2021

    We hadn't booked for this year, but glad we didn't miss it as the lineup looks great! Going to see if my husband agrees to booking tickets for next year! 🤞🏻

    Happy to roll over to 2021, you did your best but unfortunately this virus has wrecked so much of what is good in life.

    That has to be the right decision given what (little) we now know. Have been really impressed by the communications from Wickham over the past few months, really felt we've been kept in the loop, and have some understanding of the difficult decisions you've been having to make on our behalf. The line up this year was really exciting, we look forward to our annual fix of Celtic bands, so it's great that it's just been delayed by a year and the lineup will be unchanged. We'll certainly hold onto our tickets for next year, as I'm sure will most other ticket holders.

    Thank you for keeping us informed all the way. We will most definitely be there next year. Tough decision you guys had to make, but I agree it is the right decision. Much love team Wickham xxx

    I really wanted to come this year for the first time as the lineup looked so good but I was nervous about buying tickets under the circumstances. I think it’s the right decision to postpone and will definitely buy tickets for next year.

    Wow...for once everyone is in agreement that the correct decision has been made, there’s a first on Facebook! Well done to all the team who put so much effort in staging the festival. See you in 2021!

    Genuinely gutted for you Peter, I know how incredibly hard you and your team have worked. We'll just have to make 2021 an even bigger party. Until then, stay safe and good luck with the preparations. Love from The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican xxx

    Thanks for trying, but at the end of the day it's the right decision. We'd already decided not to come, being wary of being in a large crowd, albeit at a certain social distance. We will, however look forward to August 2021 and a great party. If Glasto can have a year off, so can Wickham.

    So sad, no festival has tried harder to keep the faith....................Here's to next year!!!!! 😊😊😊😊😊😊

    Clearly a difficult decision, but I think it’s the right one. Even without the Leicester lockdown, you hit the nail on the head with point 2 - there would always be the risk of legislation; things have been changing weekly and daily, so committing yourselves would be high risk.

    So, so sorry. You tried as hard as you possibly could. Thank you for all of your efforts. Stay well & safe & we will see you next year 😢♥️

    Well done for , holding out and diligently exploring all options to keep show on the road

    We’ll look forward to next year then, hopefully without any restrictions - Jill & Paul, Bow-EMM Therapy

    I am sorry Peter, it would have been safer than Bournemouth Beach that's for sure. Hypocrisy of this Government is astounding and lack of clarity complete in its absence. Sorry I didn't get a chance to call you. Zoomed out! Respect to you for your investment on behalf of a huge sector of the music industry. x

    Thank you for keeping us informed right the way through. We are disappointed, of course, but feel that the right decision has been made. We are delighted that the same line-up will be at next summer’s festival. Thank you so much for organising it and we will definitely roll over our tickets and Motorhome camping ticket and look forward to next year’s festival. Thank you all for your hard work and the way you have involved us at every stage. It is much appreciated.

    Thank you. For us this was the right decision. If it had gone ahead and as someone who has been in the high risk zone it felt too early to come and mix however careful you were being. Happy to roll tickets over to 21.

    Well done to all the team for persevering with this and trying to organise a fantastic festival for us. We all appreciate the effort you all put in and appreciate this can’t have been an easy decision..However, let’s all look forward to a fantastic festival next year..I for one can’t wait!

    It would have been even more heartbreaking and costly if you'd put everything in place and had to cancel at the last minute. With the ever changing situation just now, I'm sure this is the right decision to have made. I know you'll be making sure that 2021 is even better than ever. I for one am already looking forward to it.

    Correct decision, we are so pleased that the acts we were so looking forward to seeing will be there next year. See you all next year keep safe everyone...

    Thanks so much Peter and everyone for working so hard to try to make the festival happen this year. Would have loved it to happen but absolutely understand your decision. See you in 2021.

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    For those missing live music at Glastonbury this weekend. Click the link for a great 'Beans on Toast' video.
    'I know there will be re-runs on the BBC. And that's all well and good but it's not my Glastonbury'

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    Thankyou. Love Beans, will miss him this year!

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