Hayseed Dixie is an American band which began in 2001 with the release of their first album, A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC. The band performs a mixture of cover versions of hard rock songs and original compositions. Classic rock with a bluegrass twist, could anyone not like this version of Bohemian Rhapsody (we’ll ask Roger on Saturday) …
Their style is a unique fusion of bluegrass and rock music and they are acknowledged as the creators of the musical genre “Rockgrass”. The band’s name is a linguistic play on the name of the band AC/DC.
Hayseed Dixie’s most recent album, “Hair Down To My Grass,” was released on January 12, 2015 worldwide and spent 3 weeks at the number 1 spot on the UK Country Chart. The band launched the new album in the UK with a performance of “Eye of the Tiger” on the Jools Holland Hootenanny New Year’s Eve BBC TV show.
The Proclaimers are confirmed to return to Wickham Festival, headlining on Thursday 1st August. The Scottish duo are making a triumphant return where they last played a stunning set in 2015. Craig and Charlie Reid wowed the crowd with a brilliant upbeat set and now they are back with a mix of old favourites and new tunes to promote their latest album.
The album ‘Angry Cyclist’ was released to immense acclaim on August 10th 2018 (Cooking Vinyl) debuting in the UK Official Album charts at 17 and at number 3 in the UK Official Independent Album Charts. The Proclaimers 8th Top 40 UK album.
The Proclaimers then headed back out live from July through to December this year with 48 sell out dates across the UK and a 13-date tour of Canada from Victoria to Montreal.
2019 will see concerts so far confirmed for Iceland, Dubai, Singapore, Norway and further festivals and shows in the UK.
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid emerged 31 years ago with their debut album This Is The Story and Top 3 single ‘Letter from America’. Since then their enduring appeal across generations has have over the years seen them enjoy huge success across the globe
The Proclaimers songs are timeless, capturing a gamut of human emotions, written with poignancy, emotional honesty, political fire and wit. Their songs feature at weddings, funerals and everything in-between and there is one song, an early celebration of falling head over heels in love that is known the world over and has become a staggering global anthem. There are many others that have gained great popularity in different parts of the planet and then there is a wide cross section of sublime songs embraced by a multitude that has kept up with The Proclaimers studio albums, compilation collections and extensive touring over three decades.
Thank you to Peter Chegwyn and the whole team for putting on another great festival. For me, my favourite acts were: Grace Petrie, Spooky Men, Dhol Foundation plus Johnny Kalsi DJ set, Saw Doctors (unexpectedly good – never seen them before), Longest Johns – got to have them back again! Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Lil’ Jimmy Reed, Show of Hands, Slambovian Circus of Dreams – probably the most outstanding and surprising band of the whole festival!
For the future – all of the above will be great to welcome back. And Frank Turner if you can get him again, Boo Hewerdine – with a band, with someone else, or even on his own. Always good value. And how about David Ford? I don’t think he has been before but would love to see him.
And a huge thank you to Steve Knightly and all who helped to put together the Song for Wickham. It was beautiful and very moving. A real anthem for the village and lovely for the whole audience to join in with.
It was great ! but it is now so big it needs a real open air stage !! was cramed into those marqee,s watching bands !! real stage next years PLEASE !!
Scott Doonican You made it into the video ... 🙂 Thanks, Wickham Festival team, it was a blast, cannot wait till next year ... ❤
A week on and still buzzing! Discovered the The Saw Doctors and can’t get the N17 ear worm outta my head 😂😂
Cracking short video but Wickham Festival you are so much more than this!! A taster but you have to be there to feel the unique vibe!!
Just back from dog friendly Cropredy .Guess what not a single person was killed by dog.
Cmon Wickham you know dogs are better than people !!
My new favourite band!
Saw them at Cropredy this weekend too. I then bumped into Sharkey and RJ on the field yesterday, they were enjoying the festval, and they spoke very highly of their experience at Wickham too.
My discovery of the festival. They are absolutely brilliant, totally got me (and the lady wife!).
Absolutely brilliant. Hill Billy Pink Floyd. Please invite them back.
Not even heard of this band, but am now following them,great performance ,definately one of my highlights x
Great band, one of many highlights 👍🤘
I couldn't decide what I made of them I initially. Then after three or four songs I think I decided I liked them. They were perplexing 😁. But overall, yeah..... pretty good. I'd definitely watch them again 👍
Tans Slambovian bio polar express 😀
Brilliant really loved their sound
Loved them at Wickham. Once I find out where Slambovia is I'm going to pay a visit 😉
Enjoyed their set but it was loud!
They were fantastic 👍
Love them xx
Matt John these are the guys I was telling you about 😁
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And we're off! Site completely cleared in 4 days. Now back to its natural state of very parched grass. But, oh, what wonderful memories we have of our best-ever Wickham Festival. Thank you one and all. We'll do it all again next year, Aug. 3-6. 'Earlybird' tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets... See MoreSee Less
Should add that not a speck of litter was left behind thanks to Smudger's amazing litter-picking crew.
It was fantastic and no trouble at all and I live right across from it! Well done to all of you, look forward to next year x
I walked past yesterday. We love having such a great festival within walking distance of our house and also nice to see it back to normal.
Thanks for all the effort you put in. Much appreciated 🙏 it wouldn't be here without your good self taking the time to stage it. Great times and memories. Fortunate to see both sides of the festival
Was great fun. Thank you. Tickets bought for next year already.
Really enjoyed and have purchased my early bird tickets for 2023 👌👌
Well done Wickham gang!!!
At least you don't have to contend with discarded tents etc as per Glastonbury!
Thank you for another brilliant festival,have already purchased tickets for next year. xx
Was great thanks to all who make this festival work so well
Absolutely loved it. First time we've been. Great bands, especially the Saw Doctors, but I'm a little biased, and everything was so well organised, including the weather 😆
A wonderful weekend, thank you everyone so much. You were all amazing.
Amazing weekend thanks for the fun, laughter and music
Thanks to all involved. Loved our tent neighbours who were litter pickers from aardvark.
Cheque in post for 2023.
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
The breakdown is the hard bit - adrenaline doesn't pump in quite the same way as on build-up. But four days.... wow!!! Get some serious Zzzzs.
It was brilliant, saw lots of old friends and made more new one,see you next year.
Thanks so much everyone who made Wickham Festival a fantastic Event to attend see you all next year ! x
What a fantastic festival - looking forward to next year with Claire Hartt-Palmer, Paul Jerome, Alison Jerome, Deanna Gaze, Mark Gaze and many others!
Thank you Wickham, thank you artistes,
See you next year
Brilliant! Well done to everyone - it was an amazing weekend!
Do you have a list of any ‘left behind’ items? One of my friends lost a bunch of keys and would love to be reunited with them!!
Great festival. Thanks for all your hard work.
Fabulous festival, thanks very much! 👏👏👏 Look forward to it next year! 😀😀😀
So much happiness right there ❤️
Very impressed with the infrastructure of the show. Such hard work by all. If I have one complaint, it's that the portaloos in the campervan field weren't replenished with paper and sanitizer as often as I was told. I had my own facilities but occasionally used the public ones and took my own supplies. Just a thought.