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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    A new song from Scott of The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican which will be released as a single this coming Friday. Buy it on Bandcamp on Friday and Bandcamp will waive their fees so 100% of fans money goes to the artists. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzQ_h2M8Hi4 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Just brilliant 😍🤩😍

    Thanks so much you lovely peeps xxx

    Great work Scott, that is brilliant !!

    😂😂 fabulous!

    Love it!

    The Barstewards were a real highlight of last year - look forward to watching their nonsense again in 2021!

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    Line-Up Announcement! Of the 55 acts booked for Wickham 2020 before Covid arrived, 52 are now confirmed for Wickham 2021. They include the wonderful Nick Lowe seen in this special lockdown video with the Southsea Alternative Choir.
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    P.S. The three 2020 acts still to be confirmed for 2021 are The Local Honeys, Gaz Brookfield and Leo Sayer. We're waiting to hear if they're available next August. If they are, we'll be booking them as well.

    If the Fitzgerald Family are touring UK at festival time, you should certainly book them.

    Fingers crossed.... Larmer Tree already cancelled for next year ????

    Any plans to book a headline act for the Friday night ?

    Fantastic news! 🎶

    Hope Leo Sayer confirms.

    Great news!

    Gaz Broomfield is ace

    Yey!!! Go Wickham!!!

    Are the Troublenotes booked again please?

    Love this announcement. Love this video - can we get the Choir to join Nick on stage for this classic song??

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    🎼🎸We had our own Wickham at home, although since it would never be quite the same, called it BasyFest 2K20. We camped for 2 nights, had a Bar, Main Stage, and our very own Cheezy Vinyl Bar as well as wrist bands, tickets, programmes etc. We had a great time! 🎹🎶🎻🎷

    In the meantime we have all those lovely CD's of some famous and some obscure bands brought back from festival music stands to play and enjoy. I am listening to the Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican right now, what a show those guys put on bloody hilarious, the record brings it all back! Cara Dillon next for me. Love browsing the music stall at Wickham and always bring home a fistful of discs 😁

    I really hope so. I’m not the only one feeling a little bereft after a summer of no festivals I’m sure

    And we my friend are going to be at all !! U know this no more watching the world go by! One life live it and We will together my amazing friend !! Can’t wait to enjoy life with u again u deserve it !!! Xxx

    Larmer Tree has already cancelled 2021 which is both ominous and depressing. 😕

    I soo missed going to the festival

    I hope so. Festivals this summer are the things I have missed most this year 🙁

    Completely agree!

    Absolutely can't wait for all that good stuff to come back again

    Can't wait.... outside music is awesome x

    We will be there covid willing!

    Can't bloody wait! 😍

    Andie Merc cannot wait till we can do this again missed our festivals this year

    I do hope so.

    Looking forward to dancing for you again next year 😀

    One day but we can still go hunting omg

    Yessss 💪🏼

    Let's hope so.

    Sometimes feels hard to believe.. 😔

    🙏👏👏👏👏👍😎🍻🤘🙏🥂🙏🥂 xxx

    So are football teams only playing 5 a side?

    Sue Drawbridge ❤️❤️❤️

    Leanne Marie Greenwood

    You won’t ever get it back if you don’t stop complying 🤷🏼‍♂️

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    A lovely little video showing our recent drive-in picnic concert with Show of Hands plus a look ahead to next summer's Wickham Festival. 2021 tickets now onsale at 2020 prices via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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    Brilliant effort!!! Sounds amazing! We want to play too 😁👍🏻 what a great vibe x

    2021 tickets available at 2020 prices for a limited period via this link www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    Yay, twice in the background with Tim, Lizzie and Yvonne

    Great gig!

    Anneliese Rowland Lewis Gunter we're famous

    Charli 😍

    Does a weekend ticket cover Thursday aswell?

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