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.
It’s exactly two weeks until the music starts!
For early risers, we’ll be opening the arena from 8am this year to weekend season ticket holders. There are breakfasts available plus some morning activities including yoga, Folk Orc workshops and informal ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions and workshops with the likes of Wizz Jones. This does not include Thursday morning, so those arriving on Wednesday can have a lie in after our free concert at The Wickham Centre or having a drink at the festival bars which will be open on Wednesday evening whilst we finish off the site build.
With just over 2 weeks until everything gets going we’ve just updated all are line up and artist pages to give stage times for artists appearing on our All Time Grates Stage and Hapi Festival Stage. The headliners for The All Time Grates Stage are KT Tunstall, 10CC, Show of Hands, The Levellers and The Peatbog Faeries.
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