Wickham Festival News

This time next week – Sunday 6th August 2017

In exactly 7 days we’ll be looking forward to a full day of entertainment to bring Wickam Festival 2017 to a close. And what a line up! Festival favourites Winters Hill will be opening The All Time Grates Stage at midday whilst Ray Cooper will be opening The Hapi Festival Stage.


He’ll be followed by BeX who has a busy weekend lined up. She’ll be heading straight to Wickham having performed on the BBC Introducing Solent stage at Shepards Warf Marina the day before. We always like to try something new and will be welcoming The Electric Swing Circus to The Hapi Festival Stage at 3pm. Fronted by an engaging female double-act, they combine electro beats, gypsy-jazz guitar, vintage samples, electric double bass, keys, live drums and dirty synths.

Another act with energetic stage presence is Tankus the Henge, taking to The All Time Grates Stage at 5.15pm to kick off our evening. They’ve toured America and Europe with a steaming piano in tow.

Meanwhile on The Hapi Festival Stage Gaz Brookfield will be making his Wickham debut. The last few years have seen him play at over 100 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, and many more. This has firmly cemented him as an acoustic / folk festival favourite and we just couldn’t miss him out of our super Sunday line up to make it a day to remember!

Another performer sure to make an impression is John Otway. He’ll be on The Hapi Festival Stage at 7.15pm. With his surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona he’ll fit right into the Wickham atmosphere…

To wrap up our evening on The All Time Grates Stage we have Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band and Peatbog Faeries. Here they are at Wickham Festival 2011…

This is just a taster of our line up for next Sunday, we hope you’ll join us! Our glamping tents are now all up. Our tented camping fields are all grass and in tip-top condition despite all the recent rain.

Our glamping field looking green and ready for 2017

We also have a mixed camping field for groups of friends wishing to camp together in a mix of tents and vans.  Space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.  See you in 4 days!!!

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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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    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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    One of the world's finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out 'The Game Revisited'. Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football. ... See MoreSee Less

    One of the worlds finest photographers of football and festivals, Stuart Clarke, has a new book out The Game Revisited.  Stuart will be at Wickham on Saturday 3rd August giving an illustrated talk on his 30 year career photographing the British love of football.

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    Richard Hall

    Helen Haigh this is a must!

    Andy Whittingham

    Do you have a time and venue please ⚽ ♥ 🎶 ♥

    Bet Helen can’t wait!

    Elizabeth Bailey ?

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