Wick­ham Fes­ti­val does­n’t do things by halves. The line­up of the friend­ly, small 4‑day event has con­sis­tent­ly aimed for the top, and this year has man­aged to secure Van Mor­ri­son for its Sat­ur­day headliner.

Van’s the Wickham man

Organ­is­er Peter Cheg­wyn said: “This is absolute­ly mas­sive for us – and for the vil­lage. It will be very spe­cial to have such a rock and roll icon com­ing to Wick­ham. This real­ly does put us on the map. It is a real priv­i­lege to have him here. His live per­for­mances real­ly are some­thing spe­cial and we can’t wait to wel­come him to Wickham.”

The line­up is packed with oth­er big names. On the Thurs­day open­ing night there’s the SAS Band (Spike’s All Stars) front­ed by Queen key­board play­er Spike Edney star­ring Wick­ham favourites Steve Harley (Cock­ney Rebel), Gra­ham Gould­man (10CC), Tom Robin­son, Toy­ah and Made­line Bell (Blue Mink). Plus Nine Below Zero, Tankus the Henge, Peat­bog Faeries and John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett.

Saturday’s line­up fea­tures Nick Lowe and Los Strait­jack­ets plus Seth Lake­man as well Van Mor­ri­son. While Sun­day sees the ever pop­u­lar Water­boys head­lin­ing along­side Leo Say­er, the South, Stan­ley Jor­dan and Beans on Toast.

All under canvas

Cheg­wyn adds: “Chil­dren can wan­der safe­ly and indulge in the many free activ­i­ties while par­ents vis­it the many craft and food and drink stalls and lis­ten to the won­der­ful music in a very relaxed envi­ron­ment. And with our two main stages being under can­vas, it means peo­ple don’t need to wor­ry about the weather.” 

Week­end tick­ets are now on sale at just £160 per adult. Under 10’s free. Adult day tick­ets £45 per adult for the Thurs­day, £55 for the Fri­day, £75 for Sat­ur­day and £60 for Sun­day, Under 16’s half price. 

Tick­ets on sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk along with details of all artists con­firmed for the 2020 fes­ti­val, August 6 – 9. 

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