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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    We're pleased to say the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting will be at Wickham. Please visit their stall and support their campaign to stop people killing wild animals in the name of 'sport'. ... See MoreSee Less

    Were pleased to say the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting will be at Wickham.  Please visit their stall and support their campaign to stop people killing wild animals in the name of sport.

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    The Campaign has been in all the national newspapers this week. There's a great article by Lorraine Kelly in today's Sun.

    It’s hard to look at pictures of these senseless killings, and so easy to walk past a stall such as this when enjoying our musical freedoms at your wonderful festival. But these beautiful creatures now have no freedom and we applaud your stance on trying to do something to stop this appalling animal trophy tourism. Wickham will always be our favourite festival. 👏

    We'll be visiting the stall. Excellent, thank you Wickham xxx

    Well done wickham

    We will definitely be visiting the stall!

    Even putting cruelty, suffering and animal loss to one side. Is this now morally acceptable behaviour? No, it isn’t. We are but guests on this planet and will be gone eventually but while we are here is this really how we should be treating the only home we have?

    We'll see you there... this is despicable

    Great cause. Take a look at this recent senseless killing of a magnificent elephant that we are trying raise awareness of too: Desert Elephants & Friends Voortrekker the Desert Elephant

    Will do.

    Baffles me how beastly people can hold down a relationship and I cant ...I don't even kill animals then gloat lovingly over their lifeless corpses... maybe I'm going about things wrong...!

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    Aug. 1st-4th. Less than two weeks to go. Have a peep at our website www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up to see who's playing when. Both main stages + Quay West Cave + Acoustic Stage timings all now added. Hope you've got your tickets - they're selling fast. ... See MoreSee Less

    Aug. 1st-4th.  Less than two weeks to go.  Have a peep at our website www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up to see whos playing when.  Both main stages + Quay West Cave + Acoustic Stage timings all now added.  Hope youve got your tickets - theyre selling fast.

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    Can’t wait as love this festival, one thing I would ask is have you sorted the issue of entrances and exits to the stages/ tents being blocked by camping chairs as last year was an accident waiting to happen.

    Looking forward to our fourth consecutive year this year 👍. We've had torrential rain and mud (2017 or was it 2016?) and we've had scorching sunshine (2018). Whatever the weather we'll be there and having a fabulous time ⛺️☂️😎🌞🍹🍻🎹🎸🎪

    Fingers crossed the weather improves! We'll still have fun anyway, but come on the sunshine!

    See you there! 😎

    Found it eventually on a link to Clashfinder right at the bottom of the page.

    Keifer and lindesfarne overlapping, what shall I do

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    One of the world's finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out 'The Game Revisited'. Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football. ... See MoreSee Less

    One of the worlds finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out The Game Revisited.  Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football.

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    Richard Hall

    Helen Haigh this is a must!

    Andy Whittingham

    Do you have a time and venue please ⚽ ♥ 🎶 ♥

    Bet Helen can’t wait!

    Elizabeth Bailey ?

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