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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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    Wickham Festival on TV. Sunday, 9pm, E4. An hour-long 'Don't Tell The Bride' filmed at this year's Wickham Festival. ... See MoreSee Less

    Wickham Festival on TV.  Sunday, 9pm, E4.  An hour-long Dont Tell The Bride filmed at this years Wickham Festival.

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    we were pitched basically next to them might get some fame!!😀

    We eat there wedding cake !!!

    Oh that's who we saw being filmed. Maybe we might see ourselves in the background!

    We had the bridal party camping next to us-what an eye opener 😂😂

    Oh that’s brilliant!!!

    I'm ready for my close up! Lol

    We were there

    Too many gins at the moose bar I didn't see 😅😅

    Claire Light moo might be interested to see if she can see her self in the background.

    Skyline Drifter, Mike Birkbeck, Daz Harris, Sean Murphy, Rhona Birkbeck let's see if we can spot ourselves 🤣

    I thought they were the festival entertainers at first.

    Ash Biginton Emily Keep Ryan Pike Vicky Wright Josh Pannell - we might be famous 😉

    We saw them dragging their suitcases across the field one day 1 😂🤣

    The groom dropped the weed cake at the venue!!!! And gave us what’s left of it to us !!!! Then film them giving the cake to him !! And there wedding was in our field !!

    Anna Hughes you will have to watch it on catch up! X

    Sarah Billingham

    Lucy Burt have a look you may see yourself! X

    Anna Bryony Graham we didn't see them

    Katie Rachel Sawdon

    Tom Ridley

    Viv Wildey

    Veronika Amos i can wait to see Jax Fry on tv 😘

    Colin Lacey Paul Ratcliffe Paul Fowler William Paul Scovell

    Richard Storer

    James Clowes!

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    Another band confirmed. The Goat Roper Rodeo Band will be at Wickham 2020 Click on the pic for their video www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=30_TS89fekw ... See MoreSee Less

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    Really pleased with this announcement, stunning band. I recommend the 1st two albums.

    Yay hope I'm getting tickets for 2020

    Great news, loved them when they played a few years ago 😀😀😀

    Love these guys

    🙌 thank you!

    That'll do me ! Ta

    What about Kitty Macfarlane? She is brilliant! Villagers?

    Stuart Ilikeeverything Lovibond Alix King Connor Wornham Emily-Louise Walton

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    Once again we're donating £5,000 from guest tickets, t-shirts & programme sales to the 'Two Saints' charity who do great work helping the homeless. Photo shows Kiefer Sutherland supporting 'Two Saints' at this year's Festival. ... See MoreSee Less

    Once again were donating £5,000 from guest tickets, t-shirts & programme sales to the Two Saints charity who do great work helping the homeless.  Photo shows Kiefer Sutherland supporting Two Saints at this years Festival.

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    Well done Peter

    Well done.

    An excellent cause 👍

    Top knotch charity

    Emma Robbins need to do this 😘

    Gemma Nicola

    Nikki Parker for Jacob

    The homeless in Gosport in Fareham show no thanks for this great work. It appears that there are more and more taking these people for granted and abusing the system. Sorry I've lost sympathy now.

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    By popular request. Tankus the Henge will be back at Wickham in 2020. 😃 www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-1FQO1y_SM ... See MoreSee Less

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    Save £50 on 4-day 'earlybird' season tickets if you book now via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Brilliant - Smilin’ makes the day go better

    Yes!!! So pleased. It just wasn’t the same without them last year. Anyone else is a bonus now. Thanks WMF x

    It's looking set to be another great festival!

    Yessss yessss yesssss thank you Wickham fest. Made my day

    Brilliant! Really good entertainment and I know lots of their songs!

    Love a bit of Tankus 👍

    You have just made my Friday (& very possibly my weekend!) 😀😀😀😀

    Brilliant, missed them being there this year 😁

    Excellent news, Peter! 🌟

    They were missed this year - great to have them back

    Brilliant can’t wait

    🙌🙌🙌🙌 thank you!

    Whoop whoop whoop ... 😀🎶😀🎶😀 saw them last night in Cardiff ... great to see them again next year 👍👍👍


    I am so happy😀

    Awesome news!!

    Brilliant news!!

    Yay - brilliant 😃😃😃

    SUCH a brilliant band

    Most excellent news...

    Worth getting tickets for this alone!


    Just in case anybody needs a reminder 😏 @tankusthehenge last night in Clwb Ifor Bach 🎶🎷🎺💃

    Great news .. love Tankus! 😁😁 x John Luckett

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