Wickham Festival 2019 Line Up

On behalf of the whole team behind Wickham Festival 2019, we would like to thank and show our appreciation for all the artists that appeared over the weekend of Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2019.


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Videos from Wickham Festival 2019

We’ve added several videos we found on YouTube to our video page. Thank you to everyone for posting your videos! This year we also produced a video of our own.

Wickham Festival 2019 Reviews

We again had some great reviews for 2019. Please let us know via our social channels if you know of other articles or wrote a blog post that you’d like us to share.


Comedy at Wickham Festival 2019

Below is the comedy line up we had for Wickham Festival 2019.

Fin Taylor

Fin Taylor has made a name for himself as one of the most talked about comedians working in the UK. His successive Edinburgh shows “Whitey McWhiteface” and “Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey” were 5 star sell-out runs, and cemented his reputation as a fiercely funny and uncompromising social commentator. He went on to appear on Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and ‘Live From the Comedy Store’.

“Phenomenal…Taylor is on top of both his game and the zeitgeist”


Alistair Barrie

Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. He has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York. He is a regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store and a core member of their weekly topical ‘Cutting Edge’ team.


“A no-frills master of his craft”
★★★★★ The Scotsman


Ninia Benjamin

Ninia is one of the UK’s hottest female comedians, with a wealth of television, stage and live stand-up experience. She makes frequent appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, and is often seen on our TV screens.

Ninia’s TV breakthrough came as one third of BBC3’s Three Non-Blondes, which later transferred to BBC2 and BBC America before going to a second series, shown internationally. From this, her talents have been showcased across all the major UK channels in a variety of roles, as a presenter, studio guest, actress and reality TV star.


Mike Cox

Mike has been performing comedy since 2011 and quickly made his mark on the comedy scene with his sharp witted observational style which saw him crowned South Coast Comedian of the Year in 2014 as well as making the final of the prestigious Amused Moose Laugh Off in 2016.

“Like an Everyman, if that Everyman had delicious cynicism and razor sharp wit.”
– Romesh Ranganathan

“Mike has the sharpness of any highbrow comic, but with the wealth of material to appeal to the Everyman with ease. A refreshing and hilarious act to watch and work with.”
– Dane Baptiste

“If Rob Beckett is the new Micky Flanagan then Cox could be the new Rob Beckett”
– Bruce Dessau

“Mike’s set was packed with relatable observational content that the audience enjoyed from start to finish. The delivery was spot on.”
– The Stand, Newcastle


Ben Norris

Ben is a highly experienced and hugely well-respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. Ben’s TV credits include: “Mock the week” (BBC 1), “The Comedy Store” (Paramount and Comedy Central), “Never mind the Buzzcocks” (BBC 2), “They think it’s all over” (BBC 2).


Clinton Baptiste

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless, clumsily inaccurate and occasionally brutal clairvoyant medium and psychic created by the comedy actor Alex Lowe for Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 sitcom Phoenix Nights back in 2001. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, Clinton returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.


JAMES ALDERSON (MC for all nights)

James has an effervescent and exuberant style. He draws on his life experiences as a man to feed his routines. He’s been described by many as an ‘everyman comedian’. Women laugh at his hilarious observations and self-depricating style, and men laugh with him, feeling his pain and his frustrations….you rarely know where James will go with his comedic tales and punchlines, but he always takes the crowd with him, laughing all the way….

“James sets the room alight like a pyromaniac in a fireworks shop!”
Russell Kane


These were the stage times for artists performing at Wickham Festival 2019

Artists appearing on Main Stage 1 - The Valley Stage

Thursday 1st AugustJudy Collins21.15 - 22.45
Graham Nash19.30 - 20.45
Matthews Southern Comfort18.15 - 19.15
Steve Knightley17.00 - 18.00
Rachel Newton16.00 - 16.45
Friday 2nd AugustLevel 4221.30 - 23.00
Stanley Jordan20.00 - 21.00
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening18.30 - 19.30
Breabach17.15 - 18.15
The Spooky Mens Chorale16.00 - 17.00
Gordon Haskell15.00 - 15.45
The Outside Track14.00 - 14.45
National Youth Folk Ensemble13.00 - 13.45
Alistair Russell12.00 - 12.45
Saturday 3rd AugustFrank Turner & The Sleeping Souls21.30 - 23.00
The Men They Couldn’t Hang20.00 - 21.00
Grace Petrie18.30 - 19.30
Dervish17.15 - 18.15
Cara Dillon16.00 - 17.00
Will Pound & Eddy Jay15.00 - 15.45
Siobhan Miller14.00 - 14.45
Robb Johnson13.00 - 13.45
Luke Daniels12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 4th AugustGilbert O’Sullivan21.30 - 23.00
Lindisfarne20.00 - 21.00
Lucinda Williams18.15 - 19.30
Ralph McTell16.30 - 17.45
State of the Union15.15 - 16.15
Martin Carthy14.00 - 15.00
Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth13.00 - 13.45
Alistair Russell12.00 - 12.45

