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History walks at Wickham Festival on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th

“MEET SOME WICKHAM GHOSTS,  THE PUB WHERE HORSES ARE REGULARS, AND MUCH MORE WITH WICKHAM HISTORY WALKS”

Building of the Meon Valley Railway in 1900, bridge over the Meon by Station Car Park

Led by expert volunteer guides, join us on our Wickham History Walks.  We know there are some history buffs that would appreciate this one and a half hour stroll around Wickham learning about our village. Wickham is special not just because of the Festival; but for its Market Square (one of the largest in England), our historic buildings,  the Mill that owes its existence to the US Navy and much more!  Wickham History Walks take place on:

FRIDAY, 4th AUGUST at 10.30 and SATURDAY, 5th AUGUST AT 10.30 – the walks cost £3.

Watercolour of the “Pre Victorian” St Nicholas Church

Please book in advance through our friends at http://wickhamhistory.org.uk or at the Wickham Village Table at the Festival. Places are limited. No unaccompanied children under 16.  Apparently Wickham of yesteryear doesn’t take kindly to vagrants & vagabonds …

Sign on “The Barracks” Bridge Street

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all about the rich history of Wickham village from local historians that are passionate about the place they call home.

Chesapeake Mill, Bridge Street

There’s a lot to explore outside of the festival site.  Music starts at 5pm Thursday 3rd and 12 noon Friday through to Sunday.  So why not make the most of the mornings and discover our picturesque surroundings?  Please stop by the Wickham Village Table if you’re heading out and have any questions that require some well educated local knowledge.  They’re here to help you make that memory of visting Wickham with a walk your family will look back on years later.

Here is a post from last year of someone making the most of their visit to Wickham.

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    Delighted to announce 10cc will headline our opening night in 2022 on Thursday 4th Aug. Also newly confirmed are top folk duo (and joint founders of Bellowhead) Spiers & Boden who'll appear on Saturday 6th Aug. 2022. Day & Weekend tickets now on-sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Delighted to announce 10cc will headline our opening night in 2022 on Thursday 4th Aug. Also newly confirmed are top folk duo (and joint founders of Bellowhead) Spiers & Boden wholl appear on Saturday 6th Aug. 2022.  Day & Weekend tickets now on-sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Our confirmed line-up so far with many more great artists to announce. Levellers The Waterboys 10cc Rumer Gilbert O’Sullivan Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young Oysterband The Sharon Shannon Trio The Spooky Mens Chorale Spiers & Boden Ferocious Dog Skinny Lister Grace Petrie The Celtic Social Club Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance The East Pointers Lil’ Jimmy Reed Andreas Tophoj & Rune Barslund The FOS Brothers Cut Capers Town oif Cats The Cobhers feat. Luke Daniels The Marching SKAletons Dave Giles The Swanmore Samba Band

    Yeah!!! Seen them at Wickham before. One of the best you've had. Just need the proclaimers and I'll be in heaven. Glad I've got my tickets!

    The things we do for love! ❤️ Donna. I’m not in love! ❤️ I’m Mandy fly me. Life is a minestrone! Dreadlock Holiday The Dean and I Rubber bullets

    Great line up, but isn't that 2.5cc?

    Yeeees! I am very happy. Glad my guess was correct! 😀

    Will we be able to get advance t shirts again next year ?

    Woo hoo. Love 10 CC.

    Where did 10cc get their name? 😉 10cc got their name from Jonathan King who released their first records. King had had a dream about a successful band called "10cc". However, popular belief is that they adopted the name because the average male ejaculation is 9cc and the band was above average with 1cc more than that!

    Brilliant news

    Oh now there's a clash, Los Pacominos and 10cc. Please tell me they are not in the same night/time.

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyy

    Fab!!!

    How many original members are there left?

    Whoop whoop 🙌

    Karina Steeden .. yippee 🎉👏

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    Richard Hall Karen Debs Julia Clarke

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    Delighted to announce Levellers will headline the 2022 Wickham Festival on Saturday 6th Aug. 2022. Day & Weekend tickets now on-sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Hope they are not on at the same time as Ferocious Dog.

    Stoked!!! My dad got me listening to them when i was a little kid so finally get to see them live

    Absolutely brilliant! And we can finally get back now travel restrictions have eased! 🤞🤞🤞

    Wooohooo! Stellar line up so far! Well done Wickham!

    Spooks, Ferocious Dog and now the Levellers, I think a return visit may be needed. I just hope they've sorted out the recycling.

    Fantastic Band,Seen Many Times,Never let You Down.Proper Job.🍻🍻👍

    Brilliant !!! They are great 🎶

    Fantastic news, means we get to see them twice in a fortnight #BeautifulDays 👏👏👏

    Totally made my year. Best festy and best band! Heaven. Thank you!!’ ❤️🙌🙌🙌🙌🥰

    Wow!!! That’s exactly the news I need today 🎶💜🎶

    Delighted to hear this news! 🤩🥳🤩🥳🤩

    Leanne McColm looks like we need to get some tickets for sure

    Woohoo …..the Levellers as well 😊

    Hope The South are returning, they were my favourite this year.

    The Levs, Ferocious Dog, skinny lister. Any chance of getting Black Water County on board as well.

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    Brilliant news

    Woohooo Claire, festival glitter at the ready👏🏻😝

    Oh yes !!!!waterboys and the levellers #mustbedreaming

    Kim Rowlatt this is right up your street. X

    Can't wait!

    Fab

    Woooooooòooooooooop

    Kirsty Dennett Saw this and thought of you!

    YAY 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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    We've announced another of our 2022 headline acts at 5pm Friday. Possibly the UK's top festivals band. The Levellers. Day & Weekend tickets on-sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Weve announced another of our 2022 headline acts at 5pm Friday.  Possibly the UKs top festivals band.  The Levellers.  Day & Weekend tickets on-sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    The Levellers would suit me fine!!!

    Can we have the Levellers, Bellowhead and Show of Hands please ;-)

    Has to be The Levellers.

    Bellowhead - having a practice before their Broadside tour in the Autumn!

    Yes The Levellers would be great😎

    The Men They Couldn"t Hang.

    Ferocious dog, Waterboys and Levellers, that would be awesome weekend

    Dreadzone. Someone decent at last

    The Levellers or Bellowhead

    Show of Hands x they seam to be a at every festival. Still a brilliant band . Always good to see them .

    Although I would not be averse to more Lindisfarne!!!

    The Beatles... They've got a TV series to plug!!!!

    Levellers. Show of hands. Saw doctors would be great

    Probably it's just Coldplay warming up for their Wembley Stadium gig the next weekend.

    Levellers played Wickham 2017, best live band in UK. Got a a copy of the play list. Once again we’ll done Wickham.

    The proclaimers or The Saw Doctors Bellowhead

    Please be The Levellers!

    Levellers would be apt. I remember when Oysterband were touted as the Levellers dads after a good wash. I tend to think of Ferocious Dog as the Levellers kids, so to have all 3 generations…..

    It’s gonna be Toploader isn’t it… it’s always bloody Toploader! 😂😂😂

    Lancashire hotpots

    Levellers.

    Well so far apart from Sharon Shannon there's nobody on the bill i want to see. The Levellers might just make me buy a ticket!

    The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican! Brilliant

    Show of Hands, methinks?

    Peat & Diesel - gutted I missed them last year

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