Wickham Festival News

Our 2021 site build has begun!

With less than a week to go it’s nearly time to welcome you all back to Wickham Festival 2021. We’ll have great music and comedy, bars and food stalls, crafts, workshops and classes … it’s going to be a great year. We can’t wait!!!

Our festival site was a hive of activity this Thursday evening as our build got going. We’re so looking forward to enjoying great live music in the safe outdoors again.  Please keep up to date with our site build progress across our social channels as we’ll be adding new photos every day as things takes shape.

The site build begins! Stand-by for the best ever Wickham Festival.

We’ve also now added performance times across all 4 stages in our line up section.  To help you plan your weekend, check out our page on Clashfinder.  There are some fantastic artists to discover on The Quay West Cave and Acoustic Stages such as Justin Capps and The Cavaliers with their Americana-tinged Acoustic Indie-Folk with Soul.  They will be are headlining The Quay West Cave on Friday, 6th August.  Every year we get great feedback about bands you’ve discovered and we’re passionate about supporting our local artists.

We’d also like to thank The Guitar Store Southampton who are kindly sponsoring The Acoustic Stage this year.  They have generously donated a guitar, and not just any guitar … a Fender CD60 V3 Dreadnought!  This will be signed by artists appearing at the festival, before being raffled for the fantastic George’s Rockstars CharityClick here to enter the raffle.

All proceeds (minus transaction fee) go to George’s Rockstars (charity no# 1188730) which provides music therapy for children in hospital, currently at Queen Alexandra hospital, Portsmouth and very soon at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

George’s Rockstars are running a body percussion workshop at the Acoustic Stage on Saturday 7th (morning time tbc) with their music therapist Cathy.  They will also have a stall with musical instrument craft activities for the kids.  Please visit their stall and show your support for Helping Kids Rock by providing music therapy for children in hospital.

We look forward to welcoming you all this time next week.
The (very busy) Wickham Festival Team

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    Many thanks to our Festival Patron, Johnny Kalsi of The Dhol Foundation, for this great video of their stunning performance at Wickham 2021. In response to numerous requests we hope to have The Dhol Foundation back at Wickham next summer.
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    They are absolutely wonderful! They should definitely be there every year 😍🤩😍

    When Johnny came back on for the drum off with Show of Hands was also a special moment

    I swear he's the happiest man in music. It's the one thing you enjoy being contagious. 😁

    Loved every moment. Brilliant.

    Love them. Got to be a Wickham constant 🙏

    When are we going to get our 2022 replacement tickets?

    Absolutely Amazing 🥰🌹🌹🌹🥰

    They’re excellent!! 👌🏻

    Love it !

    Best thing there!!

    The Best 👏👍❤

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    Great photo of Lindisfarne's Rod Clements performing at this year's Wickham Festival. Have you any photos of artists at this year's event? Please feel free to share them. ... See MoreSee Less

    Great photo of Lindisfarnes Rod Clements performing at this years Wickham Festival.  Have you any photos of artists at this years event?  Please feel free to share them.

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    'Earlybird' season tickets for Wickham 2022 selling fast. Buy B4 the end of September for just £37.50 a day with no added booking fees. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Not an artist, but Van Morrison's roadie making the Man a cuppa, midway during his set. Not sure what's in the bottle though.

    The fella who fiddles, what a performance by Steve Wickham, Liam and Peter 💚

    The very talented Fugitive Orchestra.

    The genius that is Mr Wood ☺

    The great Cregan & Co.

    Not to mention Mr Simpson

    The amazing Seth Lakeman

    Harrison Rhys Music on the acoustic stage

    when are the first artists being announced ?

    The litterpickers and mud.

    Van the Man

    We posted a cheque but no email as yet!

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