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Wickham 2017 is “best yet”

This year’s Wickham Festival has been declared the biggest and best yet after breaking box office records.

Tankus The Henge … energetic as always!

More than 20,000 music fans poured into the tiny Hampshire village to see the likes KT Tunstall, 10CC, Show of Hands and the Levellers.

The event endured a difficult start as unprecedented rain turned the site into a quagmire just hours before it was due to open.

Many other festivals might have cancelled – Hope and Glory was called off in Liverpool this weekend – but organisers refused to be beaten and staff worked tirelessly to not only get the event on but to turn it into a triumph.

Organiser Peter Chegwyn said:  “We have had a fantastic festival; the feedback has been phenomenal.

The Peatbog Faeries

“We had a few issues with the weather but we overcame them and really turned it around. We have had so much praise from people who loved it and really appreciated our efforts. I really must thank all the crew and backstage staff who were magnificent.

“We had record ticket sales and a lot of those were first-timers many of whom have already told us they will be back next year which is really gratifying after all our hard work.”

As a thank you, fans who attended the festival can save £60 on an adult weekend season ticket for August 2-5 next year if they buy before Tuesday August 15 at the reduced rate of £100 or £50 for children aged 10-16. Under 10’s will again get free admission.

Chegwyn added: “It is our way of rewarding those who came this year and put up with the mud on the opening day. Many festivals would have cancelled but we spent more than £30,000 to get the event on.

“We brought in diggers to clear the mud, tractors to tow vehicles and we covered the site in straw – and it worked. The fields there are remarkably quick to drain and it was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the festival. Our reward genuinely is to see so many happy, smiling faces.

“We had some fantastic bands and for the first time we introduced a late night comedy stage which was a big success. We brought in Tom Walker aka internet sensation Jonathan Pie and that proved so popular we had to put his Q&A on the second stage.

“The bands all said how much they enjoyed playing here and what a good time they had and much they valued our hard work. We were delighted to see so many people having such a good time. We look forward to welcoming them back next summer.”

Weekend tickets for August 2-5, 2018 cost £160. Those aged 10-16 get in for half price with Under 10’s admitted free. Those renewing by cheque or cash before August 15 will save £60 on an adult weekend ticket, online renewals save £50.

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For those who enjoyed The SAS Band (Spike's All Stars) at our 2016 Wickham Festival, they're at G-Live in Guildford on Saturday 1st December following an extra show at The Brook in Southampton on Wed, 28th Nov, (Thur. 29th now sold-out). ... See MoreSee Less

For those who enjoyed The SAS Band (Spikes All Stars) at our 2016 Wickham Festival, theyre at G-Live in Guildford on Saturday 1st December following an extra show at The Brook in Southampton on Wed, 28th Nov, (Thur. 29th now sold-out).

 

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Any chance of booking them for 2019, can’t make any of those dates 😢

An acoustic music venue with a fireplace at its centre, the kettle always simmering to make cups of tea, a piano, musicians, story tellers & more. The Magic Teapot will be at Wickham for the 1st time in 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

An acoustic music venue with a fireplace at its centre, the kettle always simmering to make cups of tea, a piano, musicians, story tellers & more.  The Magic Teapot will be at Wickham for the 1st time in 2019.

 

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Here's a link to The Magic Teapot Facebook page: www.facebook.com/magicteapotvenue/

Had this at bearded theory this year in the campsite and it was a nightmare as bongos etc going all through the night, they have put a curfew on bongo's 10pm next year due to number of complaints.

That won't be needed if the temperature is anything like this year!!

Sounds good. Imagine it will be very busy

Beautiful singer Brodie MurrayMurray would be fab here video will follow x

Melanie Parker, I’m Genuinely excited by this news 😁

I’m liking the idea.

Can’t wait! Xxx

NICE 😀😀😀😀

Corniche Wah Plumridge your fave place 🤭

Adrian Dyer think this is what I told u about

Sarat Jones thought of you x

Great idea

Ben Millier Sean Carey

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Another artist confirmed for the 2019 Wickham Festival. American blues legend Lil' Jimmy Reed, the last of the original Louisiana bluesmen, will be appearing with his band on Friday 2nd August 2019. liljimmyreed.com/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rso3WeEYkALil Jimmy Reed - Hoochie Coochie Man at the Edinburgh Blues Club, Voodoo Rooms , Sept 17th 2015 ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic we look forward to seeing him.

A legend......

Gary Urwin

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Great new video from Winters Hill who've performed at past Wickham Festivals and provided the soundtrack to our official 2016 Wickham Festival video. www.facebook.com/wintershillband/videos/1707498869360323/

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For all Americana and Country fans 🌵

🔥🔥‘The War Lover’ Video! ❤️❤️

Please share 😀😀 Enjoy! 🌵

Stream on Spotify 👇🏼

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Thanks to // The Wedgewood Rooms // BBC Music Introducing
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