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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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    Wickham Festival: Thursday 1st August: The Proclaimers + Graham Nash + Judy Collins + Matthew Southern Comfort + Steve Knightley + Skinny Lister & more. Day & Weekend tickets now onsale from www.wickhamfestival.co.uk www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy9GmieAEaQOfficial video of The Proclaimers performing Letter From America from the album This Is The Story. Letter From America is available on 'The Very Best Of The ... ... See MoreSee Less

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    Caitlin Collins THE PROCLAIMERS 😎

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    The Proclaimers. A local band for local people!

    Stephanie Wickham will you and Rob be there? xx

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    Leah Pybus I meant this one....

    Really hope you bring back the amazing Levellers soon

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    Louisa do you want to go with me. Xx

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    Any times yet?

    The Proclaimers have put me off. Talentless, tuneless bastards.

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    Wickham Festival: Friday 2nd August: Level 42 + Gordon Haskell + Stanley Jordan + Dreadzone + Baka Beyond + 3 Daft Monkeys & many more. Day & Weekend tickets now onsale from www.wickhamfestival.co.uk www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mnd-7fi1s8Recorded at the Indigo O2 Arena in London on the 5th September 2015 as part of the Sirens tour, the concert features amazing live renditions of all Level 42'... ... See MoreSee Less

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    Booked, Bought and paid for!! Bring it on!!! X

    Mark Hughes. Level 42 playing near pompey 😊👍

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    Went last year....

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    'Music is the celebration of life'. It's a privilege to book world-class artists and bring the finest live music experiences to our annual Wickham Festival. We hope you'll join us. 1st-4th August 2019. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up ... See MoreSee Less

    Music is the celebration of life.   Its a privilege to book world-class artists and bring the finest live music experiences to our annual Wickham Festival.  We hope youll join us.  1st-4th August 2019.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up


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