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 £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.


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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    We're loving the new album by Ferocious Dog 'Kleptocracy'. Ferocious Dog are at the Wickham Festival on Sat. Aug. 3 with Levellers; Tankus The Henge; John Otway; The Wilswood Buoys & many more. Day & Weekend tickets now onsale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

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