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


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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    We're a winner! Wickham's won the 'Outstanding Street Food at a Festival' Award at the annual Hampshire Food Awards 😃😃😃 ... See MoreSee Less

    Were a winner!  Wickhams won the Outstanding Street Food at a Festival Award at the annual Hampshire Food Awards 😃😃😃

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    Great credit to all our wonderful caterers at the Wickham Music Festival.

    Is the Paella man booked for next year? Hope so🥘🥘!

    Congratulations wickham well deserved. There’s always so much choice for all x

    Great news! Well-deserved. 🌟

    Excellent news - a huge range of food and really tasty too. The fish and chips were out of this world!

    Well deserved the food was amazing and no one felt ripped off. Keep up the good work.

    Every year is a fantastic choice of culture food tastes. Well done Wickham.

    Well done to your team .. loved the burritos

    Well done to all the caterers. Good bars too!

    Fantastic, well done!

    Fab accolade! 🤩 xx

    Well done, it isn't just the music that makes a festival great 😎

    There's plenty of vegan food, thank you x

    Wait all year for a Bunny Chow and assorted other delights!

    Just the best festival all round 👌🏼

    Catering is good but more veggie/vegan stalls pls 😀

    It was great!!

    Well done 🙂

    Hampshire street food? is that roadkill? :-)

    Think it was the fish and chips that did it for me. Oh yes followed by one of those amazing waffles with all the trimmings! #slimmingwalrus

    Excellent. I have always eaten very, very well at the Festival. Rich and enjoyable variety of foods, going to call out the Thai and paella as personal favourites, while my wife adored the South African street food. Always finished the evenings at the cheese on toast stand!

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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!

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

    Yay, this was such good fun x

    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

    Lisa Bonzo John Amelie Light Claire Light Flora Underwood-Blair Carl Komurolet’s not rip any shorts next year. 😂😂

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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

    Delighted to be part of it and looking forward to it immensely.

    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. 👏👏

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

    Fantastic choose!! 😀😀😀


    I’m liking them!!!!

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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!

    Great news

    Best news!!!



    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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    Jacqueline Cook

    Yeay 😁😁

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