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Welcoming Johnny Kalsi as Wickham Festival Patron

We’re delighted to say that the wonderful Johnny Kalsi of The Dhol Foundation and The Afro Celt Sound System has agreed to be our first-ever Festival Patron. Johnny has performed at Wickham in several guises over the years and says he loves our Festival.

Johnny Kalsi of The Dhol Foundation @ Wickham Festival 2017

Johnny commented:
After being associated with Wickham Festival for many years, it’s an honour to become the first Patron/Ambassador of this Incredible family festival that has been voted the best Family Festival in the UK. I feel proud to wave the Wickham Festival Flag and I sincerely hope to uphold the reputation of the festival as the “Face of Wickham Festival”.

In his role as Festival Patron Johnny will not only be performing with The Dhol Foundation as our Friday night Village Stage headliners in 2020 but will also be arranging a special Dhol Foundation DJ Set on the Saturday plus an afternoon Bhangra Dance workshop.

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