Wickham Festival News

Fairport Convention for Wickham Festival

Good news & bad news on artists appearing at next month’s Wickham Festival.

Sadly The Waterboys; Lil’ Jimmy Reed; The Slambovian Circus of Dreams; and Gaz Brookfield have all had to cancel due to COVID travel restrictions on artists from overseas and resulting UK tour cancellations.

All these artists are already re-booked for Wickham 2022. If you have Sunday day tickets for this year’s Festival you can either still attend or rollover your Sunday tickets to 2022. The Waterboys will now be appearing on Sunday 7th August 2022.

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Last 400 Season Tickets on sale

Thank you to everyone who’s already bought tickets for this year’s Wickham Festival. We really appreciate your support. We now have less than 400 weekend season tickets still to sell. Day tickets are also selling fast. If you’ve yet to buy yours, please don’t leave it too late.  You can still save £40 on every adult weekend ticket if you buy now via our tickets page.

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Wickham Festival presents: An Evening with Breabach – Tuesday 16th February

The award-winning Scottish folk band Breabach, current holders of the Album of the Year award, will become the first band from Scotland to embark upon a virtual tour in 2021, covering some of their favourite venues and festivals in the UK – including Wickham. Supported by grant funding from Creative Scotland, they have teamed up with BAFTA winning animator Cat Bruce to create a unique performance for a virtual tour between 11th February and 6th March 2021. Each of the five band members has written brand new music, which has been set to a new animation – Dùsgadh – specifically created for the tour.

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December 2020 Update

With the good news on vaccines it looks much more likely that festivals and other outdoor events will be able to take place as planned next summer.  Our own plans are well-advanced. 53 of the 55 main stage artists booked for 2020 are now confirmed for 2021 and we’ve added Lindisfarne and Scottish fiddle ace Duncan Chisholm to our 2021 line-up which can be viewed here.

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    Dawn over Wickham. Not long now... www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Dawn over Wickham.  Not long now... www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    See you tomorrow ….one more sleep 💤 - ridiculously excited 😆

    We drove down yesterday. A five hour drive. This is what it looked like on arrival😀

    Really excited for this weekend ♥️

    See you tomorrow. Really looking forward to it. Great picture ❤️

    Happy, happy days. Let's let the good times roll

    It looks very spaced out, lots of room well done Pete and everyone for this

    Stupidly excited to be coming back. Safe travels everyone and thank you Peter and team for creating this for us xx

    Tomorrow tea time xx see you there xx

    Fantastic line up

    Making the trip tomorrow…. Our first Time

    And us! See you tomorrow! 😊

    See you tomorrow!

    See you later today 😀😀👌👌Pasta U Like

    See you Tomorrow 🎪🎸🎻😷🥳😍

    Wickham Music Festival my printer is kaput. Is it ok to bring tickets on my phone? I have ID to prove I’m me.

    looking bloody good…..

    See you tomorrow.😀


    Who’s travelling more than 100 miles to the festival ?

    Going to walk down tomorrow

    Excited! 😊

    Tent is now at alert 5

    Getting excited

    See you Thursday

    See you tomorrow!!!

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    Samba time! We're looking forward to Swan Samba bringing their Brazilian beats to our Festival on Sunday morning. The drumming/dancing band performs a fusion of samba styles including Samba Reggae, Funk, Maracatu, Ijexa, Batucada, Ragga and more. www.swansamba.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Samba time!  Were looking forward to Swan Samba bringing their Brazilian beats to our Festival on Sunday morning. The drumming/dancing band performs a fusion of samba styles including Samba Reggae, Funk, Maracatu, Ijexa, Batucada, Ragga and more. www.swansamba.co.uk

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    Ooo, hope it is nice and early! might I suggest they parade around the camping fields for the listening pleasure of those who may have forgotten to pack alarm clocks and might otherwise miss the glory of a Hampshire dawn......

    Can anyone please tell me if I need to print my tickets? Help!

    What time on Thursday will the ticket office be open please?

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    Most excited!!! 🎶🎶🎶

    We are so so looking forward to this. First gig in 18 months!

    Time for some bag packing & swopping & adding & changing back again😆

    Can't wait 😊

    Woo hoo will be reading and offering spirit board readings for groups xxx

    Can’t wait!

    Sooo glad you’ve held out and are going ahead! Best way imaginable to celebrate Wendy Carter’s 60th birthday.🙂

    Getting excited. So looking forward to it

    Well done for your hard work. So looking forward to a brilliant weekend.

    Just done 10 days volunteering at Ventnor Fringe 2021 ! Looking forward to relaxing at Wickham. X

    Enjoy your big day Wendy Carter 🎂🎉wish l could be with you.. Sounds like it is a great gig 😘

    Really looking forward to our first Wickham festival

    I feel like I'm cheating on Cambridge (we've been seeing each other now since 1987) but I'm very much looking forward to Wickham.

    Really excited for this!

    I need to talk to someone about a change in circumstances which means I may need to swap tickets any chance of a reply before Wednesday because I have emailed twice and not had a reply.

    Who is on at the community centre on Wednesday?

    How do we book parking? Is it free with tickets or do we need to pay? Wickham Music Festival

    We're heading down from Cumbria on Wednesday. Is there a map of the festival site please?

    Where can I see Thursday line up?

    We have full festival tickets but cannot arrive until Friday. Will we struggle for camping space?

    When is it happening?

    Beth Justbeth Calderbank

    Jun Kershaw

    Elaine Puddicombe you going this year?

    Soooooooo excited 😆 Just been at the pub, planning with our Wickham newbie friends 😁😁😁 #faintoboblogymrubyddyndod

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    Be sure to catch Nick Parker & The False Alarms on Saturday 7th August, 15.00 on our Big Top Stage. And if you can't wait until then, watch this excellent lockdown video www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM4uNYnMc8A&t=34s ... See MoreSee Less

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    If you haven't seen Nick Parker Music do yourself a favour and check him out. We saw him in 2019 and he's been a firm favourite in our household ever since. 💕

    Great band and fine fellow!!

    He’s fab!

    Can i transfer my tickets to someone else if i cant make it?

    Yay! Will be awesome 😎 🎶

    Brilliant, they sound great!

    Can’t wait.

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    Great News! Steve Wickham for Wickham! Although The Waterboys have had to postpone to 2022, Waterboys' fiddle player Steve Wickham has confirmed he's still coming to Wickham and will join Liam O'Maonlai & Peter O'Toole of 'Hothouse Flowers' in a special set next Sunday afternoon. 😃
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    Great news


    Such a talented fiddle player.


    Nikki Birch Caroline Honnor joining hothouse flowers..brilliant 😁

    The amazing Steve Whickham

    Sean Rushton

    Fran El

    Richard Beechey 😄

    Can i transfer my tickets to someone else if i cant make it?

    Vanessa Sherlock

    What a blast Steve 👏 Have fun 👍

    I'll not be the only Wickham in Wickham, then! Ruth Birse



    Looking good!

    Best news of 2021! I can't wait! 🎻💚

    Worth the ticket money by itself

    SO HAPPY!! Excellent!!

    When are they performing?

    Jon Brown x

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