Wickham Festival News

Two festivals for the price of one!

Wickham Music Festival 2022 is just days away but before then, on the Wednesday and Thursday daytime, our festival site is also being used for an exciting new Ideas Festival.

Ideas Festival is for creatives, disruptors, business owners and their teams and also those who are passionate about making the world a better place.

Speakers include Steven Bartlett of Dragons Den along with the founders of Calm, King of Shaves, Phones4U with sessions from TikTok, public speaking workshops, pilates, food & drink samples from the finest independents, sustainable start-up pitching, a boujee car boot sale, latte art master-classes, music and much more.

Anyone buying a weekend season ticket for the Wickham Music Festival can also gain free entry to the new Ideas Festival. That’s two festivals for the price of one! Note: If you’ve already bought a Music Festival Weekend Season Ticket, you will also be able to gain free entry to the new Ideas Festival on Wednesday/Thursday.

We’re also pleased to have our Acoustic Stage sponsored by The Guitar Store from Southampton again this year. We’ve just added stage times to our line up page.Β  Some great up-and-coming acoustic artists appearing there all weekend.

A stunning aerial view as this year’s Wickham Festival site starts to take shape.

Festival Tickets Selling Fast!

Day & Weekend tickets for next weekend’s Music Festival are selling fast. Have you got yours yet? It’s going to be one of our best-ever Wickham Festivals on our newly grassed fields in glorious sunshine (the long-range weather forecast is fab). Tickets can be purchased here or in person from The Square Cow, The Square, Wickham. Tickets cost from just Β£50 a day and there are no extra booking fees.

Unused Tickets from 2021

Please note that if you are planning to attend with an unused ticket from 2020/2021, those tickets will NOT gain you entry to this year’s Festival. You need to return unused tickets to us via eastfest@tpalk21.com by Wednesday evening so we can send you new ‘rollover’ tickets for 2022.

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    Seen in East London. We've booked Ronnie Lane's band Slim Chance several times. They're great! Have you any photos of other roads named after musicians? ... See MoreSee Less

    Seen in East London.  Weve booked Ronnie Lanes band Slim Chance several times.  Theyre great!  Have you any photos of other roads named after musicians?

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    Here's another. Heinz Burt Close in Eastleigh. Named after Heinz, the former bass player of The Tornados (famed for their hit Telstar)

    Not named after me as such, but I’ve dj’d the silent disco the last 2 years for Bug Beats Events at the Wickham Music Festival! 🀣🀣

    There's Charles Watts Way at Hedge end of course

    Hi Pete. Did you see my email. Croft No 5 have reformed!! 😊

    I saw Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance in 1976 in the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm. What a great band.

    Marylebone, London

    As part of the 'other festival' in Pilton you will find a new road Maggies Farm, not a band member but of course from Bobs tune.

    OK - I need to get out more! Here’s a little something to fulfil the request!

    Ash Smither

    Can't remember where this was now but great name 🀭

    Of course its Swansea so it may be the Welsh Dylan

    Spotted this in Partinico, Sicily.

    In his home town of Paisley.

    Not a road name, but Billy Bragg Bicycles sign in Gillingham is one I remember from childhood. Obviously not that Billy Bragg!

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    Great to meet up with The Magic Teapot crew at The Showman's Show today and confirm that The Magic Teapot will be back at Wickham next summThe Magic Teapotvenue ... See MoreSee Less

    Great to meet up with The Magic Teapot crew at The Showmans Show today and confirm that The Magic Teapot will be back at Wickham next summer.  https://www.facebook.com/magicteapotvenue

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    Yay!! My favourite place

    I hope so… best place to be at the end of an awesome day!

    That is great news, just love the Magic Teapot vibe. The coffee’s great too ❀️

    Love The Magic Teapot it’s my festival happy place

    Fab!! Loved ending the evening here, chatting to a few people or just listening 😊

    This is great news xx

    The best place to be for singing and tea!

    Excellent especially the young lad.

    I ❀️ The Magic Teapot

    Great news

    Music to my ears ❀️

    Look good Peter

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    Thank you to everyone who supported Matthew Bannister on his walk from Wickham Festival to Folk East and helped to raise a fantastic Β£18,014 for the charity 'Help Musicians'.We've done the sums, and from your donations and t-shirt purchases you raised a staggering Β£18,014 for Help Musicians!

    Thank you so much both for supporting us on this adventure, and for supporting the musicians making the music which brings such joy to our lives
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    Thank you to everyone who supported Matthew Bannister on his walk from Wickham Festival to Folk East and helped to raise a fantastic Β£18,014 for the charity Help Musicians.

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    Amazing effort. Well done Matthew!

    Absolute amazing congratulations and well done πŸ‘

    That is a incredible amount Congratulations

    Fab job!

    Fabulous !!

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