Wickham Festival News

Wakey wakey Wickham

It’s exactly two weeks until the music starts!

For early risers, we’ll be opening the arena from 8am this year to weekend season ticket holders. There are breakfasts available plus some morning activities including yoga, Folk Orc workshops and informal ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions and workshops with the likes of Wizz Jones.  This does not include Thursday morning, so those arriving on Wednesday can have a lie in after our free concert at The Wickham Centre or having a drink at the festival bars which will be open on Wednesday evening whilst we finish off the site build.

Yoga will take place at 10am – 11am Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Please note that camping tickets are sold out although there are still some very limited 6 person glamping tents available here:


Day & weekend tickets are still available!

For those who enjoy Shanty singing, we’ve three groups of Shanty singers on Saturday afternoon; Shirley Knot, Alternative Quay, and Portsmouth Shanty Men. Plus traditional Morris Dancers on Saturday & Sunday afternoons.


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We're pleased to announce the first headliners for our Village Stage at the 2019 Wickham Festival: Dreadzone on Friday 2nd August and The Afro Celt Sound System on Saturday 3rd August www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZvs37c1KuEA WOMAD 2017 highlight for me - Afro Celt Sound System's headline performance on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage at WOMAD Charlton Park 2017. What a pa... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 crackers to start with 🎉

I fort they cost to much

Are you getting Patch and the Giant this year

I’m gonna put on my Iron shirt! 👍🙌🙌

Wow !!

Ellie Ford line up!

Dale Wesley Calderbank

Ben Millier Sean Carey 😍😍😍

Pete Ferns

Edward Coppock Harriet Mary Helen Coppock

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For those who remember energetic Derby-based folk punk band The Newcranes from the 1990s, they've announced tonight they're re-forming and will be at the Wickham Festival next summer. www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvD2MVXDTbs"Theme" by Disbanded Derby band (The) Newcranes. As far as i can tell this album is no longer in print, and the band are long since disbanded, so i thought i... ... See MoreSee Less

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Ben Millier Sean Carey sound good to me

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Hopefully we'll soon have a new graphic with '2019' added. It was time to remove the old graphic showing '2018'. Lots of artists for next year's Festival to be confirmed over the coming week.

Tom Robinson, one of the stars of this year's Wickham Festival, is at The 1865 in Southampton this Saturday, 20th October. Tickets onsale from www.the1865.com ... See MoreSee Less

Tom Robinson, one of the stars of this years Wickham Festival, is at The 1865 in Southampton this Saturday, 20th October.  Tickets onsale from www.the1865.com


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I saw him at the Gaumont in 1979!! I’m so old...

Did anyone see Tom Robinson in the CD tent at this year's festival proudly wearing his 'B*ll*cks to Brexit' badge?

My first live gig. The Gaumont (now Mayflower) in Southampton in the late 70s

-didn’t know he was a musician

Saw him in Brighton in a relatively small venue in ‘78 - came out and wrung my shirt out! The whole place was pogoing, we were so tightly packed in there was no choice once it started. Bloody brilliant!! Still rates as the most exciting gig I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot over the years. Looking forward to Saturday!!

The Undertones are playing in Southampton next year too 😊

We are going because we saw him at our first Wickham Festival which was this year!!

Everyone you must go saw him a week ago in Brighton. Absolutely amazing.

We’re seeing him at a concert in Emsworth next May 😄

See ya there!


Yahoo - were going Louise Carver💛☺

I remember buying this album. It came with a free stencil, which consequently got used with spray paint on a lot of walls 😂😂 #upagainstthewall

Typical! I’m away this weekend so can’t go

Would love to but have to be else where, he is good as relevant now as he was in the winter of 79

Thank God it's Tom Robinson not Tommy Robinson 😃😃😃

Hayley Mallett this is not fair lol

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