Wickham Festival News

It’s just one week until the music starts at Wickham Festival 2018!

It’s just a week to the start of this year’s Wickham Festival and today we’ve been onsite all day on the hottest day of the year so far.  It’s been blazing sunshine as we commence our 2018 site build.  Phew … it’s been a scorcher!

Just a week to go and we have just started the long hot job of setting up the site ready to welcome you all.

Don’t forget that whilst we share our images of getting everything ready, you can do the same here with #wickhamfestival.  How are your preparations going?

This time next week the legendary rock icon and the original Cockney Rebel, Steve Harley, will be making it a summer night to remember on our Main Stage 1 – The Valley Stage.  As he says … here comes the sun…

Earlier today this is how the stage looked, we’ve a little way to go yet!

This time next week this will be a Big Top… and you will all be dancing under it.

Whilst over on our other main stage we welcome back our bhangra based house band The Dhol Foundation!  After several daytime appearances at Wickham we thought we’d ask them to headline on Thursday evening for something a little different.  If you can dance with such energy during the day, let’s see what happens after an ale or two. In case you need reminding of last year…

Campsite Opening Times

Our campsites will open from 12 noon to 9pm next Wednesday and from 10am onwards on Thursday. Please note there is a new entrance directly off the Winchester Road for the tented camping fields this year and much-improved access to the caravans & motorhomes camping fields off Blind Lane. We’ve done our utmost to make your journey into the festival much better than last year.  Please follow the signs on arrival.

With wall-to-wall sunshine forecast for next weekend, tickets are selling fast.

Important Information for Campers

Please have your camping ticket ready for inspection on arrival plus a day or weekend Festival ticket. You will not be allowed access to the campsites unless you have a camping ticket and a ticket for at least one day of the Festival.

Arena Opening

Our main Arena will open at 4pm next Thursday with music starting at 4.30. The Box Office will be open from 12 noon for wristband exchange and the purchase of Festival programmes (and our lovely 2018 Festival t-shirts).

We can’t wait and are on a mission to make this year the best one yet.  Happy times ahead Wickham!

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Yet another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2019. TradArrr will perform on Friday 2nd August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=agGiGpCfybATRAD arrr. NOTTTAMUN TOWN/ PRETTY POLLY live at Cropredy 2015 ... See MoreSee Less

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Now we are talking.. Great band.. Tea towels not bad either !

Brilliant news! Wtg Peter!

Yet another great artist confirmed for this year's Wickham Festival. Singer-songwriter Gordon Haskell will be appearing on Friday 2nd August www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sraxf1U6EITrack taken from live DVD "The Road To Harry's Bar" released in 2005 via Metal Mind Productions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant addition to an already great line up.

Another great live band confirmed for this year's Wickham Festival. By popular request we're delighted to say that The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican will be appearing at Wickham on Friday 2nd August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwPjEZo-NsY&start_radio=1&list=RDGwPjEZo-NsYThe finale of The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican's set live at Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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We can't wait. Get your party pants on muddy funsters

If you haven't seen them play live before, you are in for a treat. If I had a pound for everytime I'd seen them, I'd have in excess of £23 by now 😎

Seen a few times & are excellent :- Hilary Cross

about time

Can't see this band too often and a festival is their natural environment 😍😍

Brilliant news.

Izzy Drury Robbie Arnold 🎶

Annette Lawrence

Yay!!!

Claire, you will have to watch this band. Brilliant at Cropredy last year! 🙂

Yes yes yes!!!!

Grrreeeaaatt!

Ade Bracewell ??

Sean Carey!! These were the peeps you showed me from beautiful days right???

Anna Doswell it only gets better

Brilliant at Cropredy last year. A great show..and very funny too 😂

They are hilarious!!!! Cx

Excellent news. Just sad that Maart won't be there.

Dale Wesley Calderbank, you'll love these! Watch till the end 😊

Well done Wickham 👍 bostin

New to me. Having watched the clip, we're in for some fun!!

Thats great..... ihope we dont drop the boat like watchet did last year...

I do like a bit of old tyme rap😎😎

Tune

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We're just starting to book our food & drink stalls for this year's Wickham Festival. What food would you like to see at Wickham 2019? ... See MoreSee Less

Were just starting to book our food & drink stalls for this years Wickham Festival.  What food would you like to see at Wickham 2019?

 

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A proper fruit stall, like a market stall as opposed to people selling a single slice of watermelon for £3! So you can buy a bunch of bananas, half a dozen apples, bunch of grapes etc.

Oh, and I think we say this every year, could you please double your order of the rhubarb cider as it always runs out :-D

The cheese on toast guy please

More vegan/healthier options please, as well as Bunnychow

bit more catering for people on diets would be nice but generally very happy with quality and variety on offer

Please can you think about a healthier option? Thanks

Vegan and veggie please and more breaky places 😍 I bloody love the south African chilli stall too

Falafels, vegetarian, vegan would be great.

Really good Mac and cheese would be a hit for us 😃

Twisted Tea Rooms Please!!!

Vegan stalls and Pieminister.😋

Toasted sandwich stall please

Hope the Paellaria is back. Always superb and lovely people

Nearly everything suggested below is carb heavy - lots of us on low carb ways of eating now. Last year there was nothing I could buy that was not carb heavy - be great if there was more choices this year that were not chips, rice, potatoes or bread or pulses.

The sausage and mash guy was brilliant when I last attended!

Pie and mash is always good and cheese on toast please 😁😁

Smoothies & shakes would be good & maybe a fruit stall.

The South African chilli stall, please!

The Pan de Mania pizza people please!

More vegetarian options.

Hit me up with the Bunny Chow!

Also the place that does Thai tapas :)

A good quality pie or cornish pasty stall or a good hog roast.

Bennett’s fish and chips again please! The best fish and chips I’ve ever had at an event! 😋

You did really well with gluten free options last year so, as a coeliac, more of the same would be good. I completely understand the call for vegan too, but my experience of vegan outside catering is that tends to be mutually exclusive with GF :-(

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Another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2019. Skinny Lister will be kicking up a storm on our Village Stage on Thursday 1st August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjmBoL9fn7QTaken from the album ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’, released on Xtra Mile Recordings. Filmed at Club Quattro, Shibuya, Tokyo by OneLungKenny Pre-order Down On ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Oooh, we're seeing them at the 1865 in Southampton in a couple of months. Please tell me you're booking Holy Moly and the Crackersss again as they're supporting Skinny Lister on their tour?

Helen Haigh Ian Haigh I’m so excited, saw them supporting Frank Turner and they were amazing!!! Seeing them at the 1865 in March!

Seeing them at Incider Festival 1-3 Feb in Weston Super Mare

Whaaaaaaaat!

Still adding some top quality stuff here - Beans on Toast by any chance?

EPIC Any news on the Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican?

Matt might have to go for the day x

Yur Mum are v good

They remind me of the Cropdusters another excellent band

Dale Wesley Calderbank

Alex Mulchrone 😲😲

Skinny Lister, seeing them twice this year, don’t mind if I do, great band

Kat Sean 👌👌

Amazing! So excited about this 😍

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