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Wickham Festival line-up announced

Squeeze, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, John Illsley of ‘Dire Straits’, Richard Thompson, The South, The Blues Band, The Undertones, Kate Rusby, The Tom Robinson Band and Show of Hands are among the headline acts confirmed for this year’s Wickham Festival.

The 4-day Festival is being staged between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th August near the village of Wickham in Hampshire.

Other acts announced today include Roger Chapman of ‘Family’; The Dhol Foundation; Martyn Joseph; Maggie Bell; Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings; The Red Hot Chilli Pipers; Boo Hewerdine; Ferocious Dog; Mary Coughlan and Roy Bailey. World music artists include Vishten from Canada and The Pierce Brothers from Australia.

As well as live music on four stages the Wickham Festival also features The Groovy Movie solar-powered cinema; a Digital Funfair; street theatre; storytelling; Punch & Judy; childrens entertainers; dance displays; carnival bands; healing area; Crafts Fayre; Real Ale Festival; Exotic Foods Fayre; Late Night Comedy Club and much more.

The Festival is staged in a picturesque rural setting just outside the historic Hampshire village of Wickham with its village pubs, wine bars, tea rooms and craft shops all within walking distance of the Festival site.

The Festival is rated one of the safest and friendliest festivals in the UK. There was not a single theft, crime or incident of any kind last year.

Festival Organiser Peter Chegwyn says the Festival is proud of its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. “Wickham offers great live music and entertainment for all the family. We never have any trouble. Our audience just want to enjoy top-quality music in a lovely rural setting,” said Mr. Chegwyn.

Day and weekend tickets for the Wickham Festival are now on sale via the Wickham Festival website

www.wickhamfestival.co.uk or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/WickhamMusicFestival

Tickets can also be purchased from The Ferneham Hall in Fareham, telephone 01329 231942 or in person from The Square Cow public house in The Square, Wickham.

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