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Half price tickets for NHS Staff

To show our gratitude to all NHS staff we’re offering them half price tickets. They’ve just gone on sale this morning on our tickets page. If purchasing these tickets please bring your NHS Photo ID with you to the Festival.

Over the last year we’ve all seen what an incredible job our NHS staff have done in responding to the worst pandemic in a century. The intensive care nurses and doctors, the paramedics, the therapists, the porters, the cleaners, the entire team across the National Health Service have had a difficult year and shone throughout. To show our appreciation we think this is the least they deserve.

We’d love to extend the offer to all caring services and all essential workers but with the best will in the world we sadly don’t have the capacity to do so, or to make the offer retrospective for those who’ve already bought tickets. We’re sorry we can’t please everyone but we do want to say “Thank You” to all who’ve worked so hard during the pandemic, often at considerable risk to themselves.

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    Wickham Music Festival

    All together now... 2-4-6-8... ... See MoreSee Less

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    Bloody loved it. Thank you Wickham and all the staff/voultenteers working so hard in these wet conditions 🙂

    60 minutes ago
    Wickham Music Festival

    Super set from Wickham favourite Tom Robinson with the SAS Band. ... See MoreSee Less

    Despite all the problems with the weather, there has been some fantastic music with the SAS Band, Nine Below Zero and so many more... ... See MoreSee Less

    Comment on Facebook

    Sorry, but you really need to hire a professional music photographer as you aren't doing the artists justice.

    Electric Eden in the small tent were Brill!

    New timetable... all acts now under cover!
    Big Top stage
    Rachel Croft 5-5.45
    Tidelines 6-7
    Peatbog Faeries 7.30-8.30
    SAS Band 9-11pm

    Quay West Stage
    Kitty MacFarlane 5pm
    Tim Edey 6-6.45
    John Otway 7-8
    Nine Below Zero 8.30-9.30
    Tankus the Henge 10-11
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    Wickham Music Festival Thanks for your juggling act! There is still 5 hours of amazing live music ahead! Thank you😊👏👏👏👏👏

    I understand that things may be frustrating but am sure the organisers are doing all they can to sort this out. As a family of four we had tickets for 2020, rolled them over until this year and were desperately looking forward to a fab weekend with a great line up. On Tuesday our eldest son tested positive for Covid so we are now isolating at home and will miss this year's festival. As a family we would all love to be in a Wickham field, wet, knee deep in mud and dancing, rather than sat on a sofa. Enjoy your festival, make some great memories and appreciate the freedom, especially when you remember where we have all been over the past 18 months.

    Hi all. I hope Peter doesn’t mind me posting this. I know it all seems a bit difficult at the moment trying to get parked, get on site, see your favourite band etc etc. But knowing the Wickham team they will be working their collective arses off to try and rectify the issues. Maybe consider the difficulties all the artists/crew have had with zero work for the last eighteen months.... no work means no income. Peter has kept the collective spirit of artists/crew alive by putting on the festival. Just give him, the team and the stewards a little bit of love. Can’t wait to see you all on Sunday night with Edward II. This isn’t meant to be an attack, just trying to inject a little perspective. Have a fab (albeit muddy) evening and help keep the festival spirit alive.

    Abigail Rollinson yes. We waited an hour to get in and couldn’t even buy a beer. But other bar takes cash plus some food stalls but pretty annoying as had £10 between us all night b

    Well done for going ahead and I can see you have a lot on your plates, but the Day car park entrance was impassable at 5pm. You need to plan how cars will egress while you still have some daylight, please.

    Sorry to trouble you whilst are you busy but I have another gig this evening but I was wondering if I could still arrive around 2220 & catch the end of Tankus & the comedy too? Also, thanks in advance for getting the festival on.

    Please address the mud, people are falling, stressed and really anxious. The heavy footfall areas like in and out tent and toilet area are truly trecherous! No sign of mats/straw etc... Just saw a man with a stick fall, everyone is vulnerable.

    Perhaps you need to ask people not to be seated. As there is now no main stage the numbers at the tented stage are going to be huge. Be nice if everyone could see.

    No staff anywhere, no information. It rains in England in the summer. You just weren’t ready

    Verity Griffiths Philippa Scott aren’t you guys going to this?

    Wickham Music Festival Will the comedy be on later and where will it be?

    Have fun you two!!!😀

    Stewart if you’re there tonight Tankus the Henge will not disappoint!

    Why have that number of chairs allowed in the big top in these tough circumstances when it is going to be very busy 😱

    Reading the comments thank god I didn’t buy a ticket

    The music has been on for a while still a big que not good 😡

    Ha ha

    What's the official response regarding not taking card payments inside?

    Can you tell me if the crowdfunder reception is on and if so where is it? No one knows! If it’s been postponed fair enough but just would like to know😁

    What a shamble main stage not ready nothing for the kids I understand about the weather but should of planned for it and the parking Jesus Christ waste of a day I queued for an hour to spent 30 minutes at the festival to then spend an hour trying to get out waste of money and my kids were upset 😡 it doesn’t seem that organisers give a shit cause we have already payed scumbags never coming again

    Paul Anthony

    Sorry Peter Chegwin, but this is a mess. Rain and summer go hand in hand in the UK and you should have been better prepared. The men’s toilets in the camper field are without paper and soap, no sanitiser in the site gents, no lighting! What happened to the Covid safe festival! Cash only everywhere, no cards accepted! Why weren’t we told in advance? I love what you have done for music in this part of the world and past festivals, but this is not what one expects even in these strange times. And this is all before the weekend crowds arrive!

    Thanks for all your hard work folks! So wonderful hearing live music again. ❤

    Can’t find the real ale bar but I have the plastic beaker.

    The Festival has made the ITV local news now 😪

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