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Sea Shanty Saturday

Ahoy there! Climb aboard for our Mini Sea Shanty festival on Saturday from noon.

RX Shanty men

It starts with the RX Shantymen from Hastings followed by…

Shirley Knott from Southampton
Spinnaker Shanty from Hampshire
Alternate Quay from Bristol & Portsmouth
Portsmouth Shantymen
RX Shantymen from Hastings
Graeme Knights from London
The Wilsons
The above have sung all over the world, many have sailed and sung on the tall ships in Amsterdam, Bristol, Hull, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Australia.
Graeme Knights was invited Down Under last year and also toured the USA where he sang in the famous maritime festival.

The Wickham Festival is again hosting a sea shanty celebration
The Shanty songs, are working songs that helped sailors haul up the masts and sails on tall ships.
This event will be a real treat for those who love this rousing form of song so make sure you catch it in one of the tents at the bottom end of the festival.

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    Our latest confirmed line-up.  Day & Weekend tickets selling fast.  Save £50 on every 4-day adult weekend ticket if you book b4 the end of Feb.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Our latest confirmed line-up. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast. Save £50 on every 4-day adult weekend ticket if you book b4 the end of Feb. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    3 days ago

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    We can’t wait to join you all again ❤️

    I can’t wait to be here again this year. But hope the rain stays away lol xx

    The line up isn't grabbing me but it's the best festival around!

    Leatherat would be a great addition you know

    In view of recent news wouldn't the Oysterband be amazing?!

    We will definitely be going next year!!😁

    Looking forward to playing on Thursday 1st and enjoying the Wickham vibes

    Louise Jiggle Wheelsun this looks good

    Can’t wait 🥰

    Thea Gilmore I last saw her in Austin at the 2004 SxSW. Excellent artist. Her husband, Nigel Stonier is great too.

    Where’s Travis ??? 🤭

    Magpie Arc are playing Beautiful Days, they were absolutely amazing when they played in our Music Centre on Saturday, would be wonderful to see them at Wickham.And Thea Gilmore!

    Wickham Music Festival Nice looking line-up. Following Glastonbury last year we're always on the lookout for nice festivals to play :-)

    Jonathan Coppock

    Tuneless Choir?

    Cooking with gas, Mr Wickham!And the weather will be mid 20s every day and not a drop of rain!!!

    Did you ask Rob Clamp Music back? Really enjoyed their set!

    Great line up .

    The Longest Johns … Yaay!!Windjammer would be an incredible addition to the line up. Pretty please 🙏🏻😊

    Was surprised how far down the poster Martin Stephenson and the Daintees are, but I s'pose it's a good few years since the amazing Boat to Bolivia. Top of my list for certain, followed by Jim Moray, Katherine Priddy and The Men They Couldn't Hang.

    Manran !! 👍

    Reckon you still have room for Xander and the Peace Pirates🤞

    Please please can we have The Outcast Band

    Finbar Fury for Sunday ?

    Rural?!?! Where you been hiding that one?!❣️

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    Great review in todays Mail on Sunday for Katherine Priddy wholl be making her Wickham Music Festival debut this summer.

    Great review in today's Mail on Sunday for Katherine Priddy who'll be mWickham Music Festivalc Festival debut this summer. ... See MoreSee Less

    4 days ago

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    I am really looking forward to the festival. Four splendid days of music and sunshine...I hope. 😄

    Excellent

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    Top Scottish Celtic-rock bands @ManranOfficial @RURAband award-winning singer-songwriters @KatherinePriddy @jimmoray shanty singers @TheLongestJohns & 17-year-old Irish country blues singer Muireann Bradley are among the latest artists confirmed for this year's #WickhamFestival.

    Newly confirmed. We're delighted to announce that Gaelic celtic-rock supergroup Manran will be at Wickham on Sunday 4th Aug. Day & weekend tickets selling fast
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    Pleased to announce The Spooky Mens Chorale will be back at Wickham this summer on Friday 2nd August. For full confirmed daily line-up so far + tickets please see http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    She was THE star on Jools Holland's New Year's Eve Hootenanny. Now 17-year-old Irish country blues sensation Muireann Bradley is coming to Wickham on Sun. 4th Aug. Tickets now on sale via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnFEEnzgg_A

    Watch out for another announcement soon. It will be your chance to see a rising star, an Irish music sensation. Happy New Year 😎
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