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Wickham Festival – COVID-19 UPDATE

Hello! The Prime Minister has announced the closure of all public entertainment venues for the foreseeable future. Assuming this ban is relaxed at some point before early August the Wickham Festival will be ON. Given our August dates are still 20 weeks away we hope the peak of the pandemic will be over by then and you will be able to leave your homes and enjoy yourselves again listening to the likes of Van Morrison, The Waterboys and many more.

Even if the ever-changing circumstances forced us to postpone to next year, your ticket money is safe. All who’ve bought tickets would be able to carry their tickets forward, or seek a refund if Government policy or the ongoing pandemic forced us to cancel. But we hope that won’t happen!

If you’ve yet to buy tickets you can do so here. You can still save Β£30 on every adult 4-day season ticket if you book before the end of May. We rely on ticket sales to cover our costs of keeping the Festival going so do please support us.

Many events taking place earlier this summer are having to cancel but we still hope to give you the best Festival possible in five months time. We’ll be providing additional resources such as free hand sanitiser and lockers where you can not only re-charge laptops & phones but also sanitise them at the same time.

In these uncertain & worrying times we wish you well and hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.

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    Great new video from Graham Nash urging everyone to stay home and stay safe. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROCzHRzHYdM ... See MoreSee Less

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    This was a Highlight for me from Last Year's Festival, Could not belive the Sound it was Amazing πŸ‘Œ

    That made me properly smile for the first time in days. Thank you Wickham and thank you Mr Nash .

    For me too. The Graham Nash and Judy Collins double header made that first night really special

    He was amazing last yr. Thank you for sharing. Paul Meredith listen to this and set what you missed. Xx

    He was fantastic last year!

    Yeah, he was brilliant

    Liz Ferla xx

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    St Nicholas Church at Wickham looking lovely in Wednesday's sunshine. As Revd. Jane who took the photo said: 'I never thought I'd be able to take a photo standing in the middle of the usually busy A32'. Lockdown has some benefits! ... See MoreSee Less

    St Nicholas Church at Wickham looking lovely in Wednesdays sunshine.  As Revd. Jane who took the photo said: I never thought Id be able to take a photo standing in the middle of the usually busy A32.  Lockdown has some benefits!

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    I've rung there when visiting Wickham Folk Festival... lovely ring, church, and welcome x

    ...and what a lovely pollution free sky too x

    It is a lovely church with a huge amount of history.

    Everyday of Festival last year, had a Walk down and and sat with a Coffee looking across to Church, still πŸ™ I can Again this Year 😎

    Never thought I would see so many parking spaces in the square πŸ˜€

    What a lovely looking church

    Diocese of Portsmouth

    Chelsea Grant ❀

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    Lovely video. Kinda appropriate right now. Great music brings people together, bridging what divides us and inspiring us through dark times. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xjPODksI08 ... See MoreSee Less

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    Two artists we've tried to book over the years, so far without success, are Joan Baez & John Prine. John is critically ill on a ventilator thanks to Covid-19. Here's Joan signing his song Hello In There. Get well soon John. ❀️

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJPvc5vvKY4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0vK_mJ4-SX-gbE_Y7MkIE0cYlifh2kuJu...
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    Many years ago I gate crashed John Prine's 50th birthday party, I was hitch hiking down through the American south back in 1996... Got to Nashville, walked into a bar and there he was celebrating in the back room with a whole load of his musician friends, including Nanci Griffith if I remember rightly.. Good times... long ago... Get well soon buddy!

    Oh nooooo, John! Bad news, that. He cancelled his gig at Bridgewater Hall about a month ago. Would have loved to see him. Thanks for sharing this Janey, will have a listen now xxx

    Anne Stephenson, Sian Aubrey. πŸ’œπŸ™

    Shari DensonπŸ’—

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