Wickham Festival News

Happy New Year from all the Wickham Festival team

Over the last few days we’ve been busy updating our line up pages to show artists who will be appearing at Wickham Festival 2019. We think this our best line up ever so it’s hard to summise what we’ll be enjoying next summer, but here’s a quick run through of some highlights.

We’ll be off to a great opening night as we’re delighted to announce that American folk icon Judy Collins will headline our Valley Stage on Thursday 1st August 2019 supported by Matthews Southern Comfort and Steve Knightley (one half of Show of Hands), while The Proclaimers will headline our Village Stage on the same night.

On Friday 2nd August 2019 our headliners will be be Level 42.

We’re also pleased to say that Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, Dreadzone, 3 Daft Monkeys and The Spooky Mens Chorale from Australia will be performing. TSMC will be doing a workshop session.  These have proved very popular so we’re greatly expanding our workshops programme for 2019.

Also on Friday World Music comes to Wickham as we welcome Baka Beyond! They mix African and Celtic music in equal measures to create the sound of a global village.

On Saturday 3rd August we welcome The Afro Celt Sound System.

Also performing will be Scotland’s Elephant Sessions, top Irish band Dervish, singer-songwriter Grace Petrie and folk duo Will Pound & Eddy Jay.

For those who remember energetic Derby-based folk punk band The Newcranes from the 1990s, they recently announced that they’re re-forming so we had to book them.

In case that’s not enough for our Saturday, Lil’ Jimmy Reed & The ‘A’ Team will be performing. The American blues legend Lil’ Jimmy Reed is the last of the original Louisiana bluesmen.

On Sunday 4th August 2019 Hollywood comes to Wickham! Canadian actor, producer, director & singer-songwriter Kiefer Sutherland & his superb live band will be appearing.

Described as the best live band in the country, The Alabama 3 will close our Village Stage on the Sunday night. Their track “Woke Up This Morning” was used for the show’s opening credits of the TV series The Sopranos.

Finally we’re delighted to announce that two of Britain’s finest singer-songwriters, Ralph McTell and Gilbert O’Sullivan, will both be appearing at the 2019 Wickham Festival on Sunday.

If you booked early before our line up was announced we hope to have listed artists you’re looking forward to see and given you some cheer over the holidays.  There’s certainly some diverse Wickham debuts we can’t wait to see.  Please don’t forget this is your last chance to save £50 on 4-day adult weekend season tickets. Prices rise on 1st January. Our 4-day weekend season tickets are currently around £50-£60 cheaper than the Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival and Larmer Tree Festival, giving excellent value-for-money. Book now via our tickets page before prices rise on New Year’s Day.

Thank You to everyone who sent us Christmas cards and greetings. We hope you’ve enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to a great New Year. We’ve some fantastic artists still to announce for next year’s Festival. We hope you’ll be part of it and we look forward to welcoming you back to Wickham in 2019.

Have a wonderful New Year!

Best wishes,
The Wickham Festival Team

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    By popular request! Bugbeats Silent Disco will be back at Wickham in 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

    By popular request!  Bugbeats Silent Disco will be back at Wickham in 2020

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    Was so good last year x

    In the words of jaws... Your gonna need a bigger tent 😉

    This was bloody brilliant last year! Well done Wickham! I'd come just for that!! 😂

    Great news, we loved it!

    Fun for all the family it’s a proper giggle!

    Yay, this was such good fun x

    This makes me the happiest person! Loveliest staff and greatest laugh of the festival (and it had a lot of competition).

    Fab news. it was such fun this year x

    Yay!!! They were ace, and great for us let of some steam after a long day 🕺🏻😬

    This was amazing when i had free time of from working

    It's hilarious to watch too

    Shelley Shaw we absolutely will Karl Jevons what do you reckon!! You dancing to Barbie burl was EPIC!!!

    "silent"?! Happy that everyone there enjoyed it, but please put it next to the carpark, not the camping.

    I saw the tent but didn't see them running all weekend. Must have missed it. So much to do at Festi these days!

    Karl Jevons Andy Whittingham ooo look... You can go AGAIN 😂

    Can you site this away from the campers please. Only the music is silent, those with the headphones on were belting out the words very loudly.

    Caroline Marks

    Be great if they had an indie/rock channel as well! Joe Ridley

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    Dean Bryant Anne Stringer Lu Lu Harris hoorah !! Heidi Sheppard

    Tammy Kent 😂😂 woop woop hahaha

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    From Glastonbury to Wickham. India Electric Co. will be making their Wickham debut in 2020. “Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo” - BBC Radio 2, **** “Bursting with invention and full of surprises.” - The Telegraph. See them here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxREjHFnEQg ... See MoreSee Less

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    We really like this track: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmM0kMgO9cs

    These 2 guys are so talented.Seen them supporting Midge Ure and also in his band.ps get Midge Ure to Wickham👍🏻

    I saw these guys at the Ashcroft Centre a while back. Excellent news!

    Good booking, saw them recently at Forest Arts Centre in New Milton very talented guys.

    Brilliant! They are talented guys. Saw them earlier this year. Love playing their album in the car. 👏👏

    Fantastic choose!! 😀😀😀

    Excellent...

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    Great video of Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland giving an impromptu performance at the Naomi House Childrens Hospice prior to his Wickham Festival appearance in August. Top man! www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH0qPDaERIM ... See MoreSee Less

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    This is amazing, get in touch if there is anything we can do to help! 🌿✂️💚

    Kerri Sullivan This is what I was telling you about

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    Pleased to say The Magic Teapot will be back at Wickham in 2020. www.facebook.com/magicteapotvenue/videos/434183467179307/ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Worth a ticket just to spend the weekend in here❤️

    One of the best features of the festival and The Twisted Tea Garden.🤗🎶🌋

    My absolute favourite feature of the festival 😄

    It was a highlight of the festival for us! Looking forward to the heat and song already.

    Yay! Loved the teapot 😊

    The Magic Teapot was a great little venue.

    Woohoo, looking forward to dancing on some benches and singing Crazy in the best ever coffee place.

    Was looking at that this afternoon .xx

    Brilliant news ... it was fantastic this year! ... loved playing the tambourine!!

    Fantastic news!

    Many a happy hour spent in here! Still loving my tea towel 😍

    Looking forward to it already!

    Great news 👍

    Just love the dancing man in the background!

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    Best news!!!

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    Rachel Hazzard Sian Forfar Jeremy Hazzard Theresa Bundred memories xxx

    That was so good in there they were all nuts it was great !

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    Yeay 😁😁

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    Great new preview video from John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers, Walking to Wickham www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNfHuL-pRsA&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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    See also the 'Folk on Foot' Facebook page and give them a 'Like' www.facebook.com/folkonfoot/

    Going to see The Oyster Band next week at Union Chapel. Can't wait.

    Me to from the Campervan field a mile away! I thought Folk This ! 😂🌋

    Misschien moeten we toch eens meewandelen, Arnold Madderom 😉

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