Wickham Festival News

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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    Beans on Toast produces some great videos as well as writing great songs. Here's one that's particularly relevant right now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD1dE6e0vPU

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    Saw him at Beautiful Days this year, he was very good! Brightened the mood in the pouring rain!

    Omg. You guys are the best. Frank Turner last year and now Beans on Toast, so happy right now, we love Beans. Thankyou. Xx

    Whoohooo! Another fantastic booking.

    Oh BOT last seem and loved at Boomtown...Great sign up...

    Brilliant news!

    Great, another one from my wishlist 💕

    Fantastic news😁

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    Aaaaaaaaaaa....Justin Capps!!! When I didnt think I could love Wickham Music Festival any more! You guys have made my week.


    Boom. Get in. Thank you Whickham.

    Whoop! Jenny Collins...you know you want to really!

    Bout time too

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    Gareth Ablett

    Glen Bryant honeymoon at Wickham?


    Can we have leather Rat one year please

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    We're delighted to announce that The South will be back at Wickham in 2020 www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sbWXyaXm4o ... See MoreSee Less

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    P.S. Don't forget Wickham season tickets make great Christmas presents. You can save £50 on every 4-day adult season ticket if you book now. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    Just back from seeing Skinny Lister in Aldershot, they were awesome all over again, please.... if they're touring, get them to swing by 😍🌡

    Hope they play during the weekend.

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    Fabulous! !!!!

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    Yay, they were fab last time they were there!

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    So excited they were amazing when I last saw them!

    Wow, looking forward to this!

    Brill, love them - thanks

    Brilliant last time


    Great. Love them.

    Love these!! Good news



    Viv fingers crossed they're on the weekend!


    Tom Robinson please

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    Confirmed today! The multi-award-winning Scottish band Talisk will be back at Wickham in 2020. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2432sMhkNuU&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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    So many of Scotland's finest singers & musicians booked for the 2020 Wickham Music Festival - Capercaillie; Talisk; Eddi Reader; The Peatbog Faeries; Manran; Old Blind Dogs; Peat & Diesel... and more to come!

    This is such good news. One of my absolute favourites ❤️

    They are fantastic - Can't wait to see them!🎶

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    Great news. Can’t wait!

    Hurray hurray!!!!

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    Just gets better and better.....

    Kat Percy Rattler Ben Millier

    Good news. How about Anxo Lorenzo who is playing London in January


    Jim Irvine ❤️

    Jonathan Coppock

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