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Kiefer Sutherland wowed by Wickham

Kiefer Sutherland has fallen in love with the Wickham Festival.

The Hollywood star took the event by storm with his band and was clearly moved by the fantastic reception he received.

Kiefer Sutherland

His set proved to be one of the major highlights of another hugely successful weekend with the crowd still cheering long after he had left the stage.

He said: “The audience was wonderful and this festival is wonderful. It was just a fantastic evening for us.

“I can’t explain why but the audiences we have had in the UK have just been extraordinary and we are so thrilled to be able to play here.

“This festival has been amazing. The only other festival we have ever played in the UK was Glastonbury and this tent was very much like the one we played there. People have been amazing and the audience was extraordinary.”

His style of country rock and Blues was a perfect fit for the festival drawing a capacity crowd of 7,000 to the picturesque site village in the heart of Hampshire.

Kiefer Sutherland

Tracks from his new album Reckless and Me, which reached Number 9 in the UK charts, went down particularly well in the packed Big Top and the singer was thrilled with the reaction.

He added: “We played the second album here and it is certainly selling a lot better than the first record and we are focused right now on the third.”

With two hit albums to add to his string of major movies and television box sets, Kiefer is delighted with the new direction to his career. So, does he regard himself now as an actor or singer?

“I see myself as a bit of both. I will be an actor to the day I die; it’s the great love of my life. But this is another way to tell stories and I just enjoy playing live so much that it’s also something I hope to be able to do until the day I die.

Kiefer Sutherland drew a huge crowd

“I am really lucky. I have been able to do things that have really interested me and not many people get to say that. They have got to work but I have been very fortunate with my life and I am going to try and take full advantage of it.”

Kiefer Sutherland has given his backing to the Two Saints charity

While at Wickham the singer took time to visit Naomi House and Jack’s Places hospice near Winchester where he played a special set.

And he also gave his backing to the festival’s chosen charity Two Saints which does such great work with the homeless.

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    Delighted to confirm Merry Hell will be back at Wickham next summer. Two shows on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August 2021. Earlybird tickets for 2021 now available at 2020 prices. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Such a great line up 🤩👍

    Excellent news!

    Fabulous news !!

    Call believes that we are going to have a summer without the Wickham music festival 😪 roll on next year .

    Another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2021. Tankus The Henge will appear on our opening night, Thursday 5th August 2021.
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    First time I saw them was at Wickham in 2018. Great band and a great booking

    Excellent :-) Firm favorites ever since we first saw them at Wickham many years ago ... we even managed to catch them in Germany and the Netherlands a few times now 🎶💖😍🤩🎶

    Great band - seen them two or three times at Glastonbury & should have been at the Robin, Bilston before lockdown cut it.

    Yes!! I've loved this band since I first saw them at Wickham.

    Love this band! 😍

    Just one of the greatest bands that you could ever see live. ❤️

    Great band, great song and great video.

    Can't think of a better way to open the festival! 😃 I think we might go a bit crazy... They were one of the last bands I saw live before lockdown, best gig of the year so far (Joiners, Southampton). And unlikely to be beaten now I guess.

    Lisa maybe we should do Wickham next year!

    Wickham + Tankus = 😍😍😍😍

    Such energy 🧡

    Yes, Tankus!

    Thank you 😍😍 - Alice Ellwood

    Brilliant 😀👍

    Yeah

    Clive Allen, this is just down the road from Aysha and Rich!

    Carol Morrell, Ian Morrell 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️

    Oh yeah!

    Thank you Wickham!!! 🙏🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Andrea Clarke get booking! X

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    CoCo and the Butterfields the latest band re-booked from 2020 to 2021. They'll be at Wickham on Friday 6th August 2021.
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    Yippee!

    Brilliant!

    Kerrie Seymour

    Top folk duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman among the latest confirmations for Wickham 2021. Appearing on Friday 6th August 2021. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAJPdge4ySI ... See MoreSee Less

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    She has a wonderful voice 👏👏👏👏

    Ahh, they’re great!

    Great choice.

    Amazing!!

    Newly confirmed for 2021. American blues maestro Lil' Jimmy Reed will be back at Wickham next year on Sunday 8th August 2021.
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    Fantastic! His show last year was a Wickham highlight.

    He was brilliant last year 👍

    He’s one crazy talented old dude scared me when he climbed into our crowd last year 😂😂

    I hadn't heard of him but was bowled over!

    Massive success last year !

    Wonderful 👍💜

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