Wickham Festival News

Richard Thompson to Close Wickham Festival 2018

Folk legend Richard Thompson has been announced as the first headline act for the 2018 Wickham Festival.

Widely regarded as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation, Thompson will close the four-day event on Sunday August 5 with his electric trio.

He has been described by the Los Angeles times as the “finest rock songwriter since Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix” winning the prestigious Ivor Novello award in 2011 and earning an OBE.

Equally adept on both electric and acoustic guitars, the founding member of Fairport Convention has been included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 20 guitarists of all-time.

The three remaining headliners are set to be announced soon adding to a strong line-up which already includes the Undertones, Tom Robinson, Kate Rusby and perennial favourites the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “We are delighted Richard Thompson has agreed to headline. He is one of the most iconic musicians on the scene and someone who is regularly requested by our fans.

“His unique style and wide catalogue of songs will provide the perfect end to what we are sure will be another very successful event.

“We are close to finalising some other exciting major acts which will be very popular and we also have a very strong programme both in the Big Top and on the other stages.

“Bookings are already going exceptionally well partly on the back of last year’s hugely successful event and partly on the back of our reputation for always delivering a great line-up with a fantastic atmosphere.”

Weekend tickets are currently on sale at £120 with Under 16’s admitted half price and Under 10’s gaining free admission. A weekend camping pass is £30 and parking is free. Click here to buy.

 

Archives by year

  • 2019 (7)
  • 2018 (25)
  • 2017 (27)
  • 2016 (23)
  • 2015 (19)
  • 2014 (2)
  • Facebook Posts

    Legendary singer/songwriter Graham Nash of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young talking about he wrote the classic CSNY song 'Teach Your Children'. He'll be at our Wickham Festival on Thursday 1st August along with American folk icon Judy Collins. Have you got your tickets yet? www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngcYc9i2z6EHaving co-founded seminal music groups such as The Hollies and CSNY, Graham Nash knows a thing or two about songcraft. In this video, Nash revisits "Teach Yo... ... See MoreSee Less

    Video image

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Full Festival details here: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    I thought it was Stephen Stills who was appearing at Wickham.

    Ælfred Hillman

    Food, glorious food. We've got our best-ever range of quality food outlets booked for this year's Wickham Festival. All your favourites inc. Paella, Indian, Oriental, Thai, Bunnychow plus some great new vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options, also a new carvery and a Cheesy Vinyl Bar. ... See MoreSee Less

    Food, glorious food.  Weve got our best-ever range of quality food outlets booked for this years Wickham Festival.  All your favourites inc. Paella, Indian, Oriental, Thai, Bunnychow plus some great new vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options, also a new carvery and a Cheesy Vinyl Bar.

     

    Comment on Facebook

    What gluten free options are there ?

    Bunnychow was awesome last year. So awesome we’ve had to recreate for friends

    Yum yum bunnychow! The best

    Bunnychow, paella... Twisted Tea Rooms? Wouldn't be Wickham without it, essential for end-of-the-night tea & cake chill-out.

    Will the Cheese on Toast van be there this year?

    Carvery! Whoopwhoop.

    Hurray hurray!! Can’t wait!!

    Looking forward to this again! Will there be facilities to refill our water bottles?

    Will the sausage guy be there?

    I’m counting down the weeks.

    Can’t wait 🥳🥳🥳

    Heather Parsons 🤤

    Yum 😍

    Yum 😍

    Cheezy Vinyl Bar , excellent place highly recommended 👍🤟

    Paul Brasington

    Mmm bunnychow... Was that a a yes to Twisted Tea Rooms?

    Matt Shipperly 😋

    Fab paella 🥘

    When is this?

    Wendy Holliday Finn Holliday Maddie Holliday Jack Holliday

    Pizza?

    You going

    Bunnychow!

    Pip Charidge cheese!!!!

    + View more comments

    Less than 3 months to this year's Wickham Festival. Tickets selling fast. Have you got yours yet? Click on this link for line-up & ticket details: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk (Photos courtesy of Dave Horrocks) ... See MoreSee Less

     

    Comment on Facebook

    No I haven’t got a ticket cos I’m coming to work it . 😀 very excited 😊

    Got mine , got mine 🙋‍♀️ sooh looking forward to it ! Especially now we have a flat grassy field to camp on 😁

    Yes have mine. So looking forward to it.

    Here's the title track from the new album by 2-times Juno Award winner Old Man Luedecke who'll be appearing at this summer's Wickham Festival on Saturday 3rd August www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XRY2eIuBfE&feature=youtu.beThe title track from the forthcoming new studio album from Old Man Luedecke! Stream the track and Pre - Order Now! http://smarturl.it/oldmaneasymoney ... See MoreSee Less

    Video image

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Trades description act!!!! He looks a lot younger than me!

    Presenting... Our Late-Night Comedy programme for Wickham 2019 including performers from 'Live at the Apollo', 'I, Daniel Blake' and Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights':

    Thursday 1 August
    Fin Taylor - As seen on Live at the Apollo
    Alistair Barrie
    James Alderson (MC)

    Friday 2 August
    Ninia Benjamin
    Dave Johns - Star of ‘I, Daniel Blake'
    James Alderson (MC)

    Saturday 3 August
    Ben Norris
    Clinton Baptiste - From ‘Peter Kaye’s Phoenix Nights'
    James Alderson (MC)

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzpAUzE2Zc8Legendary phenomena and pyschic, Clinton Baptiste.
    ... See MoreSee Less

    Video image

     

    Comment on Facebook

    Paul Brasington

    Load more

    Our Twitter Feed