Since we announced our day line ups last week we’ve added some new artists across the weekend.
On the Friday Ashley Hutchings & Becky Mills will be performing. Ashley is a bassist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, band leader, writer and record producer. He was a founding member of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band. Becky collaborated with Ashley on a UK-wide tour of Ash’s “Shakespeare to Sonnets” show plus the premiere of “Fairport Beginnings” concept at Cropredy Festival in 2017. She then played an important role in Ashley’s 2018 double-CD release “Paradise and Thorns”, contributing a specially commissioned song “The Swift”.
On the Saturday we’ll be welcoming back Edward II who last performed at Wickham in 2021. This is a band that has incredible on-stage talent and energy that has to be enjoyed live. If you’ve got energy to burn and brought your dancing shoes … who doesn’t love some reggae beats with a twist.
On Sunday we’ll be welcoming back Merry Hell and it’s a Wickham debut for 60s legends The Zombies! Merry Hell are a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people. The Zombies were a part of the historic 1960s British Invasion of the USA and were the second UK band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America.