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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    Great News! Thanks to the Govt. saying they intend to allow festivals from June 21 with no restrictions, this year's Wickham Festival will go-ahead as planned. Book now and save £60 on every 4-day adult season ticket. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Great News!  Thanks to the Govt. saying they intend to allow festivals from June 21 with no restrictions, this years Wickham Festival will go-ahead as planned.  Book now and save £60 on every 4-day adult season ticket.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Alex Edwards

    Alan Hinton

    Darren Taylor

    Hooray! Rolled over my tickets from last year, just booked hotel for the 3 nights! Now I have to hope Jelly Belly Bean shop in Wickham is still trading!

    How do you get information on having a trade stand?

    That's a bloody good line-up

    Best news this yr. Have so missed live music. Have my tickets from last yr safely put away.

    Can we roll over to next year if we can't go?

    Have you got covid safety restrictions in place? X

    Best news ive heard since last march, 🎊🎉🎶

    Looks amazing...what a lineup!

    Spent most of last march and April in hospital with covid and have been isolating ever since. You have no idea how much I am looking forward to this.

    Fantastic news ........if Leo Sayer can’t make it .......maybe worth asking The Undertones or The Members to replace him .

    Can I start packing my bags now - very excited! 🎼🎵🎶😃

    Brilliant, I love Show of Hands and Liza Carthy.

    Is Leo Sayer not playing now?

    Is it £60 off the advertised price or is already deducted?

    Yippppoeeeee the government must have heard me asking yous if it’s going ahead

    Excellent news! Bought tickets last year and have been keeping fingers crossed that it goes ahead. Can’t wait to see the SAS band again 😁

    I really hope this goes ahead - been waiting so long & such a fantastic line-up!

    Is there any way of upgrading a day ticket to the full weekend?

    Love Eddi Reader, which day will she be there?

    To get the saving to buy the 4 day adult season ticket do I click on tier 3 weekend plus Thursday plus Friday as I can’t see the season ticket as a one off. Am I being thick?

    All booked...thank you!😎🎵🌼

    Got our tickets and can't wait 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    Cracking new video from Edward II. Their album 'Dancing Tunes' is being released on March 12. Edward II will be appearing at Wickham on Sunday 8th August 2021.
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    Thanks for posting Peter ... I hope your festival goers will share this link with their friends ... See you in August

    Jayne MW 😍

    Pre-orders for the new album from www.edwardii.co.uk

    A great new song & video from Oysterband. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Debbie Lyall

    That's so lovely!

    Lovely photographs to accompany the song too

    You've done it again Oysterband, a song for our times 💚 xx

    Brilliant

    Tania try here!

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    Tonight (Tuesday, 16th) at 8pm. Our live-streamed concert and multi-media event featuring top Scottish band Breabach and BAFTA winning animator Cat Bruce. Tickets via this link: myplayer.uk/dusgadh ... See MoreSee Less

    Tonight (Tuesday, 16th) at 8pm.  Our live-streamed concert and multi-media event featuring top Scottish band Breabach and BAFTA winning animator Cat Bruce.  Tickets via this link: https://myplayer.uk/dusgadh

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    Really enjoyed watching this tonight. Thank you Wickham and Breabach! Our kids loved it too.

    Absolutely fantastic! Thank you

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