Wickham Festival News

Last chance to save £40 on Earlybird tickets!

We’ve just added more artists to our line up section. On Friday 3rd August we’ll be welcoming Show of Hands and The Emily Askew Band. The ever-popular Show of Hands performed last year when they treated us to a slowed down version of the Don Henley classic “The Boys of Summer”.

We’re delighted to announce that John Illsley of Dire Straits will be bringing his all-star band (with Robbie McIntosh on lead) to the 2018 Wickham Festival, performing classic Dire Straits hits and more on Saturday 4th August.

Another act for Saturday 4th August is Merry Hell. They last appeared at Wickham in 2016. We’re also pleased to say Pierce Brothers from Australia, who ‘wowed’ the Cropredy Festival in 2016 & 2017, will be at Wickham on Saturday.  Check out the “didgeridoo cam” at 1:40!

Several people have asked for a bit more blues music and Sunday is shaping up to deliver on those requests. The Blues Band are one of the best live blues bands around and will be at the 2018 Wickham Festival on Sunday 5th August.

Legendary rock & blues singer Maggie Bell will perform a special set with Blues Band guitar maestro Dave Kelly.

Just in case that wasn’t enough blues, we’re delighted to announce that the wonderful jazz and blues singer Mary Coughlan will be flying in with her band from Ireland for Sunday too!

There’s only a few more days to save £40 on weekend Earlybird tickets. Prices will increase after 31st December so don’t miss out on this great saving! We’ll also have day tickets available from the 1st January 2018. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2018 will be a great year for you.

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    Our latest confirmed line-up.  Day & Weekend tickets selling fast.  Save £50 on every 4-day adult weekend ticket if you book b4 the end of Feb.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Our latest confirmed line-up. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast. Save £50 on every 4-day adult weekend ticket if you book b4 the end of Feb. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

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    We can’t wait to join you all again ❤️

    Looking forward to playing on Thursday 1st and enjoying the Wickham vibes

    I can’t wait to be here again this year. But hope the rain stays away lol xx

    The line up isn't grabbing me but it's the best festival around!

    Leatherat would be a great addition you know

    In view of recent news wouldn't the Oysterband be amazing?!

    We will definitely be going next year!!😁

    Louise Jiggle Wheelsun this looks good

    Can’t wait 🥰

    Thea Gilmore I last saw her in Austin at the 2004 SxSW. Excellent artist. Her husband, Nigel Stonier is great too.

    Where’s Travis ??? 🤭

    Magpie Arc are playing Beautiful Days, they were absolutely amazing when they played in our Music Centre on Saturday, would be wonderful to see them at Wickham.And Thea Gilmore!

    Wickham Music Festival Nice looking line-up. Following Glastonbury last year we're always on the lookout for nice festivals to play :-)

    Tuneless Choir?

    Cooking with gas, Mr Wickham!And the weather will be mid 20s every day and not a drop of rain!!!

    Did you ask Rob Clamp Music back? Really enjoyed their set!

    Great line up .

    Jonathan Coppock

    The Longest Johns … Yaay!!Windjammer would be an incredible addition to the line up. Pretty please 🙏🏻😊

    Manran !! 👍

    Reckon you still have room for Xander and the Peace Pirates🤞

    Was surprised how far down the poster Martin Stephenson and the Daintees are, but I s'pose it's a good few years since the amazing Boat to Bolivia. Top of my list for certain, followed by Jim Moray, Katherine Priddy and The Men They Couldn't Hang.

    Please please can we have The Outcast Band

    Finbar Fury for Sunday ?

    Rural?!?! Where you been hiding that one?!❣️

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    Top Scottish Celtic-rock bands @ManranOfficial @RURAband award-winning singer-songwriters @KatherinePriddy @jimmoray shanty singers @TheLongestJohns & 17-year-old Irish country blues singer Muireann Bradley are among the latest artists confirmed for this year's #WickhamFestival.

    Newly confirmed. We're delighted to announce that Gaelic celtic-rock supergroup Manran will be at Wickham on Sunday 4th Aug. Day & weekend tickets selling fast

    Nice feature on #wickhamfestival on @SGFolkClub1 Listen at 36 mins 50 seconds... but there is some great music if you tune in to the whole show!

    Pleased to announce The Spooky Mens Chorale will be back at Wickham this summer on Friday 2nd August. For full confirmed daily line-up so far + tickets please see http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    She was THE star on Jools Holland's New Year's Eve Hootenanny. Now 17-year-old Irish country blues sensation Muireann Bradley is coming to Wickham on Sun. 4th Aug. Tickets now on sale via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnFEEnzgg_A

    Watch out for another announcement soon. It will be your chance to see a rising star, an Irish music sensation. Happy New Year 😎
    Quick reminder today (Jan 31) is the final day to save up to £50 on a weekend adult season ticket with no booking fees at