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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Yet another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2019. TradArrr will perform on Friday 2nd August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=agGiGpCfybATRAD arrr. NOTTTAMUN TOWN/ PRETTY POLLY live at Cropredy 2015 ... See MoreSee Less

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Now we are talking.. Great band.. Tea towels not bad either !

Brilliant news! Wtg Peter!

Yet another great artist confirmed for this year's Wickham Festival. Singer-songwriter Gordon Haskell will be appearing on Friday 2nd August www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sraxf1U6EITrack taken from live DVD "The Road To Harry's Bar" released in 2005 via Metal Mind Productions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant addition to an already great line up.

Another great live band confirmed for this year's Wickham Festival. By popular request we're delighted to say that The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican will be appearing at Wickham on Friday 2nd August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwPjEZo-NsY&start_radio=1&list=RDGwPjEZo-NsYThe finale of The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican's set live at Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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We can't wait. Get your party pants on muddy funsters

If you haven't seen them play live before, you are in for a treat. If I had a pound for everytime I'd seen them, I'd have in excess of £23 by now 😎

Seen a few times & are excellent :- Hilary Cross

about time

Can't see this band too often and a festival is their natural environment 😍😍

Brilliant news.

Izzy Drury Robbie Arnold 🎶

Annette Lawrence

Yay!!!

Claire, you will have to watch this band. Brilliant at Cropredy last year! 🙂

Yes yes yes!!!!

Grrreeeaaatt!

Ade Bracewell ??

Sean Carey!! These were the peeps you showed me from beautiful days right???

Anna Doswell it only gets better

Brilliant at Cropredy last year. A great show..and very funny too 😂

They are hilarious!!!! Cx

Excellent news. Just sad that Maart won't be there.

Dale Wesley Calderbank, you'll love these! Watch till the end 😊

Well done Wickham 👍 bostin

New to me. Having watched the clip, we're in for some fun!!

Thats great..... ihope we dont drop the boat like watchet did last year...

I do like a bit of old tyme rap😎😎

Tune

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We're just starting to book our food & drink stalls for this year's Wickham Festival. What food would you like to see at Wickham 2019? ... See MoreSee Less

Were just starting to book our food & drink stalls for this years Wickham Festival.  What food would you like to see at Wickham 2019?

 

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A proper fruit stall, like a market stall as opposed to people selling a single slice of watermelon for £3! So you can buy a bunch of bananas, half a dozen apples, bunch of grapes etc.

Oh, and I think we say this every year, could you please double your order of the rhubarb cider as it always runs out :-D

The cheese on toast guy please

More vegan/healthier options please, as well as Bunnychow

bit more catering for people on diets would be nice but generally very happy with quality and variety on offer

Please can you think about a healthier option? Thanks

Vegan and veggie please and more breaky places 😍 I bloody love the south African chilli stall too

Falafels, vegetarian, vegan would be great.

Really good Mac and cheese would be a hit for us 😃

Twisted Tea Rooms Please!!!

Vegan stalls and Pieminister.😋

Toasted sandwich stall please

Hope the Paellaria is back. Always superb and lovely people

Nearly everything suggested below is carb heavy - lots of us on low carb ways of eating now. Last year there was nothing I could buy that was not carb heavy - be great if there was more choices this year that were not chips, rice, potatoes or bread or pulses.

The sausage and mash guy was brilliant when I last attended!

Pie and mash is always good and cheese on toast please 😁😁

Smoothies & shakes would be good & maybe a fruit stall.

The South African chilli stall, please!

The Pan de Mania pizza people please!

More vegetarian options.

Hit me up with the Bunny Chow!

Also the place that does Thai tapas :)

A good quality pie or cornish pasty stall or a good hog roast.

Bennett’s fish and chips again please! The best fish and chips I’ve ever had at an event! 😋

You did really well with gluten free options last year so, as a coeliac, more of the same would be good. I completely understand the call for vegan too, but my experience of vegan outside catering is that tends to be mutually exclusive with GF :-(

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Another great live band confirmed for Wickham 2019. Skinny Lister will be kicking up a storm on our Village Stage on Thursday 1st August. www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjmBoL9fn7QTaken from the album ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’, released on Xtra Mile Recordings. Filmed at Club Quattro, Shibuya, Tokyo by OneLungKenny Pre-order Down On ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Oooh, we're seeing them at the 1865 in Southampton in a couple of months. Please tell me you're booking Holy Moly and the Crackersss again as they're supporting Skinny Lister on their tour?

Helen Haigh Ian Haigh I’m so excited, saw them supporting Frank Turner and they were amazing!!! Seeing them at the 1865 in March!

Seeing them at Incider Festival 1-3 Feb in Weston Super Mare

Whaaaaaaaat!

Still adding some top quality stuff here - Beans on Toast by any chance?

EPIC Any news on the Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican?

Matt might have to go for the day x

Yur Mum are v good

They remind me of the Cropdusters another excellent band

Dale Wesley Calderbank

Alex Mulchrone 😲😲

Skinny Lister, seeing them twice this year, don’t mind if I do, great band

Kat Sean 👌👌

Amazing! So excited about this 😍

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