Wickham Festival News

Travel & Camping for Wickham Festival 2019

Campsites open from 12 noon Wednesday and from 10am Thursday. We have an extra 28 acres of wonderful grassed fields this year so all camping is on grass… none
on stubble. All campsites will be well signposted so please follow the signs on arrival.

Sat Nav – PO17 5HD

If travelling on Wednesday, please note there are road works with 3-way traffic lights at the junction of the A32 (from the M27 junction 11) and the A334 with some delays. The road works are being suspended from Thursday for the duration of the Festival.

There’s an extra free concert for early arrivals on Wednesday evening at Wickham Community Centre in Mill Lane, Wickham featuring Alistair Russell, Alan Burke, Rachel Newton and The Godel Trio. Doors from 7pm, music from 7.30pm – 11pm. Free entry with food and drink available.

We have a Canadian food outlet on our new camping fields which will be open on Wednesday evening. There are also some excellent pubs, bistros and restaurants in
The Square, Wickham serving food until late on Wednesday evening. Please note food won’t be available in our arena on Wednesday, the arena opens on Thursday afternoon.

On arrival, please have your camping tickets available for inspection. You can set-up camp before swapping your tickets for wristbands from the Festival Box Office on
Thursday. Programmes will be on sale Wednesday afternoon on our campsites and from the Box Office by the arena entrance on Thursday.

We have divided our camping fields into areas for ‘Caravans & Motorhomes’, ‘Tented Camping’, ‘Disabled Camping’, ‘Quiet Camping’ etc. We also have a ‘Mixed Camping’ area where groups wishing to camp in a mix of tents and vehicles can camp together. Please ensure whoever arrives first saves enough room for those arriving later.

You’ll be handed a letter on arrival with a few tips on camping and the Festival generally. Please read it! The letter also contains a 24/7 Emergency Phone Number. On the back is a booking form for ‘earlybird’ tickets for next year. You can save a whopping Β£80 on every adult ticket for 2020 if you book before leaving this year’s Festival.

Please note it’s a little further to walk from our new camping fields to the arena. We hope the grass instead of stubble makes this worthwhile. You do have to cross
the main Winchester Road but we will have a pedestrian crossing point with temporary traffic lights from Thursday to Sunday, manned by professional traffic marshals from
8am to 2am daily. There’s then a pedestrian ‘short-cut’ to our arena entrance. You do NOT need to walk along the main road to Blind Lane unless heading for the village.

From Thursday to Sunday we will have a free shuttle bus service linking all campsites with the Festival arena, Wickham Community Centre and the village centre.
The buses will run at 15 minute intervals from 8.30am to 5pm daily.

Lastly, if you’ve to buy tickets but are thinking of travelling, day and weekend tickets are still on sale from our website and will be available on the gate except for Sunday
day tickets which are now completely sold-out.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend of magical music in beautiful scenic surroundings. Safe journey.

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    Newly confirmed. The inimitable John Otway Band will be at Wickham next summer on Sat. 3rd Aug. Same night as Skipinnish & Tanjus the Henge. You can still save Β£70 on 4-day earlybird weekend tickets via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets if you book before Xmas. ... See MoreSee Less

    Newly confirmed.  The inimitable John Otway Band will be at Wickham next summer on Sat. 3rd Aug.  Same night as Skipinnish & Tanjus the Henge.  You can still save Β£70 on 4-day earlybird weekend tickets via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets if you book before Xmas.

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    Great stuff so far, thank you! Only a handful of acts and I'm already worrying about clashes in stage times ;) Got one of the early EarlyBird tickets and Glamping ...so very happy so far...this'll be my 5th Wickham, you never disappoint :)

    The line up is looking so good!

    Please, I beg you, don't put Tankus and John on different stages at the same time ;)

    Had legit no idea who he was last time but dad said id like him so i went and listened. Laughed so hard my ribs hurt cant wait for round 2

    How about Hawkwind great festival band.

    *Tankus* the Henge!

    Brilliant, I look forward to seeing him.

    Madder Mill Molly I think there'll be a few of us at this one πŸ™‚

    OMG ... this is shaping up to be the best line up ever! Will have Beware of the Flowers as an earworm for the foreseeable future, but that's a price worth paying 😁

    Martin Turners Wishbone Ash, Focus, Turin Brakes, Los Pacaminos, Albert Lee

    Wickham Music Festival Any chance of booking Attila too? And yes, I know I'm being greedy

    Is he bringing Wild Willy Barrett? 😳😳😳

    oh joy, rock royalty

    Wickham Music Festival - thank you again. Any chance of The Devil's Prefects and JollyRoger?

