Folk legend Richard Thompson has been announced as the first headline act for the 2018 Wickham Festival.
In the past couple of weeks we’ve announced a couple more names via our social channels. We’ll be welcoming The East Pointers from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Here they are at Shrewsbury Folk Festival earlier this year.
Next August may seem a long way off but it’s been a busy time at Wickham HQ. We’ve just published our first batch of artists for 2018 on our home page. We normally wait until December but couldn’t wait to share the exciting news via our social channels.
Fans who attended this year’s festival have been given an extra week to claim a £60 saving for next year’s event. Continue reading “Renewal deadline extended for those who attended Wickham Festival”
This year’s Wickham Festival has been declared the biggest and best yet after breaking box office records. Continue reading “Wickham 2017 is “best yet””
Oysterband frontman John Jones believes the Wickham Festival is one of the best in the country. Continue reading “Oysterband praise for Wickham Festival”
A superb second day has vindicated the decision not to call off the Wickham Festival. Continue reading “Remarkable recovery for festival site”
Wickham Festival organiser Peter Chegwyn has paid a heartfelt tribute to the staff and the fans after somehow ensuring the show went ahead. Continue reading “The show must go on…”
The rain finally relented at around 3am and the forecast for today and the rest of the weekend is much improved. We should hit a dizzying height of 20°C. Today will be windy but we’re hoping that will help dry out the ground. The tented campsites are in good condition. We’re planning to open the mixed camping field at 10am which is also in good condition. The entrance for mixed camping is located at the Junction of Blind Lane, Frith Lane and Pricketts Hill.
If you’re camping at Wickham please note our campsites open to early arrivals between 5pm & 9pm this Wednesday and then open again from 10am on Thursday. Please follow the signs for ‘Tented Camping’, ‘Caravans and Motorhomes Camping’ or ‘Mixed Camping’ for groups of friends wishing to camp together in a mix of vehicles and tents.
In exactly 7 days we’ll be looking forward to a full day of entertainment to bring Wickam Festival 2017 to a close. And what a line up! Festival favourites Winters Hill will be opening The All Time Grates Stage at midday whilst Ray Cooper will be opening The Hapi Festival Stage.
It’s incredible to think that this time next week we’ll be in full flow meeting familiar faces and spending time with like-minded folk. We also know this year there are many new visitors to Wickham. We’ve sold tickets in America, Argentina, Australia, Scandinavia and of course all corners of Britain. Wickham is a quaint English village set in the Hampshire’s Meon valley full of history, providing the perfect setting for a break to soak up some culture.
Next Friday Wickham Festival 2017 will be well underway with the first full day line up of music. As I write this post at 9.30pm, in precisely 7 days we would have just enjoyed Seth Lakeman. To celebrate our 10th festival at Wickham we wanted to return to our roots with a very strong folk line up, which had to include Seth…
This time next week we would have just watched KT Tunstall take to the stage at 8pm. With five studio albums released internationally there is a lot to look forward to including tracks from her top 10 album released in 2016, KIN…
We always endeavour to respond to feedback and are trying some new ideas this year that have been suggested to us. This includes a brand new “Chill-Out Zone” with cocktail bar, deckchairs and hammocks! We’re hoping this will provide the perfect area to recharge your energy.