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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 delighted to announce that Johnny Kalsi of The Dhol Foundation has agreed to be our first-ever Festival Patron. Johnny says: 'After being associated with Wickham Festival for many years, it’s an honour to become the first Patron/Ambassador of this Incredible family festival that has been voted the best Family Festival in the UK. I feel proud to wave the Wickham Festival Flag and I sincerely hope to uphold the reputation of the festival as the “Face of Wickham Festival”. (See also artist announcement below) ... See MoreSee Less

    Were delighted to announce that Johnny Kalsi of The Dhol Foundation has agreed to be our first-ever Festival Patron.  Johnny says:  After being associated with Wickham Festival for many years, it’s an honour to become the first Patron/Ambassador of this Incredible family festival that has been voted the best Family Festival in the UK. I feel proud to wave the Wickham Festival Flag and I sincerely hope to uphold the reputation of the festival as the “Face of Wickham Festival”.  (See also artist announcement below)

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    We're also delighted to say that The Dhol Foundation will be back at Wickham in 2020 with a Friday night headline full band set on our Village Stage followed by a special Saturday Dhol Foundation DJ set and also, for the first time at Wickham, a Saturday afternoon Bhangra Dance Workshop. www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8dsTgGGNgo

    Who better? Congratulations Johnny! And great news about headlining on the Friday night

    Fantastic on both counts 💗💖

    What wonderful news 💖 x

    Just brilliant! I love the sound of the Bhangra workshop too :-D

    Awesome. A real house band 😎😎

    Put me down for the Bhangra workshop! Can I have a go with the drums too please!

    Great news and great band 👍

    Brilliant news xx

    Fantastic news 💫

    I have loved watching them in the past, an excellent addition to the line up.

    Fantastic news. 😀

    That is excellent news..

    Fantastic!

    Fantastic!

    Best news this month ❤️

    So so happy!!!!!

    Could it be a Johnny treble and have Afro Celt there as well 😃

    Sounds great.

    Welcome aboard johnny 👍🏻

    That's excellent

    Wonderful. When you watch TDF, you can't help but share his infectious joy for music and dance. I don't think anyone else could so successfully get a crowd to Bhangra dance in their wellies, and love every minute.

    Fab🤩

    Excellent, one of our favourite bands.

    So happy! Dohl foundation 🎉

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    We'll be announcing not one but TWO stage headliners for 2020 later today. One a superb world music band, the other an Ivor Novello Award winning singer-songwriter with a string of Top 10 singles inc. No. 1's in the UK & US. Any guesses? ... See MoreSee Less

    Well be announcing not one but TWO stage headliners for 2020 later today.  One a superb world music band, the other an Ivor Novello Award winning singer-songwriter with a string of Top 10 singles inc. No. 1s in the UK & US.  Any guesses?

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    Paul McCartney? Well we know he's in festival mode next year 😉 😆 Seriously, it could be so many people. Can't wait to hear

    Would love it to be Elvis Costello, but suspect it will be James Blunt

    If it’s the Dhol Foundation, well, we had them this year, they kind of stomped all over the Afro Celts set, all I could hear was those feckin’ drums!!

    I'll be very happy if it's Lau?!!

    Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson.

    Bryan Adams, Annie Lennox, Dido, James Bay or Tom Chaplin?

    Not a clue but excited anyway. Which do I get?

    Please not James Blunt! Hasn't been denied yet ...

    Don’t keep us in suspense!!!!

    I'm thinking Bryan Adams 🤔

    Would love it to be Roger Hodgson

    Elton John 🤣😂

    Dhol Foundation ???

    ABBA?

    Bryan Adams maybe?

    Trevor Horne?

    Tinariwen & James Blunt

    Phil

    Captain Sensible ?

    My wild guesses are the Sekou Keita /Vishten / Catrin Finch collaboration and Cathy Dennis?

    please could we have Tracy Chapman??

    Dawes would be fantastic

    Not sure but you’ve been dangling these 2 for weeks 🤣🙈 hope it’s today can’t wait to hear xx

    Still waiting. Suspense killing me 😆

    Bryan Adams would be a great Christmas present! 🎄 And would make my day, and year! 🤗 x

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    Award-winning folk duo Megson newly confirmed for Wickham 2020. And not one but TWO stage headliners to announce tomorrow (Sunday). www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQrB5BYdDSQ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Weekend season tickets for Wickham 2020 make great Xmas presents! Save £50 on 4-day tickets by booking now www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Excellent! Megson are great!

    Yes yes yes, Megson love em.

    So can’t wait absolutely love theme

    Fantastic. I love Megson. 👏👏👏

    Yep - another favourite booked!

    Looking forward to the next announcement,

    Excellent news!

    All kinds of awesome.

    Please book the amazing Jinder!!

    Any clues for the headliners? 😊

    Jonathan Coppock

    Anna McEvoy

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    Another great live band confirmed. The Tweed Project will make their Wickham Festival debut in 2020. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlRLWVnu54E ... See MoreSee Less

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    Delighted that Peat & Diesel won 'Best Live Act' at the Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday night. So pleased we've got them booked for the Wickham Festival next summer. www.facebook.com/bbcalba/videos/564684477662792/?v=564684477662792 ... See MoreSee Less

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