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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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    Good to see the wonderful Eliza Carthy in the Daily Mail with a brilliant story about her rooster (!). Eliza is booked to appear at Wickham next summer. We've yet to book the rooster. www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8880469/Community-rallies-Lady-rowdy-rooster-council-complains-o...

    Community rallies behind 'Lady' the rooster after council complains
    Lady, who was named so after being mistaken for a hen, is a loud rooster whose owner Eliza Carthy from Robin Hood's Bay received a noise complaint on account of his crowing.
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    I'm shocked that Wickham Festival read the D***y M**l! But I suppose it came through on a news feed. At least the article's not on The T***s or T*******h and behind a pay wall.😉😉

    Sorry guys. Love Wickham but ‘Stop Funding Hate’ is still the message.

    Looking forward to seeing Mummers again at Wickham 2021. What are you most looking forward to seeing at our Festival next August? ... See MoreSee Less

    Looking forward to seeing Mummers again at Wickham 2021.  What are you most looking forward to seeing at our Festival next August?

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    Oh crikey, I gotta buy a new chair, the last one collapsed under the weight of pure joy 🥰

    Maybe The Undertones or The Members

    Armaleggan 😊

    Peter Courts I can see you in that costume pete lol

    Whitefake live...

    Looking forward to everything, seeing old friends, fixing our ‘regulars’, new friends & folk to help, surrounded by fab music & a brilliant vibe 🙏 🤞for normality

    Sitting outside listening to music. Lockdown has meant we have missed live music.

    Looking forward to meeting all my friends I only get to see once a year as we spend the weekend volunteering as Stewards 😁😁

    Me ! I’m looking forward to seeing Me at your fabulous festival next year xxx

    Really looking forward to live music, the atmosphere and just being there.

    Live music, friends, a festival and carefree happy people .

    Just want there to be a festival - I’ll be there whatever the line up!

    All of it as we have never been before x

    You have the most amazing line up, and I think breakfast wine is also something I particularly enjoy at Wickham ;-)

    Other like minded folks!

    People enjoying themselves!!

    Just being there 🌞🍷🎶🎵🎪

    Dhol foundation 🎶

    The amazing crew that make it happen 🥰

    Big Rory and Ochie for me x

    Sunshine, freedom and memories of days gone by!

    SAS Band 👍

    The hole festival, but mainly of course the morris dancers, ❤❤✌🏻

    The Scottish wolfhound and The Hobbits.

    Beardy folk festival took place in Sept with limited numbers and spacing.

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    We're very sorry to hear that Gordon Haskell who performed at our 2019 Wickham Festival has sadly passed away. R.I.P. Gordon. www.facebook.com/GordonHaskellOfficial/posts/1733222096829629It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon, a great musician and a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by so many. ... See MoreSee Less

    Were very sorry to hear that Gordon Haskell who performed at our 2019 Wickham Festival has sadly passed away.  R.I.P. Gordon.  https://www.facebook.com/GordonHaskellOfficial/posts/1733222096829629

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    😢 Sad day

    Sad news

    Jai ho!!!! I’m shantihi shantihi shantihi...

    Very sad - am glad to have had the pleasure of seeing him last year at the festival x

    RIP Gordon, great to see you at Wickham last year.. sad times.

    Raise a glass in ‘Harry’s Bars’ everywhere 🥃😥

    Sad news. He have us some great music.

    Very sorry to hear this. God bless.

    Sad news, RIP Mr Haskell 💜

    Such Sad news, loved his gravelly voice and humor 😥

    Very sad RIP.

    Sad news. Enjoyed his set at Wickham very much.

    Sad news .RIP Gordon

    RIP

    RIP xx😥🌠

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    Sad news, he was fabulous last year at Wickham

    R I P Cheers Great Guy Privaledge to hear you live at Wickham

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    If you missed the live stream concert by our Wickham Festival compere Alistair Russell on Thursday night, you can watch it over the next few days via this link: m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0oqt8NFsqm-0LUdEtF6MoUhss8orvozATUAs-vxHVUN-ecMQBq13pR09M&feature=... ... See MoreSee Less

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    Our Main Stage compere Alistair Russell has his first ever live online concert tonight Thursday October 15th from 7.30pm!

    Tune in to the livestream event by clicking on the concert link:
    www.youtube.com/user/Tulip0852/live...

    If the live show timing is inconvenient for you, an edited version will come available soon after the event by following falconaudiovisualarts.co.uk.

    Considerable investment of time and money is involved in this, so please contribute what you can to Alistair via this link, which will also appear on screen: paypal.me/tulip0852 (no paypal account required).

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JRlPeG_SGA
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    Alistair has and is, such a great asset to Wickham Festival. 👏👏👏🎶

    When and where is the next Wickham Fest?

    Please visit the live stream for the next 48 hours by fillowing this link: www.facebook.com/alistair.russell.31/posts/4047387655274866

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