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 delighted to announce that 16-times GRAMMY Award winner Jerry Douglas, one of the world's finest dobro & lap steel guitar players, will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sat. 3rd Aug. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    He's played & recorded with Paul Simon; Eric Clapton; James Taylor; Alison Krauss; Elvis Costello and The Transatlantic Sessions. You can read about this remarkable musician here: jerrydouglas.com/bio/

    Fabulous news. We look forward to hearing him. We’d have also liked to see award winning blues guitarist Dom Martin in the lineup. Hopefully one year.

    You really have to see this guy,along with the other musicians he will be bringing along...World Class stuff....

    Never heard of them but now I will get a chance to hear just what has made them a 16 times Grammy winner. Cool. 😎

    I have 4x tickets for sale

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    We're delighted to announce that 16-times GRAMMY Award winner Jerry Douglas, one of the world's finest dobro & lap steel guitar players, will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sat. 3rd Aug. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast!

    After announcing the great American singer Curtis Stigers for the Wickham Music Festival yesterday we'll be announcing another great American musician this evening (Tuesday). A clue. He's a 14-times Grammy Award winner. Any guesses?

    We're delighted to announce that the great American singer & jazz musician Curtis Stigers will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sunday 4th August.

    Day & weekend tickets now onsale http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    Newly confirmed. Widely regarded as one of the world's finest exponents of Scottish Harp (clarsach) Rachel Hair accompanied by guitarist Ron Jappy will play Wickham Friday 2nd August joining @Suzi_Quatro @SethLakemanNews Day & weekend tickets now onsale http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    Change-of-date. 17-year-old Irish country blues sensation Muireann Bradley will now appear on Friday 2nd Aug. instead of Sunday 4th Aug. Anyone wishing to change day tickets please email eastfest@talk21.com

    Top Scottish Celtic-rock bands @ManranOfficial @RURAband award-winning singer-songwriters @KatherinePriddy @jimmoray shanty singers @TheLongestJohns & 17-year-old Irish country blues singer Muireann Bradley are among the latest artists confirmed for this year's #WickhamFestival.