Wickham Festival 2017 Line Up

On behalf of the whole team behind Wickham Festival 2017, we would like to thank and show our appreciation for all the artists that appeared over the weekend of Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August 2017.


View Wickham Festival 2017

Click here to view our gallery from 2017.

Listen to Wickham Festival 2017 Interviews


Videos from Wickham Festival 2017

After spending 30K getting the ground sorted from the rain deluge there was no way we could afford production costs for a 2017 promo.  But Jimi Reed stepped forward and posted this on YouTube.  Thank you Mr Reed, you and family are Wickham stars!  Do it again tomorrow people…

Our most complained about stage clash was Edward II with Show of Hands.  Those complaints certainly had a good point , judge for yourself…

Supporting the surrounding community and promoting local artists has always been a valued part of our festival.  Whilst most of us at 8 years old were struggling to learn the recorder… here is Erin Gracie (our youngest ever performer) doing Hampshire proud by opening The Quay West Studio Stage with an original composition, Another Singer, at Wickham Festival 2017…

For those who enjoyed the Q&A with Tom Walker a.k.a. Jonathan Pie at Wickham Festival 2017 or for those that missed it, here’s a video of the full show…


Wickham Festival 2017 Reviews

In 2017 we got off to a muddy start on Thursday with torrential rain the preceeding day.  This caused issues for early arrivals and we worked hard bringing in diggers to clear the mud, tractors to tow vehicles and we covered the site in straw.  Thankfully the site was quick to drain and the mud was consigned to history with lessons learnt.  For 2018 we already have plans in place to improve access to the camping fields which we’ll post before Wickham Festival 2018.

As ever we always aim to make improvements and try new things based on the feedback we receive.  We introduced a late night comedy tent for those that still had energy after the music. We brought back the big screens either side of our main stage and for the first time added a big projection screen outside our main big top so everyone had a great view of what was happening onstage. For our campers we introduced Yoga amongst other morning activities. To keep you relaxed we introduced a chill out area … OK for 2018 we’re looking to resolve kids taking over the hammocks!

We also worked closely with the local community so our weekend visitors could make a holiday of their weekend by visiting the picturesque rural setting of Wickham village.  With a half hourly shuttle bus between the festival site and village, visiting the picturesque Georgian Market Square (one of the largest in England) couldn’t have been easier.  With organised history walks and even the opportunity to get involved in campanology we made it easy to soak up some rural English culture away from the festival site.

As ever festival reviews focus on what’s happening on stage, so here are some articles we found.  Please let us know via our social channels if you know of other articles or wrote a blog post on Wickham Festival 2017 that you’d like us to share.

These were the stage times for artists performing at Wickham Festival 2017


Artists appearing on the 'All Time Grates Stage'

Thursday 3th August10cc21.30 - 23.00
KT Tunstall20.00 - 21.00
Andy Fairweather-Low18.30 - 19.30
Boo Hewerdine17.00 - 18.00
Alistair Russell16.30 - 17.00
Friday 4th AugustShow of Hands21.45 - 23.00
Seth Lakeman20.00 - 21.15
Fisherman’s Friends18.30 - 19.30
Kathryn Tickell & The Side17.15 - 18.15
The Spooky Men’s Chorale16.00 - 17.00
Wizz Jones15.00 - 15.45
Banter14.00 - 14.45
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin13.00 - 13.45
Amy Goddard12.00 - 12.45
Saturday 5th AugustLevellers21.30 - 23.00
Oysterband19.45 - 21.00
The Men They Couldn’t Hang18.15 - 19.15
The Dhol Foundation17.00 - 18.00
The Selecter15.30 - 16.30
Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe14.00 - 15.00
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston13.00 - 13.45
Alistair Goodwin Band12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 6th AugustThe Peatbog Faeries21.45 - 23.00
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band20.00 - 21.15
Lau18.30 - 19.30
Tankus The Henge17.15 - 18.15
Duncan Chisholm: The Gathering16.00 - 17.00
Imar15.00 - 15.45
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party14.00 - 14.45
Brighde Chaimbeul13.00 - 13.45
Winters Hill12.00 - 12.45
Hapi Festival

The Hapi Festival Stage

Our 2nd main stage is sponsored by The Hapi Festival coming to Walpole Park, Gosport this September.
Thursday 3th AugustTalisk22.00 - 23.00
Mancunia20.30 - 21.30
Les Barker19.00 - 20.00
Burnt Ice18.00 - 18.45
Gibb Todd17.00 - 17.45
Friday 4th AugustEdward II21.45 - 23.00
Pronghorn20.15 - 21.15
Maia19.15 - 20.00
Mark Handley18.15 - 19.00
Bemis17.15 - 18.00
K-Passa16.00 - 17.00
three)(fold15.00 - 15.45
60th Parallel14.00 - 14.45
One 4 The Road13.00 - 13.45
Gibb Todd12.00 - 12.45
Saturday 5th AugustChris Sherburn & Denny Bartley22.00 - 23.00
Jez Lowe21.00 - 21.45
Steve Tilston20.00 - 20.45
t.b.c.19.00 - 19.45
t.b.c.18.00 - 18.45
Blyth Power17.00 - 17.45
Gilmore & Roberts16.00 - 16.45
Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds15.00 - 15.45
Shanty Singers14.00 - 14.45
Shanty Singers13.00 - 13.45
Shanty Singers12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 6th AugustGoat Roper Rodeo Band22.00 - 23.00
Ferocious Dog20.45 - 21.45
John Otway19.15 - 20.15
3 Daft Monkeys18.00 - 19.00
Gaz Brookfield17.00 - 17.45
Folk Orc Workshops Concert16.00 - 16.45
Electric Swing Circus15.00 - 15.45
Ross Couper & Tom Oakes14.00 - 14.45
BeX13.00 - 13.45
Ray Cooper12.00 - 12.45
The Wickham Centre is situated in a beautiful rural setting in the heart of Hampshire

Artists appearing on Wednesday 2nd August at The Wickham Community Centre

We’ve organised an extra free concert at The Wickham Centre on Wednesday evening.

TradArr21.45 - 23.00
Les Barker20.30 - 21.15
Alistair Russell20.00 - 20.30

Comedy Club Stage Times

Thursday 3th August Tom Deacon00:10 - 00:30
James Alderson00:00 - 00:10
David Morgan23:40 - 00:00
James Alderson (Compere)23:30 - 23:40
Friday 4th AugustZoe Lyon00:10 - 00:30
James Alderson00:00 - 00:10
Matt Green23:40 - 00:00
James Alderson (Compere)23:30 - 23:40
Saturday 5th AugustRaymond and Mr Timpkins00:10 - 00:30
James Alderson00:00 - 00:10
James Veitch23:40 - 00:00
James Alderson (Compere)23:30 - 23:40
Q&A with Tom Walker18.30 - 19.30