Wickham Festival News

It’s bookings galore across our 2024 weekend!

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.

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Suzi Quatro will be headlining Wickham Festival 2023

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.

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Levellers, Seth Lakeman & Ferocious Dog for Wickham 2024

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?

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Wickham Festival 2023 Arrival Information

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.

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We’re delighted to announce our Late-Night Comedy line-up for this year’s Wickham Music Festival

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.

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    We're delighted to announce that 16-times GRAMMY Award winner Jerry Douglas, one of the world's finest dobro & lap steel guitar players, will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sat. 3rd Aug. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    He's played & recorded with Paul Simon; Eric Clapton; James Taylor; Alison Krauss; Elvis Costello and The Transatlantic Sessions. You can read about this remarkable musician here: jerrydouglas.com/bio/

    Fabulous news. We look forward to hearing him. We’d have also liked to see award winning blues guitarist Dom Martin in the lineup. Hopefully one year.

    You really have to see this guy,along with the other musicians he will be bringing along...World Class stuff....

    Never heard of them but now I will get a chance to hear just what has made them a 16 times Grammy winner. Cool. 😎

    I have 4x tickets for sale

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    Newly confirmed. Widely regarded as one of the world's finest exponents of Scottish Harp (clarsach) Rachel Hair accompanied by guitarist Ron Jappy will play Wickham Friday 2nd August joining @Suzi_Quatro @SethLakemanNews Day & weekend tickets now onsale http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    Change-of-date. 17-year-old Irish country blues sensation Muireann Bradley will now appear on Friday 2nd Aug. instead of Sunday 4th Aug. Anyone wishing to change day tickets please email eastfest@talk21.com

    Top Scottish Celtic-rock bands @ManranOfficial @RURAband award-winning singer-songwriters @KatherinePriddy @jimmoray shanty singers @TheLongestJohns & 17-year-old Irish country blues singer Muireann Bradley are among the latest artists confirmed for this year's #WickhamFestival.

    Newly confirmed. We're delighted to announce that Gaelic celtic-rock supergroup Manran will be at Wickham on Sunday 4th Aug. Day & weekend tickets selling fast
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    Nice feature on #wickhamfestival on @SGFolkClub1 Listen at 36 mins 50 seconds... but there is some great music if you tune in to the whole show!

    Pleased to announce The Spooky Mens Chorale will be back at Wickham this summer on Friday 2nd August. For full confirmed daily line-up so far + tickets please see http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk