Wickham Festival News

Thank you to all our supporters!

We should have been enjoying the first evening at Wickham Festival 2020 right now with Spike’s All-Stars about to take to the stage as our opening headliners. Just to rub it in we’re forecast a glorious weekend of sunshine over this weekend.

Rather than dwell on what could have been we’d like to thank all the wonderful people that have supported us, both by attending our festival over the years and especially over the last few weeks via our Crowdfunder campaign. Reading your messages of support and seeing the total continue to increase gives us huge motivation and a feeling of pride. At time of writing a whopping £21,560 has been raised!

We are so, so grateful for all your support. The Crowdfunder is still open – we’re now hoping to hit our stretch target of £30k which will help secure the future of our Festival for many years to come. There are some fantastic rewards for all who contribute ranging from festival goodies to your own bar or luxury loo at next year’s Festival.

Wonderful people enjoying the sunset at Wickham Festival 2018.

Thank you also to all of you who have chosen to rollover your 2020 tickets to 2021. That too is a huge help to us at this difficult time. To those of you who have sought a refund, please bear with us. We have already processed around 50% of the refund requests but it’s a big task for one volunteer so please be patient. We hope to process all remaining refund requests within the next 7-10 days.

We’re delighted to say that almost all our 2020 artists are now confirmed for 2021. Our 2021 dates are Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th August 2021. The full line-up can be viewed here. Day & Weekend Season Tickets are now on sale at bargain 2020 prices for a limited time.

We know via our Facebook page that some of you are even staging your own garden based *Stay-at-Wick-home* festival. We hope you all have a fabulous weekend, stay safe, stay positive … and we’ll see you this time next year!

© 2020 Ulrike Paschel – Very cool picture from Ulrike’s garden. Not what we expected Wickham Festival 2020 to look like but one fine effort we loved in the current circumstances. Danke!

Finally over the last few months we’ve been posting some videos from Wickham Festival 2019 so please check out our YouTube channel.

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    We're looking forward to welcoming Van Morrison to Wickham on Saturday 7th August 2021. Tickets selling fast.
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    Snooze.. but Slambovian Circus of Dreams !!!!! Wowser,, good call Pete XX !!!!!

    I was sad to see that Van Morrison has written ‘protest’ songs accusing scientists of publishing ‘crooked facts’ etc. Protest songs used to be about equality, justice, racism etc, Not spreading false conspiracy stories because you’re fed up that some of your concerts had to be cancelled to prevent the spread of a dangerous virus in a pandemic. It would have been fine to have written his protests about governments failing to provide support for Music and The Arts and generally to help the poorest people to stay at home , and to self isolate when ill. But not publicising fake conspiracy stories about Covid-19 to justify his complaints against measures to protect the UK from a disease. Hopefully he will realise his error of judgement now that his 4 latest songs are on Variety list of 12 worst songs of 2020! downatthecrossroads.wordpress.com/2020/09/19/van-morrison-conspiracy-theories-and-protest-songs/amp/

    Voted the UK's Best Small Festival. Safe, relaxed & friendly. The ideal summer staycation! Save £40 on 4-day weekend season tickets if you book now. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Voted the UKs Best Small Festival.  Safe, relaxed & friendly.  The ideal summer staycation!  Save £40 on 4-day weekend season tickets if you book now.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    I saw The Waterboys at Hurtwood Park a couple of years ago.. they were brilliant.

    Looking forward to this, great festival and line up.

    Great work Wickham - see you in the summer!

    Great line up 😊

    Literally cannot wait!

    Great line up!

    Not forgetting The Slambovian Circus of Dreams from New York State? (www.slambovia.com)

    Steve Bissell I saw Lindisfarne in 1972. I guess you were about ten then!

    I like Van Morrison! 😁

    Sam Jefferies I wanna go to this if I'm not gigging myself. I've seen Van Morrison live very good. Also it's on around my birthday

    Will you have the 2 metre distancing rule in place???

    Gemma Noakes shall we get tickets?

    John Otway blimey, last time I saw him I was 18.. (60 now)

    Got tickets🥳

    Wickham has a great line-up this year.

    Love Van the Man. Saw him many years ago at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Fab ! It's a great line up too.

    Something to look forward to😎

    Wow! Van Morrison, The Waterboys AND Nick Lowe. Bring it on 😃😃😃

    What are weekend season tickets?

    and amazing The Slambovian Circus of Dreams !! good call Peter !!!

    Can't wait.

    Nick Lowe 😊👍

    Rhonda Eaton Magdalena Olszyk why is everything in bloody August 😂😂😂

    Steve Smith . Still looking likely! Or am I Utterly delusional?

    Ann, have you ever been to this one?

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    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening. Won't be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again. Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

    Great to see outdoor beer gardens opening.  Wont be long before we can raise a glass on our Wickham Festival fields again.  Less than four months to go, tickets selling fast 😃 www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    Bought our rhubarb cider direct from Lilleys last year. Bloody lovely

    I’ve arranged a heatwave

    Jayne MW Michael Dickinson Lauren Burton We should do something like this 🤣🤣🤣

    Fab fammily festival

    Can’t wait 🍻

    Salud 😎🍻🎶

    Pam Smart what are we wearing?

    Pauline Whiteman

    Can't wait. So looking forward to it.

    Looking forward to it 1😊

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    Four months today The Waterboys will be bringing this year's Wickham Festival to a rousing finish as they return to Wickham for the first time since 2013. Have you got your tickets yet? They're selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zEvq5wLHNw ... See MoreSee Less

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    So looking forward to this 🤩 Received my Tshirt this weekend 😊

    Don’t talk about the finish 😭

    I wish I was a fisherman !

    Can't wait 😊

    Love this tune, great video as well !!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚

    Can't wait!

    Catherine Ellis 👍👍

    Tara Casey , what do you think

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    We're looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this year's Wickham Festival. Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more. Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Were looking forward to welcoming the legendary Van Morrison to this years Wickham Festival.  Plus The Waterboys; Lindisfarne; Capercaillie; Show of Hands; The South; Nick Lowe & many, many more.  Tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Finger crossed that everybody behaves themselves before then so that Wickham can go ahead. Can you tell me when T shirt orders will be shipped out please?

    We r all looking forward to this gig thanks fir putting in such a great lineup

    Got my ticket 🤞🤞🤞

    Can't wait ❤️❤️

    He should’ve had his second jab by then 🤭

    Darran Hibbert

    Marcia

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