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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    Our Wickham Festival compere, Alistair Russell, has written a book! And having led a fascinating life, it should be well worth reading. Click on the link for more info. www.facebook.com/alistair.russell.31/posts/4139504062729891 ... See MoreSee Less

    Good News! Gaz Brookfield is the latest artist confirmed for Wickham 2021 meaning 53 of the 55 artists booked for Wickham 2020 are now re-booked for Wickham 2021. Gaz's new album 'Lockdown' is out now - see www.gazbrookfield.com/news.htm
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    After cancelling most live dates in 2020 Gaz aims to be back on the road in 2021, Covid-permitting. The positive vaccine news this week is hopefully a sign of better times to come.

    Gaz is just excellent and he has kept our spirits up with weekly Live from the Lockdown Facebook live gigs on Friday nights. Give his page a like and join us fans for some fab entertainment.

    YES! Brookfield Bothering to continue...

    Please consider multi award winning Blues artist Dom Martin for Wickham if you need to fill those two spaces. Plus Carlos Núñez for the final place.

    Can you book The Dead Reds. blues rock band from Brighton they are superb.

    Excellent news 👍

    Excellent news🤗👏🏻👏🏻

    WOOHOO

    He’s great live

    Great news 😀

    with possibly two spaces to fill, TMTCH??? Wickham isn't Wickham without Swill, Paul and co.

    If you need a band to clean out the bins, please consider The Sweetchunks Band. We provide our own brushes.

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    St Nicholas Church, Wickham looking lovely in the sunshine on the 1st day of lockdown.

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    Was our parish Church for 28 years

    Beautiful blue skies too

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