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Wickham Festival – Day three review

The Wickham Festival was touched by greatness as Van Morrison showed just why he is one of the biggest names in rock music.

The evergreen icon turned in a supremely slick set to reinforce his status as one of the most talented and influential artists of his generation.

Van Morrison

Polished, professional and powerful, he delivered a superb string of songs including an array of his best-known hits with Brown Eyed Girl a clear favourite with the crowd who gave him a rapturous reception which lasted long after his abrupt departure.

It was a tough act to follow but Deacon Blue managed it with a lively set, topped by their huge hit Real Gone Kid which had the Big Top dancing.

The band were clearly delighted to be back playing live after lockdown and their joy was infectious as they engaged fully with the audience.

It rounded off a super Saturday which saw the dulcet tones of Moya Brennan lead into the usual high quality setlist from Wickham favourite Seth Lakeman.

Deacon Blue

He was followed by another huge name in the music industry as Nick Lowe played a sublime solo set with his backing band unable to travel because of Covid.

Like many artists at Wickham, it was his first gig following lockdown and he confessed to being a little nervous – but you would never have known as he delighted the crowd with some huge hits.

But it was Van the Man most had come to see, making it a tough gig for some excellent artists on the Quay West Stage where Eliza Carthy and the Restitute Band were on top form along with Merry Hell on what was truly a memorable day.

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Nick Lowe
Deacon Blue
Van Morrison
Van Morrison

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    Newly confirmed. The Trouble Notes will be at Wickham on Sunday 7th Aug. 2022 (They were due to be with us in 2021 but Covid prevented international travel). Great band!
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    Excellent news!!!

    More than a hint of Black Violin about them

    Pleased to confirm FitUp will be back at Wickham in August with their outdoor circus & cabaret shows plus hugely popular circus skills workshops ... See MoreSee Less

    Pleased to confirm FitUp will be back at Wickham in August with their outdoor circus & cabaret shows plus hugely popular circus skills workshops

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    Day & Weekend Tickets available and selling fast. You can still save £50 on 4-day adult weekend season tickets if you book now via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Can you get the 3 Daft Monkeys too??

    When I went, the music was sooo excellent!!! However, there should deffo be less people sat on their arse in chairs🙄😑

    Think it would be great if the solar cinema came back or something similar it was great for a bit of chill time with the children

    Are the Sniffer Dogs coming?

    Any chance big country?

    Joanna Dovey x

    Would love to see Bleeding Hearts here!

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    A great video from Fit Up circus skills performers. See if you can spot the segments from Wickham last summer (A clue - watch out for the mud!). www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2loB4pyJ10 ... See MoreSee Less

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    We were pitched next to these guys - brilliant entertainment & so much fun

    We love fit up ☺️

    Newly confirmed for the 2022 Wickham Festival. The English Fiddle Ensemble and singer-songwriter Maz O'Connor www.youtube.com/watch?v=668ulQO1D1A ... See MoreSee Less

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