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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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    A photo montage of some of the artists who've appeared at Wickham in recent years. Click on the photo to play. See who you recognise and tell us who've you enjoyed seeing most at Wickham over the years? And who would you like to see in the future?
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    About 2/3 of those artists have been epic. I'd have included Kate Rusby, Frank Turner and the Treacherous Orchestra.

    loved bellowhead ,jools holland, richard thompson, proclaimers, frank turner,lindisfarne, graham nash and gilbert. would love to see jack savoretti ,marillion,

    Great memories. Definitely Carlos Núñez was our favourite artist and one we were proud to perform with.

    4 years Back with Roger Taylor! ❤️

    Ferocious Dog, Tom Robinson, Tankus the Henge, and the fabulous Grace Petrie.

    Police Dog Hogan would fit in great!

    Roger Taylor with S AS Band. ....were amazing!!!!

    I loved Le Vent du Nord last year. I know you’ve had them many times, because Jenni knows the lads well, but it was my first time seeing them and they are just amazing.

    I recognize an awful lot of those photos :-)

    Loved Kiefer Sutherland and his band, also 10cc, Ralph Mctell and Graham Nash

    Ryan Young, Graham Nash. Tom Robinson

    Nils Lofgren

    Tony Hadley.

    Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

    Ah. Lovely. See you again inshallah.🙏🏻

    Steve Earle

    Ebony Calderbank, memories eh?

    Memories! Nice one Wickham Festival

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    Face in the Crowd: Seen at last year's Festival. But who was Ferg? ... See MoreSee Less

    Face in the Crowd:  Seen at last years Festival.  But who was Ferg?

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    I'm Ferg... could have been a subtle request that I play there next time round !?! 😉 www.facebook.com/nothingconcrete1

    Haha I love it! 😂😂 Wickham Music Festival I was looking for Fergus Cameron !!! Him and Sid disappeared but we found them chilling at their camel camp tent 😎😂 xx

    We're going through some photos of last year's Festival and this one puzzled us.

    I dunno ... but I saw this on 'Fans of Jackie Magazine ... it's from 1971.

    Well it's Ferg... Init? Lol

    Ferg Al Sharkey

    No! I'm Ferg! Or was it Spartacus? 😂

    Sophie Louisa Carter.....I think people are looking for answers 😂 x

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    Judy Collins performing Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now' at the 2019 Wickham Festival. Another great video newly added to our YouTube Channel.
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    Was she wearing that wig for a bet though?

    I remember, she was amazing 💕thanks Wickham fest! Xx

    Still such a beautiful voice. Wickham is my very favourite festival.

    Loved seeing her ❤

    I saw her recently at G Live, she was amazing !

    Not bad for an 80 year old.

    A highlight. Loved seeing her live and hearing her stories of Leonard Cohen!

    Wasn't expecting anything, or from Nash's set, but they were both absolute highlights for me, not just here but for 2019. REAL professionals...

    She was amazing!

    Geoff Bland I was there - amazing!

    Brilliant set!

    Reduced me to tears x

    Mine too!

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    Live concert tonight by one of our Wickham artists & comperes Alistair Goodwin. Saturday 8.30pm. Enjoy!
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    Thank you to all our Wickham artists who've been posting live shows from their homes. We've enjoyed the likes of Nick Lowe, Simon Care (Edward II), Merry Hell, Beans on Toast, and The Travelling Talesman. We'll continue publicising future online gigs in the weeks ahead. ... See MoreSee Less

    Thank you to all our Wickham artists whove been posting live shows from their homes.  Weve enjoyed the likes of Nick Lowe, Simon Care (Edward II), Merry Hell, Beans on Toast, and The Travelling Talesman.  Well continue publicising future online gigs in the weeks ahead.

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    Sound of the Sirens performing live tonight, Wednesday, at 7.30pm. Details via the link below. Love the pic of their socially distanced stage in the middle of a field! www.facebook.com/SoundoftheSirens/

    Don’t miss Scott Doonican of The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican every Saturday night! Worth staying in for!! 🙂

    Megson and Nick Parker tonight too

    Sound of the Sirens will be live from a field somewhere tonight :-D They're been fabulous throughout

    Eliza Carthy is hosting the mark Radcliffe folk show tonight radio 2 ......11pm 🎸🎼

    Alistair Goodwin is doing his 3rd Lockdown Gig this Saturday. Please come along to my next Live in Lockdown III Sat 16 May 8:30pmBST Al X m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3003070253104827&id=119477261464155

    Megson live stream tonight, Wednesday, at 7.30pm. Details here: www.facebook.com/megsonmusic/

    Not much quoted these days. His Homo Ludens still an interesting and relevant read.

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