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Rock legend Graham Nash plays Wickham Festival

Rock legend Graham Nash is the latest big name to be confirmed for the Wickham Festival.

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter joins his close friend Judy Collins on the bill to open the four-day family fiesta on Thursday August 1.

It is another major coup for organisers who have already secured the Proclaimers, Level 42, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Ralph McTell, Alabama 3 and Hollywood icon Kiefer Sutherland among others.

Nash is one of only a handful of artists to have been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning the accolades with the Hollies and with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Rock legend Graham Nash (Picture credit: Amy Grantham)

He will be performing hits from both bands as well as his own material as a solo artist from a glittering 55-year career.

Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “We are delighted to be able to get such a great artist to Wickham. Graham Nash truly is one of the biggest names in the industry with a fantastic catalogue of songs.

“I was fortunate enough to see him in Glasgow last week and he is still as fresh and as entertaining as ever. Our fans will be in for a real treat.

“It will be a wonderful way to open the festival with Graham Nash, Judy Collins and the Proclaimers kicking off what looks set to be our best event yet.

“We have Level 42 on Friday with Gilbert O’Sullivan and the great Kiefer Sutherland on Sunday August 4 – and later this week we hope to confirm a huge name to headline the Saturday night now that he has finished his arena tour. It is someone we have been after for a long time and ticket sales are sure to soar so fans should book early.

“We have already seen a real surge in sales since we started announcing our headliners and in particular there has been a lot of excitement about Kiefer Sutherland.

Graham Nash has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (photo by Amy Grantham)

“We have had a lot of enquiries about day tickets which is unusual this far in advance but it shows the buzz that has been created by such a global superstar coming to such a small village. It has really put Wickham on the map.

“We always get a huge number of people booking weekend tickets even before any artists are unveiled because they know the unique atmosphere will remain the same. The festival has a real family-friendly feel with plenty to entertain young children as well as a great range of food, drink and craft stalls plus four days of fantastic music.

“There is plenty for children to do and they can roam the site unattended while parents enjoy top-class food and drink, tour the many stalls or just listen to the excellent music. The family-friendly, chilled atmosphere is the secret of our success and advance tickets sales are reflecting that. It is looking like a bumper crowd so fans are advised to buy early.”

Weekend tickets are now on sale at just £150 per adult or £75 for each Under 16 with Under 10’s admitted completely free. Adult day tickets are £40 for August 1 and £55 for each of the other three days; children aged 10-16 are half price. Weekend camping can be booked at £30 per tent or caravan/motorhome. Click here to buy tickets.

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    I recommend to anyone THE ALABAMA 3 ive seen them a few times great albums and great live.

    Great line up all round but Judy Collins is the icing on the cake .She and Joan Baez ( who l recently saw on her farewell tour )inspired me to sing and enjoy a lifetime of folk .

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    Pity I'm already booked into New Wine that week.....

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