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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 not one but TWO stage headliners for 2020 later today. One a superb world music band, the other an Ivor Novello Award winning singer-songwriter with a string of Top 10 singles inc. No. 1's in the UK & US. Any guesses? ... See MoreSee Less

    Well be announcing not one but TWO stage headliners for 2020 later today.  One a superb world music band, the other an Ivor Novello Award winning singer-songwriter with a string of Top 10 singles inc. No. 1s in the UK & US.  Any guesses?

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    Paul McCartney? Well we know he's in festival mode next year 😉 😆 Seriously, it could be so many people. Can't wait to hear

    Not a clue but excited anyway. Which do I get?

    Don’t keep us in suspense!!!!

    Dhol Foundation ???


    Bryan Adams maybe?

    Would love it to be Roger Hodgson


    My wild guesses are the Sekou Keita /Vishten / Catrin Finch collaboration and Cathy Dennis?

    Dawes would be fantastic

    Not sure but you’ve been dangling these 2 for weeks 🤣🙈 hope it’s today x

    Bryan Adams would be a great Christmas present! 🎄 And would make my day, and year! 🤗 x

    Dido James Blunt Bryan Adams Phil Collins Gary Barlow

    Could be James Blunt back?

    Adam Ant....possibly.

    Mariah Carey? 😂🤣😂

    Afro Celts? 😀



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    Award-winning folk duo Megson newly confirmed for Wickham 2020. And not one but TWO stage headliners to announce tomorrow (Sunday). www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQrB5BYdDSQ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Weekend season tickets for Wickham 2020 make great Xmas presents! Save £50 on 4-day tickets by booking now www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

    Excellent! Megson are great!

    Yes yes yes, Megson love em.

    Looking forward to the next announcement,

    Excellent news!

    All kinds of awesome.

    Please book the amazing Jinder!!

    Yep - another favourite booked!

    Fantastic. I love Megson. 👏👏👏

    So can’t wait absolutely love theme

    Any clues for the headliners? 😊

    Jonathan Coppock

    Anna McEvoy

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    Another great live band confirmed. The Tweed Project will make their Wickham Festival debut in 2020. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlRLWVnu54E ... See MoreSee Less

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    Delighted that Peat & Diesel won 'Best Live Act' at the Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday night. So pleased we've got them booked for the Wickham Festival next summer. www.facebook.com/bbcalba/videos/564684477662792/?v=564684477662792 ... See MoreSee Less

    Delighted to say that, after many requests, singer-songwriter Beans on Toast will make his Wickham Festival debut in 2020. www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVxHiKzoinI ... See MoreSee Less

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    Beans on Toast produces some great videos as well as writing great songs. Here's one that's particularly relevant right now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD1dE6e0vPU

    Bethan Jackson Wickham is also good this year I’m hoping to take the boys have a think if you’d be up for it x

    Saw him at Beautiful Days this year, he was very good! Brightened the mood in the pouring rain!

    Omg. You guys are the best. Frank Turner last year and now Beans on Toast, so happy right now, we love Beans. Thankyou. Xx

    Whoohooo! Another fantastic booking.

    Oh BOT last seem and loved at Boomtown...Great sign up...

    Brilliant news!

    Great, another one from my wishlist 💕

    Fantastic news😁

    What a result . Hopefully Will Varley will be next!

    Yay Jay at Wickham.... fantastic



    Dom Martin please. He’s European Blues Awards Solo Acoustic Blues artist of the year. en-gb.facebook.com/MusicDomMartin/

    Aaaaaaaaaaa....Justin Capps!!! When I didnt think I could love Wickham Music Festival any more! You guys have made my week.


    Boom. Get in. Thank you Whickham.

    Whoop! Jenny Collins...you know you want to really!

    Bout time too

    Please can we have Sound of the Sirens back?

    Gareth Ablett

    Glen Bryant honeymoon at Wickham?


    Can we have leather Rat one year please

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