The family-friendly Wickham Festival (formerly known as the Eastleigh Festival) offers live music and entertainment for all ages with camping in a relaxed folk festival setting, and will be held in the Hampshire village of Wickham just east of Eastleigh and just north of Fareham.
This four-day event happens from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August 2014. Expect three music stages plus an open stage and other attractions including street theatre, a solar-powered cinema tent, circus tent, digital funfair, storytelling tent, crafts fayre and Real Ale Festival.
The latest additions are Friday headliners Lightning Seeds, and Martin Barre Band.
They join Steve Earle & The Dukes, Bellowhead, Oysterband, Afro Celt Sound System, Hugh Cornwell, Hazel O'Connor, Dreadzone, Michael McGoldrick with John McCusker, The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Dhol Foundation, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, The Poozies, Heidi Talbot, Caravan of Thieves, Ray Cooper, Banjovi, RuRa, Tankus the Henge, Doghouse Boat Boys, Hattie Hatstar, Bemis, Altan (Ireland), Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) with Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Thea Gilmore, Luka Bloom, John Jones & The Reluctant Ramblers, 3 Daft Monkeys, Tony McManus, Ian Bruce & Ian Walker, Holly Kirby, Dick Gaughan, and The Men They Couldn't Hang.
To see the line-up details, day, and stage splits as available click here.
The early bird offer has ended. 4-day weekend season tickets are on sale priced at £150 for an adult weekend ticket, with under-16s being half-price and under-10s free. Camping tickets are priced at £25 per tent or caravan for the whole weekend, and day tickets also being on sale with prices from £25 adult, £12.50 under-16s. Under-10s are free throughout. Weekend only tickets are also available.
Other attractions for festival goers include The Groovy Movie Solar-Powered Cinema, storytelling, theatre, children's entertainers, unsigned bands stage, Punch & Judy, dance displays, healing area, campsite 'Posh Wash' showers, craft fayre, exotic foods fayre, and real ale bars.
Wickham is easily reached by road, rail, coach, bus and air. If coming by road, Wickham is just two miles north of the M27 (junction 10) near Fareham and is less than 10 miles from both the M3 and A3. Alternatively, for a scenic route, take the A32 from Alton and head south through the beautiful Meon valley.
There will be more information here when it becomes available.
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