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.
Videos from Wickham Festival 2021
We’ve added several videos we found on YouTube to our video page. Thank you to everyone for posting your videos!
Wickham Festival 2021 Reviews
We again had some great reviews for 2021. 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.
- Folk Radio (11/08/2021)
- At The Barrier (16/08/2021)
- Daily Echo – Review of Wickham Festival 2021 day two (08/08/2021)
- The Portsmouth News (07/08/2021)
Comedy at Wickham Festival 2021
Below is the comedy line up we had for Wickham Festival 2021.
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 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!
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 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.
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”
“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 August||The SAS Band||21.00 - 23.00|
|Nine Below Zero||19.30 - 20.30|
|John Otway||18.00 - 19.00|
|Kitty Macfarlane||17.00 - 17.45|
|Friday 6th August||Show of Hands||21.30 - 23.00|
|Capercaillie||19.45 - 21.00|
|Eddi Reader||18.00 - 19.15|
|Talisk||16.30 - 17.30|
|Gary Stewart’s Graceland||15.00 - 16.15|
|Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman||13.45 - 14.30|
|Jackie Oates & John Spiers||12.45 - 13.30|
|Alistair Russell||12.00 - 12.30|
|Saturday 7th August||Deacon Blue||21.30 - 23.00|
|Van Morrison||19.30 - 21.00|
|Nick Lowe||18.00 - 19.00|
|Moya Brennan||16.30 - 17.30|
|Martin Simpson||15.00 - 16.00|
|The Young 'Uns||14.00 - 14.45|
|Chris Wood||13.00 - 13.45|
|Megson||12.00 - 12.45|
|Sunday 8th August||Fairport Convention||21.30 - 23.00|
|Lindisfarne||20.00 - 21.00|
|The South||18.30 - 19.30|
|Cregan & Co||17.00 - 18.00|
|Duncan Chisholm||15.30 - 16.30|
|Old Blind Dogs||14.00 - 15.00|
|Merry Hell (Acoustic)||13.00 - 13.45|
|Will Pound||12.00 - 12.45|
Artists appearing on The Big Top Stage
|Thursday 5th August||The Peatbog Faeries||22.00 - 23.00|
|Tidelines||20.30 - 21.30|
|Tankus the Henge||19.00 - 20.00|
|Tim Edey||18.00 - 18.45|
|Rachel Croft||17.00 - 17.45|
|Friday 6th August||The Dhol Foundation||21.45 - 23.00|
|Manran||20.00 - 21.15|
|Peat and Diesel||18.30 - 19.30|
|CoCo and the Butterfields||17.00 - 18.00|
|The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican||15.30 - 16.30|
|Gadarene||14.30 - 15.15|
|India Electric Co.||13.30 - 14.15|
|Gerry Colvin||12.30 - 13.15|
|Jon Benns||12.00 - 12.20|
|Saturday 7th August||Seth Lakeman||21.45 - 23.00|
|Eliza Carthy & The Restitute Band||20.00 - 21.00|
|Merry Hell||18.00 - 19.15|
|The Dhol Foundation (DJ Set)||16.30 - 17.30|
|Nick Parker||15.00 - 16.00|
|Hattie Hatstar||14.00 - 14.45|
|The Alistair Goodwin Band||13.00 - 13.45|
|Chris Ricketts||12.00 - 12.45|
|Sunday 8th August||Edward II||21.30 - 23.00|
|Skerryvore||19.45 - 21.00|
|Stanley Jordan||18.00 - 19.15|
|Beans on Toast||16.30 - 17.30|
|Liam O’Maonlai & Peter O’Toole||15.00 - 16.00|
|Goat Roper Rodeo Band||14.00 - 14.45|
|Flutatious||13.00 - 13.45|
|Jonny Moody||12.00 - 12.45|
Artists appearing in the 'Quay West Cave'
|Thursday 5th August||The Honeybees||22:00-23:00|
|Dan O'Farrell & The Difference Engine||19:00-19:40|
|Friday 6th August||Justin Capps and the Cavaliers||9:20-10:00|
|St Vincent Music Department||2:30-3:00|
|St Vincent Music Department||1:50-2:20|
|Saturday 7th August||Sad Palace||9:30-10:00|
|St Vincent Music Department||1:50-2:20|
|St Vincent Music Department||1:10-1:40|
|Sunday 8th August||Courtiers||8:45-9:30|
|Dirt Road Diary||6:50-7:30|
|The Alistair Goodwin Band||4:55-5:35|
|Gary O'Connor Band||1:55-2:25|
Artists appearing on the 'Acoustic Stage'
|Thursday 5th August||TBC||8:40|
|Friday 6th August||Nick Tann||9:00|
|Across the Sea||1:00|
|Southsea Community Choir||10:30-11:30am|
|Saturday 7th August||Tom Davies||9:00|
|Sunday 8th August||-----------------------||9:00|
|Southsea Community Choir||1:00|
|Southsea Community Choir||10:30-11:30am|