Wickham Festival News

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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    Looking forward to seeing Mummers again at Wickham 2021. What are you most looking forward to seeing at our Festival next August? ... See MoreSee Less

    Looking forward to seeing Mummers again at Wickham 2021.  What are you most looking forward to seeing at our Festival next August?

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    Oh crikey, I gotta buy a new chair, the last one collapsed under the weight of pure joy πŸ₯°

    Beardy folk festival took place in Sept with limited numbers and spacing.

    Maybe The Undertones or The Members

    Armaleggan 😊

    Sheridan !!

    The entrance.

    All of it πŸ™‚

    Peter Courts I can see you in that costume pete lol

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    Looking forward to everything, seeing old friends, fixing our ‘regulars’, new friends & folk to help, surrounded by fab music & a brilliant vibe πŸ™ 🀞for normality

    Looking forward to meeting all my friends I only get to see once a year as we spend the weekend volunteering as Stewards 😁😁

    Live music, friends, a festival and carefree happy people .

    Just want there to be a festival - I’ll be there whatever the line up!

    Sitting outside listening to music. Lockdown has meant we have missed live music.

    You have the most amazing line up, and I think breakfast wine is also something I particularly enjoy at Wickham ;-)

    People enjoying themselves!!

    Other like minded folks!

    Just being there 🌞🍷🎢🎡πŸŽͺ

    Really looking forward to live music, the atmosphere and just being there.

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    The amazing crew that make it happen πŸ₯°

    SAS Band πŸ‘

    Big Rory and Ochie for me x

    The Scottish wolfhound and The Hobbits.

    A festival!

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    We're very sorry to hear that Gordon Haskell who performed at our 2019 Wickham Festival has sadly passed away. R.I.P. Gordon. www.facebook.com/GordonHaskellOfficial/posts/1733222096829629It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon, a great musician and a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by so many. ... See MoreSee Less

    Were very sorry to hear that Gordon Haskell who performed at our 2019 Wickham Festival has sadly passed away.  R.I.P. Gordon.  https://www.facebook.com/GordonHaskellOfficial/posts/1733222096829629

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    Very sad - am glad to have had the pleasure of seeing him last year at the festival x

    RIP Gordon, great to see you at Wickham last year.. sad times.

    Raise a glass in ‘Harry’s Bars’ everywhere πŸ₯ƒπŸ˜₯

    Sad news. He have us some great music.

    Very sorry to hear this. God bless.

    Sad news, RIP Mr Haskell πŸ’œ

    Such Sad news, loved his gravelly voice and humor πŸ˜₯

    Very sad RIP.

    Sad news. Enjoyed his set at Wickham very much.

    Sad news .RIP Gordon


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    Sad news, he was fabulous last year at Wickham

    R I P Cheers Great Guy Privaledge to hear you live at Wickham

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    If you missed the live stream concert by our Wickham Festival compere Alistair Russell on Thursday night, you can watch it over the next few days via this link: m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0oqt8NFsqm-0LUdEtF6MoUhss8orvozATUAs-vxHVUN-ecMQBq13pR09M&feature=... ... See MoreSee Less

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    Our Main Stage compere Alistair Russell has his first ever live online concert tonight Thursday October 15th from 7.30pm!

    Tune in to the livestream event by clicking on the concert link:

    If the live show timing is inconvenient for you, an edited version will come available soon after the event by following falconaudiovisualarts.co.uk.

    Considerable investment of time and money is involved in this, so please contribute what you can to Alistair via this link, which will also appear on screen: paypal.me/tulip0852 (no paypal account required).

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    Alistair has and is, such a great asset to Wickham Festival. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽΆ

    When and where is the next Wickham Fest?

    Please visit the live stream for the next 48 hours by fillowing this link: www.facebook.com/alistair.russell.31/posts/4047387655274866

    Show of Hands + Johnny Kalsi, 'The Secret Garden Concert PT.II', streaming this Sunday, 11th October @ 7.30pm. Free to view but donations welcome. Preview & details, please click on this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdGSTGGK0s4&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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    Well- needs to be viewed! Thank you xx

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