Wickham Festival News

Levellers, Seth Lakeman & Ferocious Dog for Wickham 2024

By popular request, one of Britain’s top festival bands Levellers will be returning to Wickham to headline the Saturday night at our 2024 Wickham Festival (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2024).

Also newly confirmed are the award-winning West Country folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman and another fantastic festival band Ferocious Dog who’ll be appearing on Saturday 3rd August, the same night as Levellers.

We have just update our Line Up pages. There are many more artists currently awaiting confirmation including a great American singer & musician; two of Scotland’s finest Celtic bands; and, hopefully, a young Irish country blues singer and guitarist who was THE star of Jools Holland’s TV Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve. Any guesses?

New Arena Field
As previously announced, we’re moving our main arena to a new field which is better grassed, better drained, flatter and has better pedestrian & vehicle access. The move allows us to provide a much better festival experience whatever the weather but all our Wickham favourites will remain – two main stage Big Tops; a host of smaller venues; The Magic Teapot; ‘Bug Beats’ silent disco; late night comedy; street theatre; storytelling; dance displays; music workshops; a traditional crafts fayre; real ales festival and so much more. Plus, for the first time, a series of spoken word events featuring well-known TV & radio personalities talking about the people they’ve interviewed – everyone from The Kray Twins to Elvis and The Beatles. More news on this shortly.

Glamping & VIP Updates
Fancy a little more comfort & luxury to enhance your festival experience? We still have a limited number of ‘Glamping’ tents available which can be booked direct via this link. Or why not book yourself an ‘add-on’ Weekend VIP Pass which gives access to our Backstage VIP Area; Backstage VIP Bar; Coffee Bar; covered & outdoor seating; exclusive side-of-stage viewing area; free mobile phone & laptop charging; and, most important, luxury loos! Backstage VIP ‘add-on’ tickets can be booked on our tickets page.

Individual day and weekend tickets are available online. You can still save £50 on every 4-day adult weekend season ticket if you book before the end of January. At the equivalent of just £50 a day our Wickham tickets are great value for money, cheaper than most similar festivals and if you book by January 31st there are no added booking fees.

And finally…
It’s really appreciated when you do book your tickets early. Not only do you save yourself £££s but you also help us plan ahead and book even more great artists, safe in the knowledge that we have the ticket sales revenue to justify them. The costs of staging our Festival (and every other festival) have risen by over 40% in the two years since the pandemic so your support for Wickham and for all other festivals really means a lot to us. Thank you. We hope to see you at Wickham 2024.

Very best wishes,
The Wickham Festival Team

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    We're delighted to announce that world class traditional musicians Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle are newly confirmed for Wickham on Saturday 3rd August. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Same day as their colleague from The Transatlantic Sessions, Jerry Douglas plus renowned Irish musicians John McSherry, Brendan Quinn & Francis McIlduff. It's gonna be one helluva session! 😀

    Julie, Suzanne…. It gets more fun by the day..! Just some nice weather please..🙏🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    I’m allowed to be biased in this case! My ex-bandmate John Mccusker with his superb trio partners. I go to see them on every tour they do, and I never tire of their musicality.

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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

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    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!