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Wickham Festival 2022 – Day 2

It is hard to believe the Saw Doctors have not played a festival for 10 years judging by the way they rocked Wickham.

After a five-year hiatus, the Irish band swapped their beloved N17 for the M27 to play a UK festival exclusive – and it was like they had never been away with the fans singing along to every word.

The Saw Doctors take a bow after wowing Wickham

The boys from Tuam were on top form, belting out all their most popular songs with their trademark infectious enthusiasm to make it a proper party.

They even briefly went into a random rendition of the Match of the Day theme tune as they closed with Hay Wrap aided by former Waterboy Steve Wickham who also guested on N17 and Joyce Country Ceilidh Band.

It was clear just how much it meant to them to be back at a festival – and Wickham in particular.

Singer Leo Moran said: “It is fantastic to be back and we were thrilled to be asked to come to Wickham by the brilliant Peter Chegwyn. We’ve been playing festivals for him for many years and he always puts on a great event.”

The Saw Doctors

The 90-minute set left the fans on a real high especially following on from the high-octane show from Skinny Lister who were also clearly loving Wickham’s unique atmosphere.

The band went all out and got the Big Top bouncing – a sharp contrast to the much more mellow mood on the other main stage where Martha Wainwright and then Rumer were perfection personified with their smooth sets encapsulating their delightful voices and the richness of their songs.

And there is still so much more to come with Saturday again providing very different music in each tent.

One has a much more raucous and edgy feel with the Undertones, the Dhol Foundation, Ferocious Dog and the Levellers; the other has a more traditional folk feel with Spiers and Boden, Show of Hands and Breabach.

The Saw Doctors

It will be a second appearance in as many days for Steve Knightley who also had a solo slot to perform his eagerly-anticipated and very moving Song for Wickham.

Tickets are available online or at the ticket office on site (cash only). Please only buy from recognised official sources as scammers have been selling the same ticket multiple times, often claiming theyΒ  suddenly they cannot get to the festival.

Anyone genuinely unable to attend can give or sell tickets to family or friends but we cannot give refunds or rollovers.

With glorious weather forecast and two days of high quality music still to come, you don’t want to miss out.

 

 

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

    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!

    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

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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

    Nice!

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    Delighted to announce that top Scottish band Skipinnish are newly confirmed for the 2024 Wickham Festival on Sat. 3 Aug. Same day as Tankus the Henge. Lots more artists being announced this week. Earlybird tickets still available via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    Hurrah. My favourite

    Superb. One of my absolute favourites......Thanks Peter and Team! Starting to drool already.....

    Saw them at the Brook last month and now looking g forward to seeing g them again at Wickham πŸ₯³

    Please consider Robert Plants Saving Grace, his latest project which is very folk based.

    Jim Irvine

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