Over this weekend we’ve updated our website with another batch of artists within our Line Up section. There’s some great new additions we’re excited to welcome to Wickham Festival 2020. As ever there will be several debut performances as well as those that have entertained us before. We believe this is probably the strongest line-up in depth of any celtic / folk / roots / blues / rock festival this summer. What’s more, if you buy your tickets now we continue to be cheaper than Cambridge Folk Festival, Cornbury, Larmer Tree and Beautiful Days amongst others.
As many of you know we like to make announcements as bookings are confirmed via our social channels, but for those of you who don’t use social media here is a quick run down of new artists we’ve added to our website. Picking out a few highlights we have Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets. Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Pretenders, The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. What’s more along with Nick Lowe they sure look like something to look forward to this summer.
John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett will be performing on our opening night, Thursday 6th August. Pigeonhole this duo at your peril, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett are back on the road with their aptly named Final Straw Tour which makes it’s way to Wickham Festival 2020. Still going after 40 years and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch.
Beans on Toast will be making his Wickham debut on Sunday 9th August 2020. Essex born folk songwriter ‘Beans on Toast’ is an extremely unique performer. Twisting an age-old genre with a D.I.Y. approach and contemporary concerns has earned him the title of a cult figure who tells it like it is. A festival favourite (he’s played Glastonbury every year since 2007) and a prolific writer and performer. He’s written and recorded 11 albums and he’s played every bar, club, venue, pub, festival, party and honky-tonk you can think of.
Other artists announced since our last blog post are:
- The Young’Uns
- Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
- CoCo and the Butterfields
- Gary Stewart’s Graceland
- Tim Edey
- Will Pound
- The Local Honeys
- Andreas Tophoj and Rune Barslund
- The Alistair Goodwin Band
- Rachel Croft
- Chris Ricketts
All this and we still have amazing headliners to be announced! If you’ve yet to buy your tickets, you can still save £30 on every 4-day weekend season ticket by booking now.
In other news we are now taking submissions for our local and unsigned stages. So if you want to perform this year please send a press pack to firstname.lastname@example.org.