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Wickham Festival Gallery 2019

It’s that time of year again when you can try and can spot yourself in our new Wickham Festival 2019 Gallery. As the days are getting shorter it all seems a long while ago we were enjoying the summer so we hope they’ll stir some fond memories of this year’s event. Thanks again to Guy Reece of Striking Faces fame and all our team of photographers for snapping some brilliant pictures to help us reminisce. If you see Guy next year remember to give him a Wickham “W” pose…

Happy times at Wickham Festival 1st – 4th August 2019. Thank you to everyone that attended and being such a friendly bunch … it was a fantastic weekend!

If you’re viewing the gallery on a desktop or laptop you can share an image by hovering / clicking an image and clicking on the heart in the top right hand side. In case you’re not following all our line up announcements on Facebook and Twitter here is a quick recap of artists we’ve already booked for 2020. No headliners yet but we have some exciting announcements coming soon.

In response to many requests we’re delighted to confirm that the amazing American guitarist Stanley Jordan will be returning to Wickham in 2020. He’ll be performing a special ‘Stanley plays Jim’ Hendrix set with his trio to recreate Jimi’s legendary performances at Woodstock and, 50 years on, his final show at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.

Stanley Jordan performing at Wickham in 2019. He’ll be back in the summer with some friends with a special Hendrix performance recreating Jimi’s legendary Woodstock performance.

We’ll be welcoming Britain’s top acoustic duo Show of Hands who’ve just released their new album ‘Battlefield Dance Floor’. Other artists include Tankus the Henge, Gaz Brookfield & The Company of Thieves, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Scottish songstress Eddi Reader, Flutatious, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Mànran, Teesside trio The Young’Uns, American blues legend Lil’ Jimmy Reed, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Hattie Hatstar, Old Blind Dogs and finally Wickham favourites Edward II to get you on your feet.

In other news once again we’re donating £5,000 from tickets, t-shirts & programme sales to the Two Saints charity who do great work helping the homeless in our local area.  They offer good quality homeless services including accommodation with support and resettlement, in Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Southampton and Portsmouth.

Kiefer Sutherland supporting ‘Two Saints’ at this year’s Festival.

Don’t forget if you want to make a massive £50 saving for 2020 please visit our tickets page. The sooner you buy tickets the more you save!

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    Lovely Monday morning home video from Talisk. See them at Wickham in August (Covid-permitting) TALISK Sessions #1 ... See MoreSee Less

    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 👌

    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 🙏 I can Again this Year 😎

    Never thought I would see so many parking spaces in the square 😀

    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. 💜🙏

    Shari Denson💗

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