Wickham Festival News

This weekend is your last chance to save £20 for a weekend ticket!

Wow it’s just over a month until this year’s festival gets going and we can’t wait to get welcome you all to Wickham Festival 2019.  It promises to be our best ever event with so many incredible artists to look forward to and what we hope you’ll agree are improvements everywhere to make your experience better than ever before.

If you’ve yet to buy tickets to this year’s Wickham Festival you can still save £20 on every adult weekend season ticket if you book this weekend … but please hurry!  Season ticket prices rise on Monday 1st July.

As ever we always listen to feedback via our Facebook and Twitter channels and there’s some exciting changes this year.  We have a bigger 2nd Stage Big Top so we now have TWO main stages, each housed in a 44m x 44m Big Top. Our Valley Stage Big Top will continue to have seated and ‘standing only’ areas. However our newly-enlarged Village Stage Big Top will be standing only – most of the livelier bands will perform here.  We’re working through our stage times and will post these soon on our line up page.

There will be big video screens each side of the stage in both our main stage Big Tops to enhance your concert experience and allow everyone a good view of what’s happening on stage.

We have more toilets, more ‘Posh Wash’ showers, more luxury loos on campsites – plus new environmentally-friendly, single cubicle, vacuum loos in our Backstage VIP Areas.

There’s an extra 28 acres of grassed camping fields meaning everyone can camp on grass for the first time whether in tents, caravans, campervans or motorhomes … no more camping on stubble! Our new camping fields also have a tarmac access road along their entire length meaning easy access whatever the weather.

There will be a breakfast bar & late-night drinks & snacks venue on our new camping fields with 8am opening for the arena Friday to Sunday for weekend season ticket holders (11am for day ticket holders).  There’s an extended programme of morning workshops, yoga, healing massage, ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions etc.

There’ll be a late-night silent disco as well as our popular late-night comedy & cabaret plus our new ‘Magic Teapot’ sessions venue, plus an even wider choice of food outlets including a carvery and a ‘Cheesy Vinyl’ bar and sit-down restaurant.

But of course above anything else we’re looking forward to the great music.  A late addition to our line-up and by popular request, Holy Moly and the Crackers will appear on Saturday 3rd August!

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    We're pleased to say the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting will be at Wickham. Please visit their stall and support their campaign to stop people killing wild animals in the name of 'sport'. ... See MoreSee Less

    Were pleased to say the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting will be at Wickham.  Please visit their stall and support their campaign to stop people killing wild animals in the name of sport.

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    The Campaign has been in all the national newspapers this week. There's a great article by Lorraine Kelly in today's Sun.

    It’s hard to look at pictures of these senseless killings, and so easy to walk past a stall such as this when enjoying our musical freedoms at your wonderful festival. But these beautiful creatures now have no freedom and we applaud your stance on trying to do something to stop this appalling animal trophy tourism. Wickham will always be our favourite festival. 👏

    We'll be visiting the stall. Excellent, thank you Wickham xxx

    Well done wickham

    We will definitely be visiting the stall!

    Even putting cruelty, suffering and animal loss to one side. Is this now morally acceptable behaviour? No, it isn’t. We are but guests on this planet and will be gone eventually but while we are here is this really how we should be treating the only home we have?

    We'll see you there... this is despicable

    Great cause. Take a look at this recent senseless killing of a magnificent elephant that we are trying raise awareness of too: Desert Elephants & Friends Voortrekker the Desert Elephant

    Will do.

    Baffles me how beastly people can hold down a relationship and I cant ...I don't even kill animals then gloat lovingly over their lifeless corpses... maybe I'm going about things wrong...!

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    Aug. 1st-4th. Less than two weeks to go. Have a peep at our website www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up to see who's playing when. Both main stages + Quay West Cave + Acoustic Stage timings all now added. Hope you've got your tickets - they're selling fast. ... See MoreSee Less

    Aug. 1st-4th.  Less than two weeks to go.  Have a peep at our website www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/line-up to see whos playing when.  Both main stages + Quay West Cave + Acoustic Stage timings all now added.  Hope youve got your tickets - theyre selling fast.

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    Can’t wait as love this festival, one thing I would ask is have you sorted the issue of entrances and exits to the stages/ tents being blocked by camping chairs as last year was an accident waiting to happen.

    Looking forward to our fourth consecutive year this year 👍. We've had torrential rain and mud (2017 or was it 2016?) and we've had scorching sunshine (2018). Whatever the weather we'll be there and having a fabulous time ⛺️☂️😎🌞🍹🍻🎹🎸🎪

    Fingers crossed the weather improves! We'll still have fun anyway, but come on the sunshine!

    See you there! 😎

    Found it eventually on a link to Clashfinder right at the bottom of the page.

    Plus yours truly hosting the comedy tent don’t forget! 😂🕺🏽⭐️👍🤩😂

    Keifer and lindesfarne overlapping, what shall I do

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    One of the world's finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out 'The Game Revisited'. Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football. ... See MoreSee Less

    One of the worlds finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out The Game Revisited.  Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football.

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    Richard Hall

    Helen Haigh this is a must!

    Andy Whittingham

    Do you have a time and venue please ⚽ ♥ 🎶 ♥

    Bet Helen can’t wait!

    Elizabeth Bailey ?

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