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Wickham Festival Preview 3rd - 6th August 2023




The Legendary Wickham Festival is back this year from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th of August 2023. The lineup is incredible and I can't wait to see a mixture of local and international talent in the heart of Hampshire. It's going to be brilliant!


The Proclaimers, Midge Ure and the Saw Doctors will head up a star-studded line-up at The Wickham Festival. Tickets are already selling fast for the ever-popular event in the heart of Hampshire from August 3-6 with fans eager to see a host of top names.



The Proclaimers on stage at Wickham Festival


Top attraction are Saturday headliners and old favourites the Proclaimers whose anthem I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) will bring a real party atmosphere to the picturesque setting. Live Aid co-founder and Ultravox frontman Midge Ure will close the four-day festival on Sunday 6th August with the Afro Celt Sound System also returning for a high profile set.





Last year’s headliners the Saw Doctors proved such a huge hit they have been invited back for top billing on Friday 5th August night while Thursday will be headed up by perennial favourites Show of Hands.


Other top artists include Mary Black and Mary Coughlan on Friday with Fisherman’s Friends dropping anchor on Saturday 5th August along with Eric Bibb and folk favourite Barbara Dickson.


Both Fisherman's Friends and Barbara Dickson will entice musical theatre fans after the success of Fisherman's Friends The Musical and of course, Barbara Dickson singing the fan favourite 'I Know Him So Well' with stage legend Elaine Paige.


Sunday 6th August sees the return of regulars the South (formerly the Beautiful South) along with The Zombies plus Toyah and Robert Fripp.





Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have such a strong line-up who are proving massively popular with the fans. ''The Proclaimers have headlined here a few times, the most recent being in 2019 when they played a stunning set which got the Big Top rocking. They always go down well. It has been a while since we had them here but I’m sure it will be worth the wait. ''By contrast, the Saw Doctors played here last summer and were so good that we immediately booked them for a return visit. They are a real fun, party band who get the place going.


Wickham Festival continues to bring in crowds and it is one of the safest festivals in the UK which appeals to all from young to old and families. Wickham Festival is a joy to attend and I can't wait to be a part of the celebrations. It celebrates folk, pop, rock and everything else.


See you in Wickham!


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