Wickham Festival News

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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Wickham Festival – COVID-19 UPDATE Monday 1st June, 2020

With the sun shining, lockdown easing, open-air markets & other venues opening, we thought you might like an update on this year’s Wickham Festival.

First & foremost, the health & safety of all our artists, audience, staff & suppliers along with our local Wickham community must come first. Our Festival can only go-ahead if it’s felt safe for it do so in 10 weeks time.

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Wickham Festival – COVID-19 UPDATE

Hello! The Prime Minister has announced the closure of all public entertainment venues for the foreseeable future. Assuming this ban is relaxed at some point before early August the Wickham Festival will be ON. Given our August dates are still 20 weeks away we hope the peak of the pandemic will be over by then and you will be able to leave your homes and enjoy yourselves again listening to the likes of Van Morrison, The Waterboys and many more.

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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.

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    Thursday 5th August Opening Night Party with The SAS Band (Spike's All-Stars) led by Queen's keyboard player Spike Edney with guest vocalists inc. Graham Gouldman (10cc); Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel); Tom Robinson; Toyah; Madeline Bell (Blue Mink) & more. Tickets now onsale www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Thursday 5th August Opening Night Party with The SAS Band (Spikes All-Stars) led by Queens keyboard player Spike Edney with guest vocalists inc. Graham Gouldman (10cc); Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel); Tom Robinson; Toyah; Madeline Bell (Blue Mink) & more.  Tickets now onsale www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    How can you be sure the Wickham festival will be all sound regarding Covid etc.

    Justine Hunter-Guest Emma Palk Nick and the false alarms definitely playing on the Sat 😃 x

    Therese Crocker

    Hi Wickham Music Festival. I've just messaged you about our pledge from last summer when you were asking for support but Messenger seems to be playing up. Can you help me?

    Fabulous 👍 we’re trading at Wickham this year, we were there in 2019 and had a great time, looking forward to it

    Do you know when Nick Parker and the false alarms are playing please?

    Sounds amazing!! Can’t wait!!

    Malcolm Foster .... trip to Hampshire?

    Ssssqqqqquuuueeeeeee!!!

    Will the caravan/camping arrangements be the same as 2019?

    What additional saftey provisions will be in place?

    Excellent opening night. xx

    Does the weekend pass cover this?

    Damn, that’s a good line up.

    Will Boss Morris be dancing Katie?

    So excited.

    Ant Symons

    Dan Lawson Nigel Kershaw Tania Kershaw

    Roll on the summer of ‘21.

    Beth Justbeth Calderbank

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    Great News! Thanks to the Govt. saying they intend to allow festivals from June 21 with no restrictions, this year's Wickham Festival will go-ahead as planned. Book now and save £60 on every 4-day adult season ticket. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Great News!  Thanks to the Govt. saying they intend to allow festivals from June 21 with no restrictions, this years Wickham Festival will go-ahead as planned.  Book now and save £60 on every 4-day adult season ticket.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Hooray! Rolled over my tickets from last year, just booked hotel for the 3 nights! Now I have to hope Jelly Belly Bean shop in Wickham is still trading!

    How do you get information on having a trade stand?

    I see Lindisfarne! Would love to see them!

    That's a bloody good line-up

    Best news this yr. Have so missed live music. Have my tickets from last yr safely put away.

    Can we roll over to next year if we can't go?

    Have you got covid safety restrictions in place? X

    Best news ive heard since last march, 🎊🎉🎶

    Looks amazing...what a lineup!

    Spent most of last march and April in hospital with covid and have been isolating ever since. You have no idea how much I am looking forward to this.

    Brilliant, I love Show of Hands and Liza Carthy.

    Can I start packing my bags now - very excited! 🎼🎵🎶😃

    Is it £60 off the advertised price or is already deducted?

    All booked...thank you!😎🎵🌼

    Yippppoeeeee the government must have heard me asking yous if it’s going ahead

    Is Leo Sayer not playing now?

    I really hope this goes ahead - been waiting so long & such a fantastic line-up!

    Excellent news! Bought tickets last year and have been keeping fingers crossed that it goes ahead. Can’t wait to see the SAS band again 😁

    Is there any way of upgrading a day ticket to the full weekend?

    Love Eddi Reader, which day will she be there?

    To get the saving to buy the 4 day adult season ticket do I click on tier 3 weekend plus Thursday plus Friday as I can’t see the season ticket as a one off. Am I being thick?

    This year has just got so, so much better. See you in a field in August!

    Got our tickets and can't wait 🤗🤗🤗🤗

    So hope this is really going to happen. Have our tickets from last year and a new tent .Can't wait to enjoy live music.

    This is kind of like your team scoring a goal but waiting to celebrate after the VAR.

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    Cracking new video from Edward II. Their album 'Dancing Tunes' is being released on March 12. Edward II will be appearing at Wickham on Sunday 8th August 2021.
    www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0c707_EyVEk37mvyP6JrqaZzfcqDUTGvIqqx4nsI88XL8TBDn-8VJt5fw&v=Hi2i...
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    Thanks for posting Peter ... I hope your festival goers will share this link with their friends ... See you in August

    Jayne MW 😍

    Pre-orders for the new album from www.edwardii.co.uk

    A great new song & video from Oysterband. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Debbie Lyall

    That's so lovely!

    Lovely photographs to accompany the song too

    You've done it again Oysterband, a song for our times 💚 xx

    Brilliant

    Tania try here!

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