Artists appearing on Main Stage 2 - The Village Stage

Thursday 1st AugustThe Proclaimers21.45 - 23.00
Skinny Lister20.15 - 21.15
John Jones & The Reluctant Ramblers18.45 - 19.45
Gnoss17.30 - 18.15
Alan Burke16.30 - 17.15
Gibb Todd16.00 - 16.30
Friday 2nd AugustDreadzone21.45 - 23.00
Baka Beyond20.15 - 21.15
3 Daft Monkeys18.45 - 19.45
Le Vent Du Nord17.00 - 18.00
TradArrr15.45 - 16.30
The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican14.45 - 15.30
Fake Thackray13.45 - 14.30
Hattie Hatstar12.45 - 13.30
Gibb Todd12.00 - 12.30
Saturday 3rd AugustAfro Celt Sound System21.45 - 23.00
Elephant Sessions20.15 - 21.15
Holy Moly and the Crackers18.45 - 19.45
Old Man Luedecke17.00 - 18.00
Lil’ Jimmy Reed & The A Team15.45 - 16.45
The New Cranes14.45 - 15.30
Nick Parker & The False Alarms13.45 - 14.30
Winter Wilson13.00 - 13.30
The Wilsons12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 4th AugustAlabama 321.45 - 23.00
The Kiefer Sutherland Band20.00 - 21.15
Treacherous Orchestra18.30 - 19.30
Blazin’ Fiddles17.00 - 18.00
Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton’s Symbiosis15.45 - 16.30
Jamie Smith’s Mabon14.45 - 15.30
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys13.45 - 14.30
Winters Hill12.45 - 13.30
Winter Wilson12.00 - 12.30
Quay West Studios

Artists appearing in the 'Quay West Cave'

Thursday 1st AugustClint Bradley22:00-23:00
Mike Fry and Lewis Harding20:00-20:40
The Jonah Band19:00-19:40
Friday 2nd AugustMegan Linford20:15-23:00
Electric Eden21:20-22:00
The Alistair Goodwin Band20:25-21:05
Justin Capps & The Cavaliers19:30-20:10
Dan O'Farrell & The Difference Engine18:35-19:15
The Alice Milburn Band17:40-18:20
Katie Louise Ball16:45-17:25
Dom Prag15:50-16:30
Liam Wakefield14:30-15:00
St Vincent College Music Dept13:50-14:20
St Vincent College Music Dept13:10-13:40
The Preachers12:30-13:00
Yellow Fever12:00-12:20
Saturday 3rd AugustNeverman21:20-22:00
Marmalade Moonshine20:25-21:05
The Stone Birds17:40-18:20
Colour Of The Jungle16:45-17:25
The Stayawakes15:50-16:30
Capital fuzz15:10-15:40
Nick Tann14:30-15:00
Lo-Fi Rebels13:50-14:20
The Orchid Thieves1310-13:40
St Vincent College Music Dept12:30-13:00
St Vincent College Music Dept12:00-12:20
Sunday 4th AugustJackdaw Train20:00-20:45
Big Brother Soul18:40-19:40
The Lionels17:40-18:20
A Different Thread16:45-15:25
Dirt Road Diary15:50-16:30
Thee Sultan Shikes15:10-15:40
Black Smoke Rebellion14:30-13:00
Gosport Borderline13:50-14:20
The Sweetchunks band13:10-13:40
Eden Rise12:00-12:20

Artists appearing on the 'Acoustic Stage'

Thursday 1st AugustJim chorley20:40
Steve Lowis18:40
Friday 2nd AugustHengistbury20:00
Erin Newman19:00
The Wooden Suits18:00
Josie Haskins17:00
Puffin Boy16:00
Fareham Ukulele Band14:00
Punk Pixies13:00
Singing Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Saturday 3rd AugustGav Driver21:00
Andy Comley20:00
Scott Hodges19:00
Vincent Treacey18:00
Fire in the meadow16:00
Maya Lane15:00
Alistair Gould14:00
Rachel & Charlotte13:00
Singing Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Sunday 4th AugustShantyhead21:00
Rob Johnston20:00
Claudia Stark19:00
Andy Hawxwell18:00
Across the Sea17:00
Calling Christopher16:00
Ed Goodale15:00
Ben Jones14:00
Southsea Community Choir13:00
Singing Workshop10:30 - 11:30

For our early arrivals, we arranged an extra free concert on Wednesday night at the nearby Wickham Community Centre.

The Wickham Centre is situated in a beautiful rural setting in the heart of Hampshire

Artists appearing on Wednesday 31st July at The Wickham Community Centre

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

Rowan Godel22.00 - 23.00
Alan Burke21.00 - 21.45
Rachel Newton20.00 - 20.45
Alistair Russell19.30 - 20.00