Wickham Festival News

More artists announced for 2020

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:

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 wickham@quayweststudios.com.

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    Delighted to confirm Merry Hell will be back at Wickham next summer. Two shows on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August 2021. Earlybird tickets for 2021 now available at 2020 prices. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Such a great line up 🤩👍

    Excellent news!

    Fabulous news !!

    Call believes that we are going to have a summer without the Wickham music festival 😪 roll on next year .

    Another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2021. Tankus The Henge will appear on our opening night, Thursday 5th August 2021.
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    First time I saw them was at Wickham in 2018. Great band and a great booking

    Excellent :-) Firm favorites ever since we first saw them at Wickham many years ago ... we even managed to catch them in Germany and the Netherlands a few times now 🎶💖😍🤩🎶

    Great band - seen them two or three times at Glastonbury & should have been at the Robin, Bilston before lockdown cut it.

    Yes!! I've loved this band since I first saw them at Wickham.

    Love this band! 😍

    Just one of the greatest bands that you could ever see live. ❤️

    Great band, great song and great video.

    Can't think of a better way to open the festival! 😃 I think we might go a bit crazy... They were one of the last bands I saw live before lockdown, best gig of the year so far (Joiners, Southampton). And unlikely to be beaten now I guess.

    Lisa maybe we should do Wickham next year!

    Wickham + Tankus = 😍😍😍😍

    Such energy 🧡

    Yes, Tankus!

    Thank you 😍😍 - Alice Ellwood

    Brilliant 😀👍

    Yeah

    Clive Allen, this is just down the road from Aysha and Rich!

    Carol Morrell, Ian Morrell 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️

    Oh yeah!

    Thank you Wickham!!! 🙏🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Andrea Clarke get booking! X

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    CoCo and the Butterfields the latest band re-booked from 2020 to 2021. They'll be at Wickham on Friday 6th August 2021.
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    Yippee!

    Brilliant!

    Kerrie Seymour

    Top folk duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman among the latest confirmations for Wickham 2021. Appearing on Friday 6th August 2021. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAJPdge4ySI ... See MoreSee Less

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    She has a wonderful voice 👏👏👏👏

    Ahh, they’re great!

    Great choice.

    Amazing!!

    Newly confirmed for 2021. American blues maestro Lil' Jimmy Reed will be back at Wickham next year on Sunday 8th August 2021.
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    Fantastic! His show last year was a Wickham highlight.

    He was brilliant last year 👍

    He’s one crazy talented old dude scared me when he climbed into our crowd last year 😂😂

    I hadn't heard of him but was bowled over!

    Massive success last year !

    Wonderful 👍💜

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