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Wickham Festival wins “Best Festival” category in The Portsmouth News Guide Awards, Hampshire!

What an incredible night we had at The Portsmouth News Culture Guide Awards winning the “Best Festival” category supported by the ever popular Victorious Festival. The Culture Guide Awards is the night that The Portsmouth News honour the best in local entertainment, from bands to artists and actors to films.

This is the second time we’ve won a Best Festival award, having previously won Best Festival (Capacity under 15,000) in the 2015 Live UK Music Business Awards. Tonight’s accolade means an awful lot to us as it’s a public vote in our local area, organized by our local newspaper. Of course we’d like to thank everyone that voted for us!

News reporter Millie Salkeld presents Peter Chegwyn and Graham Hiley of Wickham Festival with the trophy for Best Festival. Photo © Sarah Standing.

As many of you know we always support and promote our nearby Hampshire area, be it by having many local bands both signed and unsigned performing throughout the weekend, or supporting local businesses in and around the Wickham area. In 2018 we once again donated £5,000 from our Festival to the incredible Two Saints charity based in Fareham, Hampshire who do great work helping homeless and vulnerable young people in our area.

Festival organiser Peter Chegwyn handing over the cash to Hazel Newton from Two Saints.

To receive an award voted by our local community has been a real boost for our team morale! Our line up for 2019 is already strong but in the next two weeks we’ll be making more announcements so watch this space.

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    We'll be announcing our 1st confirmed artists for Wickham 2022 at 6pm this Tuesday including a 1st visit for a female singer-songwriter whose 1st album sold over a million copies. Any guesses? ... See MoreSee Less

    Well be announcing our 1st confirmed artists for Wickham 2022 at 6pm this Tuesday including a 1st visit for a female singer-songwriter whose 1st album sold over a million copies.  Any guesses?

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    To quote Google In 1978, Kate Bush (UK) released her entirely self-penned debut album The Kick Inside, which sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone, making her the first female in pop history to write a million-selling debut album. I live in both hope and the real world 😃

    Amy Mcdonald 😁 Please

    oooh it's not Joan Armatrading is it? pretty please?!!😁

    Suzanne Vega? She’d be brilliant at Wickham

    I'm guessing Suzanne Vega too, she's booked for UtS the weekend before...

    Has anyone guessed Beth Orton yet?

    Loving Suzzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, and Kate Bush etc just throwing in Alanis Morrisette 🙂

    Corinne Bailey Rae

    Kate Walsh, though Tim's House wasn't her first album

    K T Tunstall. She gives good show 🙂

    Hazel O’Connor. What do i win?

    Any of the ladies mentioned would suit me fine.....

    Dido???

    Adell

    Jo Radley any guesses xxx

    Enya?

    Rachel Rowlinson

    Rachel Clark 😜

    Phil Hooles…

    Emmylou Harris

    Joss Stone?

    Madonna?

    Katie Melua?

    Tracy Chapman?

    Oh Susan Boyle then

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    Have a look at these photos. You may see yourself or your friends. Some great crowd photos taken at this year's Wickham Festival by Guy Reece & Striking Faces. 'Earlybird' tickets for Wickham 2022 now on sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

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    Lovely to see old people out enjoying themselves! 😂 And yes I was one of them.

    100% going next year ! I caught covid beginning of August so couldn't Go ! Absolutely fuming I missed out ! Especially the mud ! Will be making up for it next year !!!

    Excellent…some fine hats and lots of happy people. A joy to see

    Hiya Whitby housemate x

    Next year for sure !

    Are you still working through the ticket roll-over requests from this year? I've so far had no reply to the emails I sent.

    Ann Myers-Brotherston there you are!

    Lovely happy faces ♥️

    Nick xx

    When will you be sending out the rolled over tickets for 2022?

    Brilliant

    Bloody beautiful 😻

    Great photos!!

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    Great photos of Toyah; Jamie Moses; Lindisfarne & Tankus The Henge at Wickham 2021, courtesy of 'Striking Faces'. We'll be announcing our 1st confirmed artists for 2022 during the coming week. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

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    We had an absolute blast at Wickham this year! Well done all for pulling it off!!

    Fabulous!! Tankus the Henge in the marquee was incredible 😊!! The whole festival was amazing, my first full on festival since August 2019, and I'm not ashamed to say that I spent much of Thursday evening having happy tears 💜

    We had a great time. First festival for me since reading 1979. Got tickets for next year already.

    I wasn't there, but Toyah still looks amazing, and I bet she put on a brilliant show, but there was obviously a lot of love for the epic Tankus the Henge. Please make sure you put them on a nice big stage next year, with plenty of room for the audience, because they are probably the best live act in the world today.

    Can you get John Bramwell ( I am Kloot) please..a very passionate performer!

    Artists for 2022? It'd be great to see Thea Gilmore (now Afterlight) and Martha Tilston; both have superb new material out now. Could we even get a screening of Martha's film The Tape in the solar cinema or something?

    What a fantastic weekend we had 👍

    Gosh. How many of Lindisfarne are still alive. I had the privelage of doing FOH for Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw in the the Billy Mitchel Band a few years back.

    Guy Reece always captures the essence of Wickham Music Festival brilliantly !

    Woop woop looking forward to it already...

    So sad Tankus the Henge were put in a reduced space area… I couldn’t see a thing and that’s the only reason I was there!!!!!

    Women In Rock UK next year please.

    Iain Holloway

    Any chance of Niteworks?🤞🤞🤞

    Love Tankus the Henge!

    Hoping for Le Vent du Nord this year 🤩🤞

    Great, can't wait! 😎🎵🎸🎤

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    Our Wickham Festival Organiser Peter Chegwyn presented a £5,000 donation to our Festival charity, 'Two Saints' yesterday. 'Two Saints' care for the homeless & vulnerable all-year-round. We are delighted to support the excellent work they do. ... See MoreSee Less

    Our Wickham Festival Organiser Peter Chegwyn presented a £5,000 donation to our Festival charity, Two Saints yesterday. Two Saints care for the homeless & vulnerable all-year-round.  We are delighted to support the excellent work they do.

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    For more info. on how 'Two Saints' help the homeless, please visit their website www.twosaints.org.uk

    Wonderful to hear you could give such a generous donation.

    After such a tough couple of years that's brilliant 👏😀

    That's great, Particularly following the difficult times we had this year.

    An amazing kind hearted festival.

    Congratulations on a fabulous amount.

    Well done to all involved.

    Beautiful!!! Amazing Peter regards Bug Beats silent disco

    Excellent. Well done xx

    Great work Wickham Music Festival

    👏👏👏

    Fiona Jones Kevin Jones 👍

    Fantastic!

    That is Brilliant! 🥳

    Top man

    Awesome!! 👏🏻

    Billie Quigley

    Excellent news 🤘👍

    Nice one "H"! Very photogenic! xxx

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