    Colin Foster

    How about the Longest John’s The Longest Johns also Carlos Núñez back again with a brand new album #CelticSea which he’ll be showcasing at Celtic Connections

    Paul Day 😁

    Any chance of getting Doris Brendel. Rick Parfitt Jnr and The RPJ Band. Clive Jackson. Nell Bryden, or even Kim Thompsett

    Track Dogs said they hadn't heard yet - but were up for performing again. Is that possible?

    Sonia Adams Mell Gardner Andy Hawkins Colin Lacey Paul Ratcliffe

    Steve Rossi

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    Newly confirmed. 3 Daft Monkeys will be at our 2024 Wickham Festival on Fri., Aug. 2. Other bands already confirmed inc. Tankus the Henge; Skipinnish; & The Men They Couldn't Hang. More to be announced shortly. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

    Newly confirmed.  3 Daft Monkeys will be at our 2024 Wickham Festival on Fri., Aug. 2. Other bands already confirmed inc. Tankus the Henge; Skipinnish; & The Men They Couldnt Hang.  More to be announced shortly.  www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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    We can not wait, we love Wickham Music Festival xxxxx

    Great so far! Please get Tide Lines back!

    Excellent!

    Excellent 🀘🀘

    Brilliant 😍

    Brilliant festival Wickham Music Festival

    Can we have the SAS band and Alabama 3 back please πŸ™

    Brilliant band! 😊

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    Love 3DM first saw them 23 years ago doing a street fair in Evershot, Dorset. Have seen them every year since a great lively band and very Wickham

    Can’t wait to volunteer again 😊

    Awesome!!! Got my ticket months ago, so am so excited!! xx

    This just gets better and better. When are you going to announce the Second Coming of Warren Zevon, who will be headlining on Sunday !!!!!! Four acts announced, albums by three in my collection......That's what makes Wickham such a wonderful festival and the musical highlight of my year......!!

    Yusss!

    Another fantastic band! Thank you πŸ™‚

    Happy days!

    Can’t wait

    I love it when these announcements start. I don't know this band but it gives me a chance to start researching. So looking forward to Wickham Music Festival August 2024. Tickets bought in August 23!

    How long are the Early Bird tickets on for? I'm trying to round up several others but I don't want to miss out while others dither Wickham Music Festival

    So happy that 3 Daft Monkeys Are at Wickham next year. They were awesome at South Petherton earlier this year 😊

    Yay πŸ˜ƒ

    Yessss, excellent, one of my favourites😁

    Great craic are those 3 Daft Monkeys.

    Megan James Astrid must be thrilled with the line up so far for Wickham! All her favs x

    excellent news three daft monkeys

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    Pleased to confirm that The Men They Couldn't Hang will be back at Wickham in 2024 as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. Always a great live band. ... See MoreSee Less

    Pleased to confirm that The Men They Couldnt Hang will be back at Wickham in 2024 as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.  Always a great live band.

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    Great news!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

    I would appreciate Graham Nash again, sadly never got to see him in 2018, but completely understand if he’s out of budget

    Great stuff !!! Thanks !! Pamela Horrigan

    Excellent news! My favourite band and my favourite festival!

    Great news!

    Great news!

    Great live act well done

    Thats just great news !!!!

    Always a good slot!

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    Fantastic - very much looking forward to seeing them

    Which night are they playing ?

    Great 😊

    YAY - thank you Wickham Music Festival πŸ₯°

    Simon Tremlett ..this year we are going !

    Excellent. Have booked for the Shepherd's Bush Gala night and for Barnoldswick but you just can't have too much of a great thing......Must say, it's all going rather well for Wickham 2024, but then we KNEW it would! What delights are to be revealed in the coming days, I wonder...??

    Deirdre Arthur

    Yay. Well happy.

    Woo hoo!

    Yay!!!

    Tmtch and tankus? Looking like its going to be a great year so far

    Any more confirmed yet?

    Ooh amazing news.

    Steven C Turner

    Great addition Wickham Music Festival! How about Dropkick Murphys or Greg Graffin? And please NO tribute bands. Each time a tribute band plays at a festival, it takes a slot away from those creating something original.

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