If travelling to the Wickham Festival this weekend please note campsites are open from 12 noon to 9pm Wednesday and then from 10am onwards on Thursday.
The excitement is really starting to build at our festival site and morale couldn’t be more positive for this weekend. Wickham Festival kicks off at 4:30pm this Thursday and according to the BBC web site it’s going to be a weekend of sunshine just as we welcome Alistair Russell to kick things off.
It’s just a week to the start of this year’s Wickham Festival and today we’ve been onsite all day on the hottest day of the year so far. It’s been blazing sunshine as we commence our 2018 site build. Phew … it’s been a scorcher!
We’ve just uploaded all our stage times here on Clashfinder to help plan your visit. This is a printable timetable where you can see what is happening on all stages at the same time. You can highlight acts you’re interested in seeing and much more. Instructions are provided here. As many of you know you’ll always leave Wickham Festival having discovered new artists, often from the local area. We’ve even added stage times for The Twisted Tearooms so you really have everything all in one place 🙂
We’ve just added a site map page illustrating the new layout for Wickham Festival 2018. Please note we have TWO main stages this year. Main Stage 1 has been re-named The Valley Stage as it’s closest to the Meon Valley. Our new enlarged Main Stage 2 has been named The Village Stage as it’s closer to Wickham village.
We’ve just updated our comedy page with all the information for our 2018 line up. The comedy starts after the music, so this is a great way to end your evening. This year it is being extended for the full 4 days and each night comedy will start at 23.30.
A real feature for our festival is the picturesque setting right on our doorstep. For city dwellers venturing out and visitors travelling from afar, Wickham village is a must see to make the most of your weekend and get involved with the local community. There will be a festival shuttle bus service every 15 minutes from 8.30am to 5.30pm each day between our festival campsites and Wickham Square.
Along with all the incredible artists listed within on our Line Up pages we have loads of great new music to bring you. This is a feature of Wickham Festival we love to promote. We guarantee you’ll discover a band and leave Wickham with their music playing around in your head.
This week we’ve added a few more artists for our Friday line up. First off we have Tim Edey who has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music. Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!
Among the many exciting new attractions at this year’s festival we have Fit Up, a fabulously fantastic popup touring theatre circus company. Thea-cus! Fit Up performers are Natasha McGhie and Corey Pickett. Natasha has worked in circus and theatre since a child including Big Fun, No Fit State community and Bassline Circus. Corey is a polished all-round international performer with a background in theatre. He combines circus, music and physical theatre to create an energetic and eccentric performance. From 5 ball juggling to a 5 foot unicycle, you can guarantee Corey will enthral and entertain.
For those who enjoyed the Q&A with Tom Walker a.k.a. Jonathan Pie at last year’s Wickham Festival or for those that missed it, here’s a video of the full show…
We’ve added a few more artists to our line up section in the last month. First off one of Britain’s most distinctive rock vocalists, Roger Chapman of ‘Family’, is confirmed for an appearance on Sunday 5th August. He’ll be joining Richard Thompson, The Undertones, and The Blues Band amongst many others to make our final day a memorable one.
In response to many requests we’re delighted to say that Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel will be back at Wickham Festival following their storming set in 2015. Along with our other opening night headliners, The South, Thursday is looking like a great start to this year’s event. Here they are performing “Here Comes The Sun” in 2015 at Wickham…
Another great live band confirmed for Wickham Festival 2018 is The South who will be performing on Thursday 2nd August. They last played at Wickham in 2015. They have a string of top 20 singles including their No. 1 single A Little Time as well as Don’t Marry Her, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Old Redeyes and Perfect 10…