Wickham Festival 2021 Line Up

On behalf of the whole team behind Wickham Festival 2021, we would like to thank and show our appreciation for all the artists that appeared over the weekend of Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th August 2021.


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Wickham Festival 2021 Reviews

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Comedy at Wickham Festival 2021

Below is the comedy line up we had for Wickham Festival 2021.

Keith Farnan

Having appeared on BBC’s Michael Mcintyre Comedy Roadshow as well as adapting his own comedy documentary for RTE, Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan versus the Economy, Keith has just topped an outstanding eighteen months by appearing at the Montreal Just For Laughs All Access show for the Canadian Comedy Network and Hollands highest rating comedy show, The Comedy Factory.

If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he’d surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan
★★★★★ The Scotsman


Sally Anne Hayward

Sally-Anne is an award-winning comedian (Best UK Compere 2019 and Holsten Pils ‘Fans of Comedy’ award) and a sought-after corporate performer (with clients including Virgin Media and Alcatel). She is also a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival. She has proven her writing talents with numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and can display a depth of material that marks out the best comic talent. She has performed all over the world and has provided tour support for Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Russell Kane, Hal Cruttenden and Suzi Ruffell.

“Her all-girl school has taught her well – not necessarily educationally, but in the art of bitching.”


Steve Bugeja

Steve Bugeja is one of the circuit’s most exciting comedians. Steve hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles and has made numerous appearances on TV shows including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Zoe Ball on Saturday (ITV1).

Steve is the co-creator of ITV2’s brand new sitcom Buffering which airs in summer 2021. The six part series stars Iain Stirling, Jessie Cave, Rosa Robson, Elena Saurel, Janine Harouni, Paul G Raymond and Sean Sagar. Steve also has a regular role himself.


Raymond & Mr Timpkins

A comedy twosome with over two decades of mucking about behind them, they have been everywhere from New Zealand to The Falklands and Exeter to Edinburgh with many a stop in between. In late 2019 they won the UK Comedy Awards, Comedian of the Year award! They’ve played the lowliest pub back room to the London Palladium and had a month in Edinburgh courtesy of the quite fabulous Brett Vincent at Get Comedy with a resulting 5 star review from The Scotsman!


Paul Sinha

Comedian Paul Sinha was born in the UK to Bengali parents and the family medical dynasty. Whilst studying medicine in the 1990s, Paul took his first steps on the stand-up comedy circuit. He pursued both careers and at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe earned a nomination for the highest accolade in live comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Shortly after his nomination, Paul hung up his stethoscope to become a full-time comedian.

Paul is a familiar voice on radio with appearances on Radio 4’s Just A Minute and The News Quiz and on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk. His own Radio 4 series ‘Paul Sinha’s History Revision’ won the Rose d’Or for radio comedy in 2016. He’s also appeared on television on BBC’s QI and Would I Lie to You? and as a competitor on Taskmaster.

A lifetime of curiosity and learning informs Paul’s comedy but now also ranks him as one of the UK’s finest quizzers. This has led to yet another concurrent career, this time as a general knowledge expert on the much-loved ITV quiz show, The Chase.

“One of our most thoughtful and enjoyable comedians”

“This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate.”


Rich Wilson

Rich Wilson got into comedy after working as a barman at the Up The Creek club in Greenwich, South London. Inspired by the comedians he saw, he gave it a go himself in 2004, and has since become a circuit regular. He is one of the countries finest comedians and popularly regarded as the UK’s best MC’s by many top comedians, such as Frank Skinner, Richard Herring and Sarah Millican. Rich has been “winning over audiences in seconds” at all the major UK comedy clubs (Just the Tonic, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Cafe, Big Night Out), has entertained audiences in New York, Las Vegas and for 5 years was part of the CSE, Entertaining for the troops in the Middle East.


Tom Deacon

2020 was set to be an exciting year for Tom as he was filming his first ever Standup Special. The show ‘Rapture’ was performed at the 2019 New Zealand comedy festival and was picked up to make after its success.

Tom sometimes can’t believe that this will be his 14th year performing stand-up around the UK and world. He’s loved every minute because his versatile and charming persona have led him to be a part of so many incredible things in the presenting world.

He has been performing live stand-up for the last 14 years – with four Edinburgh solo shows under his belt – and has been the host of his own TV, radio and online shows on BBC2, BBC Radio1, The Capital FM breakfast show, plus host of Gfinity Esports shows and YouTube football channel Copa90 – where his Eurofan escapades have notched up over 8 million views.

“A mighty fine comic”
The Guardian

“With looks, confidence, charm and great material; expect other comics to lynch him”
The Sunday Times


These were the planned stage times for artists performing at Wickham Festival 2021 before staging & weather problems forced some changes.

