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Please support our new Crowdfunder page

Thank you to the 100s of people who’ve contacted us since we were forced to postpone this year’s Wickham Festival to 2021. Your support and encouragement to keep going has been a huge source of comfort to us. Thank you to all who have pledged to rollover your tickets to next year. That is a tremendous help to us at this difficult time.

Thank you also to all those of you who have newly purchased tickets for next year. 2021 tickets are now on sale at 2020 prices for a limited time via our tickets page.

For those of you seeking refunds on tickets bought for this year’s Festival, please bear with us. We hope to process all refund requests within the next 28 days.


Our Wickham Festival is run entirely by volunteers on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis. We don’t take a penny for ourselves. All our ticket income is ploughed back into making our lovely Festival even better. Which is all good until a global pandemic comes along.

Postponing this year’s Festival has cost us a huge sum. We’d already spent over Β£50,000 on this year’s Festival – money which cannot be recouped. Plus another Β£100,000+ on artists & infrastructure deposits. Which leaves us with a cash-flow problem, especially as we’re also having to refund those ticket-holders unable or unwilling to rollover their tickets to next year.

Because we run on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis and plough all revenues back into the Festival we love, we have very little in reserves to tide us over to next year. So we’ve set-up a Crowdfunder page to help us raise the funds we urgently need to ensure our Festival can survive and pay its bills at this difficult time. Bluntly we need YOUR support to help us survive and pay our bills until tickets for next year’s Festival start selling again at their usual rate. Anything you are able to give will be used 100% on ensuring our Festival survives and returns next year bigger & better than ever before.

We’ve never sought funding support like this before but we will be really, really grateful for any help you can give us in these difficult times.

You can go to our Crowdfunder page and support us by clicking on this link.

There are some amazing rewards for those who support us in our hour of need ranging from 20% off all t-shirts, programmes & merchandise at next year’s Festival to the chance to see behind the scenes at how the Festival is run or even have your own personal bar or luxury loo in 2021.


We may have no Festival this August but following this week’s Government announcement that outdoor concerts can now go-ahead with a limited capacity, we’re going to stage a special concert one evening of what would have been our Festival weekend featuring one of our headline acts. More details in a few days time. And for those who can’t attend, we’re going to livestream it on the internet so everyone can still enjoy a little bit of Wickham this August – a reminder of what we’ve got to look forward to in 2021.

Thank you again for your support. Stay safe. We’ll see you again soon.

Best wishes,
The Wickham Festival Team

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    Another lovely video from last weekend's 'Virtual Wickham' organised by our friends at The Magic Teapot. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Thank you to everyone who came to our 'drive-in picnic' concert with Show of Hands last Friday. Organised jointly with Sound Level Events it proved to be a most enjoyable evening and helped keep live music alive in these troubled times. ... See MoreSee Less

    Thank you to everyone who came to our drive-in picnic concert with Show of Hands last Friday.  Organised jointly with Sound Level Events it proved to be a most enjoyable evening and helped keep live music alive in these troubled times.

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    It was fab....do you mind if I use this pic as my screensaver? Thank you so much for organising. A great experience.x

    Wonderful event gave a little hope of attending the festival next year. Can’t wait!

    What a brilliant idea. A perfect evening with fantastic music. Thanks for sorting. Local event for me. Looking forward to Wickham festival next year 🀞

    Oor wee show of hands light show x

    Loved it!

    Fantastic evening, thank you πŸ‘

    Lovely evening...

    It was brilliant Just a shame that separation meant that the guys couldn’t hear how much we all enjoyed it.

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    Another lovely video from our friends at The Magic Teapot who should have been with us at Wickham this weekend. This video features The New England Spirit Animals. Enjoy... and pop over to The Magic Teapot for some more Wickham-related videos. ... See MoreSee Less

    A lovely video from our friends at The Magic Teapot who should have been joining us at Wickham this weekend. Have a peep, enjoy the video and the others on their page at The Magic Teapot ... See MoreSee Less

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    Funnily enough we were talking about it last night, loved this place at Wickham

    Another video newly added to our YouTube Channel. The Spooky Mens Chorale at Wickham 2019 (Credit Stuart Barry). Hopefully The Spookies will be back at Wickham in 2021.
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    First time I'd seen them at Wickham last year & they were fantastic, so entertaining πŸ‘

    They were brilliant, great fun, all very talented, and very funny! Loved the hats! πŸ’•

    My favourite Singing group. Please have them back! πŸŽΌπŸ€“

    Finally had my leave confirmed for next year so ticket ordered. So looking forward to having something to look forward to - if you get my drift πŸ˜€

    Was another amazing performance, Spooky Men just get better every time I see you!

    They were absolutely amazing, you must get them back.

    Brilliant. So much to look forward to.

    Loved them!

    That would be so great if you could get them back for next year! By the way, is Eddi Reader confirmed, as she recently put out tour dates for next year, but Wickham wasn't included?

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    Most excellent ... as we had (yet another) weekend with nowhere to go, we staged a mini wickham festival in our garden, the crowd went wild ... πŸ•ΊπŸŽΆπŸ’ƒ

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