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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.

PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR WICKHAM FESTIVAL GOING. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR NEW CROWDFUNDER PAGE!

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 £50,000 on this year’s Festival – money which cannot be recouped. Plus another £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.

2020 WICKHAM FESTIVAL CONCERT TO GO AHEAD THIS AUGUST

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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    It's a record! With 4 months to go we've already sold more weekend season tickets than ever before. Thank you to all who've bought. If you've yet to do so don't leave it too late, we're heading for a sell-out! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Its a record!  With 4 months to go weve already sold more weekend season tickets than ever before.  Thank you to all whove bought.  If youve yet to do so dont leave it too late, were heading for a sell-out! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Great work guys.

    And tidelines are awesome !

    Will you have the 2 metre distancing rule in place???

    Not forgetting The Slambovian Circus of Dreams from New York State? (www.slambovia.com)

    I like Van Morrison! 😁

    Wickham has a great line-up this year.

    Wow! Van Morrison, The Waterboys AND Nick Lowe. Bring it on 😃😃😃

    Jeremy Wilson

    Good o 👍😁

    Edmund Nicholls 😀😀

    Will you offer any more ‘specials’ like you did for the crowd funding? 🍺 🚽😉

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    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening. Won't be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again. Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening.  Wont be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again.  Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    Bought our rhubarb cider direct from Lilleys last year. Bloody lovely

    I’ve arranged a heatwave

    Fab fammily festival

    Can’t wait 🍻

    Salud 😎🍻🎶

    Jayne MW Michael Dickinson Lauren Burton We should do something like this 🤣🤣🤣

    Pam Smart what are we wearing?

    Pauline Whiteman

    Looking forward to it 1😊

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    Four months today The Waterboys will be bringing this year's Wickham Festival to a rousing finish as they return to Wickham for the first time since 2013. Have you got your tickets yet? They're selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zEvq5wLHNw ... See MoreSee Less

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    Don’t talk about the finish 😭

    So looking forward to this 🤩 Received my Tshirt this weekend 😊

    I wish I was a fisherman !

    Can't wait 😊

    Love this tune, great video as well !!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚

    Can't wait!

    Catherine Ellis 👍👍

    Tara Casey , what do you think

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    We're looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this year's Wickham Festival. Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more. Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Were looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this years Wickham Festival.  Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more.  Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Finger crossed that everybody behaves themselves before then so that Wickham can go ahead. Can you tell me when T shirt orders will be shipped out please?

    We r all looking forward to this gig thanks fir putting in such a great lineup

    Got my ticket 🤞🤞🤞

    Can't wait ❤️❤️

    He should’ve had his second jab by then 🤭

    Darran Hibbert

    Marcia

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