Artists appearing on The Main Stage

Thursday 5th AugustThe SAS Band21.00 - 23.00
Nine Below Zero19.30 - 20.30
John Otway18.00 - 19.00
Kitty Macfarlane17.00 - 17.45
Friday 6th AugustShow of Hands21.30 - 23.00
Capercaillie19.45 - 21.00
Eddi Reader18.00 - 19.15
Talisk16.30 - 17.30
Gary Stewart’s Graceland15.00 - 16.15
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman13.45 - 14.30
Jackie Oates & John Spiers12.45 - 13.30
Alistair Russell12.00 - 12.30
Saturday 7th AugustDeacon Blue21.30 - 23.00
Van Morrison19.30 - 21.00
Nick Lowe18.00 - 19.00
Moya Brennan16.30 - 17.30
Martin Simpson15.00 - 16.00
The Young 'Uns14.00 - 14.45
Chris Wood13.00 - 13.45
Megson12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 8th AugustFairport Convention21.30 - 23.00
Lindisfarne20.00 - 21.00
The South18.30 - 19.30
Cregan & Co17.00 - 18.00
Duncan Chisholm15.30 - 16.30
Old Blind Dogs14.00 - 15.00
Merry Hell (Acoustic)13.00 - 13.45
Will Pound12.00 - 12.45

Artists appearing on The Big Top Stage

Thursday 5th AugustThe Peatbog Faeries22.00 - 23.00
Tidelines20.30 - 21.30
Tankus the Henge19.00 - 20.00
Tim Edey18.00 - 18.45
Rachel Croft17.00 - 17.45
Friday 6th AugustThe Dhol Foundation21.45 - 23.00
Manran20.00 - 21.15
Peat and Diesel18.30 - 19.30
CoCo and the Butterfields17.00 - 18.00
The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican15.30 - 16.30
Gadarene14.30 - 15.15
India Electric Co.13.30 - 14.15
Gerry Colvin12.30 - 13.15
Jon Benns12.00 - 12.20
Saturday 7th AugustSeth Lakeman21.45 - 23.00
Eliza Carthy & The Restitute Band20.00 - 21.00
Merry Hell18.00 - 19.15
The Dhol Foundation (DJ Set)16.30 - 17.30
Nick Parker15.00 - 16.00
Hattie Hatstar14.00 - 14.45
The Alistair Goodwin Band13.00 - 13.45
Chris Ricketts12.00 - 12.45
Sunday 8th AugustEdward II21.30 - 23.00
Skerryvore19.45 - 21.00
Stanley Jordan18.00 - 19.15
Beans on Toast16.30 - 17.30
Liam O’Maonlai & Peter O’Toole15.00 - 16.00
Goat Roper Rodeo Band14.00 - 14.45
Flutatious13.00 - 13.45
Jonny Moody12.00 - 12.45
Quay West Studios

Artists appearing in the 'Quay West Cave'

Thursday 5th AugustThe Honeybees22:00-23:00
Electric Eden21:00-21:40
Andy Comley20:00-20:40
Dan O'Farrell & The Difference Engine19:00-19:40
Max Avery18:00-18:40
Friday 6th AugustJustin Capps and the Cavaliers9:20-10:00
Megan Linford8:25-9:05
Vincent Treacey5:40-6:20
Mimi Ray3:50-4:30
Fugitive Orchestra3:10-3:40
St Vincent Music Department2:30-3:00
St Vincent Music Department1:50-2:20
The Targets1:10-1:40
The Fever12:30-1:00
Saturday 7th AugustSad Palace9:30-10:00
Beau Curtis7:30-8:15
Tara Flanagan5:40-6:20
The Directors3:50-4:30
Monster logic3:10-3:40
St Vincent Music Department1:50-2:20
St Vincent Music Department1:10-1:40
Sunday 8th AugustCourtiers8:45-9:30
Dirt Road Diary6:50-7:30
The Alistair Goodwin Band4:55-5:35
True Deceivers4:10-4:40
Jackdaw Train3:25-3:55
Shanty head2:40-3:10
Gary O'Connor Band1:55-2:25
The Walkouts1:10-1:40
The Addiction12:30-1:00

Artists appearing on the 'Acoustic Stage'

Thursday 5th AugustTBC8:40
Izzy Bews7:40
Harrison Rhys6:40
Friday 6th AugustNick Tann9:00
Katie-Louise Ball8:00
Erin Newman7:00
Scott Hodges6:00
Rob Johnston5:00
Charlie Rose4:00
Chloe Amelia3:00
Punk Pixies2:00
Across the Sea1:00
Southsea Community Choir10:30-11:30am
Saturday 7th AugustTom Davies9:00
Rose's Diary7:00
Prairie Hearts6:00
Ashleigh Diffey5:00
Ben Jones4:00
Sarah Collins1:00
Sunday 8th August-----------------------9:00
Raygo Bloom8:00
Justin Capps7:00
Wesley Bennett4:00
Tropical Topic2:00
Southsea Community Choir1:00
Southsea Community Choir10:30-11:30am