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This time next week – Friday 4th August 2017

Next Friday Wickham Festival 2017 will be well underway with the first full day line up of music. As I write this post at 9.30pm, in precisely 7 days we would have just enjoyed Seth Lakeman. To celebrate our 10th festival at Wickham we wanted to return to our roots with a very strong folk line up, which had to include Seth…

We would next be looking forward to the headliners of either Show of Hands on The All Time Grates Stage or Edward II on The Hapi Festival Stage. This is a tough one, who will you choose?

At the start of the day Amy Goddard would have opened The All Time Grates Stage at midday. Her vocals offer a pure and almost fragile sound that has been compared to Sandy Denny and Joni Mitchell. Amy’s songs cover history, personal matters and legend and as well as current social comment…

Later in the afternoon Wizz Jones would have performed at 3pm on The All Time Grates Stage. We’ve probably all seen Alan Whicker interview him and wondered how times have changed. If you like social documentary, you’ll appreciate this artist.  Men with long hair … outrageous!!!  What would 1960s BBC make of Wickham Festival 2017?  Wizz discussed the interview some years later and continues to entertain us … a true legend of British folk music…

There’s a lot to look forward to and of course a whole host of other artists and entertainment throughout Friday, including comedy and even our first yoga session at 10am for weekend ticket holders. Day tickets are still available.  Not long to go now, see you in 6 days!!!

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    Not long now. We start building our 2019 Festival site tomorrow 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

    Not long now.  We start building our 2019 Festival site tomorrow 😊

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    Have you got your tickets yet? They're fast selling-out. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Some good news today, much appreciated!

    Very excited. This will be my first music festival and 'glamping'!

    Can't wait so looking forward to it xxx

    So excited to be going to my first ever wickham music festival 🎶🌞😎

    This is the photo I took last year!

    Brilliant line-up this year. Roll on next week!😀

    The Funky Pickle All Canadian Street Food Truck is sooooo excited to be part of this year’s event.... visit us over at the new all grass Camping Area. We will have Poutine, Montreal Smoke Meat, England’s best Extra Crispy Wings, Pow Wow Tacos, Perogies, Waffles with Canadian Maple Syrup and much more ...

    Weather is looking good too! 😁

    Weather looking good too...

    Can’t wait!

    One week to go and counting 🌞

    Interested to see new lay out. 😎

    Whoop whoop x

    4th time this year gets better every year

    Cannot wait 👍❤️

    Can't wait 🤟🤟

    Stunning photo.are you going again.were not 😕

    Looking forward to seeing you again. Not looking forward to the queuing to get on the site! X

    Is there going to be any quicker access to the car park from the camp site? Rarher than along the road or through the main music field.

    Have a good one guys, you’ll smash as always 🙂

    Are the roadworks going to be finished or suspended for the festival as this could be slightly chaotic coming in from Fareham

    Any chance of a paddling pool if it's this hot 🔥

    Post some pictures 📸 of the build won't you 🎪

    Skyline Drifter Mike Birkbeck Daz Harris Rhona Birkbeck Sean Murphy ☀ 🍻 🎶

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

    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.

    Keifer and lindesfarne overlapping, what shall I do

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