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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    You’ll love The Copper family. Grew up in the same area as them.

    Not a very high bar... but yes, it will be a good one. Any more announcements to be made?

    Is Jerry Douglas still playing ?

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    We're sorry to report that London Irish band Neck will no longer be appearing at Wickham following the sad death of their frontman Leeson O'Keeffe from pancreatic cancer. 😢

    Steve Harley was an audience favourite at Wickham Festival, and a delight to work with. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Steve Harley: Cockney Rebel singer dies at 73

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68590846

    The Saw Doctors would like to say a Big Thanks to everybody who has bought or streamed ‘All We Love’ today —the new single is Number 3 in Ireland and No. 23 in the UK. Here’s the link to buy or stream ‘All We Love’   
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    Wonderfully evocative and typically catchy song from our old friends @sawdoctors ready for #StPatricksDay
    Would love to hear them do this at #wickhamfesival one day. Great stuff!

    Our new line-up inc. Curtis Stigers with a few more artists inc. Jerry Douglas to add. We hope to unveil last confirmed artists inc. one more headliner soon. Day & Tier 4 Weekend tickets selling fast. Save £50 on every 4-day weekend ticket. Book now. http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    We're delighted to announce that 16-times GRAMMY Award winner Jerry Douglas, one of the world's finest dobro & lap steel guitar players, will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sat. 3rd Aug. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast!