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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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    Another lovely video from last weekend's 'Virtual Wickham' organised by our friends at The Magic Teapot. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Thank you to everyone who came to our 'drive-in picnic' concert with Show of Hands last Friday. Organised jointly with Sound Level Events it proved to be a most enjoyable evening and helped keep live music alive in these troubled times. ... See MoreSee Less

    Thank you to everyone who came to our drive-in picnic concert with Show of Hands last Friday.  Organised jointly with Sound Level Events it proved to be a most enjoyable evening and helped keep live music alive in these troubled times.

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    It was fab....do you mind if I use this pic as my screensaver? Thank you so much for organising. A great experience.x

    Wonderful event gave a little hope of attending the festival next year. Can’t wait!

    What a brilliant idea. A perfect evening with fantastic music. Thanks for sorting. Local event for me. Looking forward to Wickham festival next year 🤞

    Oor wee show of hands light show x

    Loved it!

    Fantastic evening, thank you 👏

    Lovely evening...

    It was brilliant Just a shame that separation meant that the guys couldn’t hear how much we all enjoyed it.

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    Another lovely video from our friends at The Magic Teapot who should have been with us at Wickham this weekend. This video features The New England Spirit Animals. Enjoy... and pop over to The Magic Teapot for some more Wickham-related videos. ... See MoreSee Less

    A lovely video from our friends at The Magic Teapot who should have been joining us at Wickham this weekend. Have a peep, enjoy the video and the others on their page at The Magic Teapot ... See MoreSee Less

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    Funnily enough we were talking about it last night, loved this place at Wickham

    Another video newly added to our YouTube Channel. The Spooky Mens Chorale at Wickham 2019 (Credit Stuart Barry). Hopefully The Spookies will be back at Wickham in 2021.
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    First time I'd seen them at Wickham last year & they were fantastic, so entertaining 👍

    They were brilliant, great fun, all very talented, and very funny! Loved the hats! 💕

    My favourite Singing group. Please have them back! 🎼🤓

    Finally had my leave confirmed for next year so ticket ordered. So looking forward to having something to look forward to - if you get my drift 😀

    Was another amazing performance, Spooky Men just get better every time I see you!

    They were absolutely amazing, you must get them back.

    Brilliant. So much to look forward to.

    Loved them!

    That would be so great if you could get them back for next year! By the way, is Eddi Reader confirmed, as she recently put out tour dates for next year, but Wickham wasn't included?

    Pamela Horrigan

    Most excellent ... as we had (yet another) weekend with nowhere to go, we staged a mini wickham festival in our garden, the crowd went wild ... 🕺🎶💃

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