It’s been a busy and productive fortnight at Wickham HQ with 10 new bookings confirmed since we announced the legendary Suzi Quatro will be headlining our Friday night. She will be joined on Friday 2nd August by Ranagri, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, Sarah Smout, and The Longest Johns. This will be a Wickham debut for the award-winning English/Irish folk band Ranagri.
Drum roll please … the iconic Suzi Quatro will be headlining Wickham Festival on Friday 2nd August 2023. We really are over the moon to welcome Suzi and her fantastic band to the Wickham stage. We’re sure this will be one to remember!
Her huge hit, Can the Can went to number one in May 1973, and then go on to sell two and a half million copies worldwide.
By popular request, one of Britain’s top festival bands Levellers will be returning to Wickham to headline the Saturday night at our 2024 Wickham Festival (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2024).
Also newly confirmed are the award-winning West Country folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman and another fantastic festival band Ferocious Dog who’ll be appearing on Saturday 3rd August, the same night as Levellers.
We have just update our Line Up pages. There are many more artists currently awaiting confirmation including a great American singer & musician; two of Scotland’s finest Celtic bands; and, hopefully, a young Irish country blues singer and guitarist who was THE star of Jools Holland’s TV Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve. Any guesses?
It’s that time of year again to try and spot yourself in our new gallery. Click here to visit the Wickham Festival 2023 Gallery.
Thank You to everyone who sent us Christmas cards and greetings. We hope you’ve enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to a great New Year.
Wickham Festival fans were treated to real rock royalty on the final day of a fantastic four-day event. Continue reading “Wickham Festival 2023 – Day Four”
Wickham Festival fans were blown away – but by the music rather than the forecast gales. Continue reading “Wickham Festival 2023 – Day 3”
If you thought the Saw Doctors could not get any better than last year, then think again! Continue reading “Wickham Festival 2023 – Day 2”
Even the rain could not dampen spirits on the opening day of the Wickham Festival. Continue reading “Wickham Festival 2023 – Day 1”
The Proclaimers have sadly been forced to cancel their show at the Wickham Festival due to illness. Continue reading “Proclaimers cancel due to illness”
The stage is set! The Big Tops are up. All we need now is our audience! If you’re travelling to Wickham this weekend we hope the following information is useful.
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All our campsites open from 10am Wednesday. Please do not arrive before 10am as we don’t want to clog up the road network for miles around. On arrival at Wickham please follow the signs for ‘Caravans/Motorhomes Camping’, ‘Tented Camping’, ‘Disabled Camping’ and ‘Mixed Camping’ (for people wishing to camp together in both tents and vehicles). The weather forecast for Wednesday is not great and we’ve already had a lot of rain on our fields so it may take a little longer than usual to position everyone on our camping fields. Please bear with us if you have to wait a little while. Our volunteer stewards will do their best to get everyone in as quickly as possible.
We are pleased to say that performance times for all four stages have now been added to our website and can be viewed in our line up section. We’ve tried our best to avoid clashes between similar artists.
We’re delighted to confirm that comedy is returning to Wickham Festival for 2023. This will start after music on the main stages finishes at 23.00. Mike Cox will be the MC for all nights on our comedy stage (Thursday through to Saturday). Mike has been performing comedy since 2011 and quickly made his mark on the comedy scene with his sharp-witted observational style which saw him crowned South Coast Comedian of the Year in 2014.
The host of the multi-award-winning Folk on Foot podcast, Matthew Bannister, will set off from Wickham Festival on a 180-mile sponsored walk to raise money for the charity Help Musicians. Continue reading “Wickham Festival supporting The Big Walk”
It’s just over two months until we open our gates and welcome everyone to Wickham once more. We’ve added Midge Ure, Afro Celt Sound System, Steve Wickham & Ray Coen, Virginia Kettle, and Daisy Chute to our 2023 line up.