Wickham Festival News

Wickham Festival Travel Information

If travelling to the Wickham Festival this weekend please note campsites are open from 12 noon to 9pm Wednesday and then from 10am onwards on Thursday.

Please follow the yellow Festival signs on arrival in Wickham, then as you approach the traffic lights at the junction of the A334 Winchester Road and Blind Lane, the signs directing you to our camping fields as follows:

If camping in tents or glamping, please follow the signs for ‘tented camping’ with a new entrance on the A334 Winchester Road. Do NOT travel via Blind Lane as in the past.

If camping in caravans or motorhomes, please follow the signs for ‘caravans & motorhomes camping’ and enter via Blind Lane.

If camping in a mix of tents and vehicles, please follow the signs for ‘mixed camping’ and enter via Blind Lane and Frith Lane. Please note the ‘mixed camping’ field is likely to fill-up fairly quickly, we have an overflow ready but we regret the surface is not so good for tented campers. Please bring a groundsheet, blanket or similar if you can.

Please have your camping ticket ready for inspection.

Our Box Office will be open from 12 noon Wednesday & Thursday for you to exchange tickets for wristbands and buy Festival programmes. If arriving Wednesday please note there’s an extra concert at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening in the nearby Wickham Community Centre featuring Fake Tackray, Les Barker, Jim Malcolm & Alistair Russell. Entry is free to weekend season ticket holders.

With sunshine forecast all weekend and our Festival site looking lovely and in great condition, we hope you enjoy a safe journey and a fantastic Wickham Festival.

With the site build finished, this is how things look first thing Thursday 2nd August 2018…

Not the muddy start that welcomed you last year.

If you’ve yet to buy tickets, they’re still available here and will be on sale at the gate each day.

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    We're delighted to announce that 16-times GRAMMY Award winner Jerry Douglas, one of the world's finest dobro & lap steel guitar players, will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sat. 3rd Aug. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets
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    He's played & recorded with Paul Simon; Eric Clapton; James Taylor; Alison Krauss; Elvis Costello and The Transatlantic Sessions. You can read about this remarkable musician here: jerrydouglas.com/bio/

    Astonishing.

    Wow, that's made my evening .. so looking forward to the festival....well done!

    Never heard of them but now I will get a chance to hear just what has made them a 16 times Grammy winner. Cool. 😎

    Congratulations on another amazing coup. Top man in his field - and a musician's musician.

    What a wonderful eclectic line up you have booked. Cannot wait!

    You really have to see this guy,along with the other musicians he will be bringing along...World Class stuff....

    Fabulous news. We look forward to hearing him. We’d have also liked to see award winning blues guitarist Dom Martin in the lineup. Hopefully one year.

    Wow !!!🀩 Wow !!!

    Fab. I don’t know him so looking forward to this! πŸ™Œ

    Fantastic! Stu is gobsmacked to have him at Wickham! Bravo

    Great news!

    Great stuff! Seen Jerry Douglas a few times, latterly with the Transatlantic Sessions tour. He is a Dobro/slide NewGrass giant. Introduced to his music in the late 90’s by a Dobro player I was in a band with. He gave me an audiotape of ‘Skip, Hop and Wobble’ (Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenburg and Edgar Myers’s). Still one of my top albums.

    Fantastic news, well done for booking him.

    With the number of Grammys.mentioned thought it might be Alison Kraus until I read male

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    We're delighted to announce that 16-times GRAMMY Award winner Jerry Douglas, one of the world's finest dobro & lap steel guitar players, will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sat. 3rd Aug. Day & Weekend tickets selling fast!

    After announcing the great American singer Curtis Stigers for the Wickham Music Festival yesterday we'll be announcing another great American musician this evening (Tuesday). A clue. He's a 14-times Grammy Award winner. Any guesses?

    We're delighted to announce that the great American singer & jazz musician Curtis Stigers will be at this year's Wickham Music Festival on Sunday 4th August.

    Day & weekend tickets now onsale http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

    Newly confirmed. Widely regarded as one of the world's finest exponents of Scottish Harp (clarsach) Rachel Hair accompanied by guitarist Ron Jappy will play Wickham Friday 2nd August joining @Suzi_Quatro @SethLakemanNews Day & weekend tickets now onsale http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

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    Change-of-date. 17-year-old Irish country blues sensation Muireann Bradley will now appear on Friday 2nd Aug. instead of Sunday 4th Aug. Anyone wishing to change day tickets please email eastfest@talk21.com

    Top Scottish Celtic-rock bands @ManranOfficial @RURAband award-winning singer-songwriters @KatherinePriddy @jimmoray shanty singers @TheLongestJohns & 17-year-old Irish country blues singer Muireann Bradley are among the latest artists confirmed for this year's #WickhamFestival.