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 4th to Sunday 7th August 2016. 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.
Steeleye Span, The Stranglers, Lindisfarne, Eddi Reader, Tony Hadley, Trevor Horn Band, Hayseed Dixie, Polly and the Billets Doux, Holy Moly and the Crackers, Chas & Dave, The Young 'Uns, The Chair, Saltfishforty, Ewan McLennan, Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, From The Jam, Le Vent Du Nord, Manran, Trad Arrr, Slim Chance, Merry Hell, Oysterband, Blazin' Fiddles, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Skerryvore, Lynched, and Keston Cobblers Club.
For the latest line-up details, and day splits, see the festival line-up page.
X-Factor winner Matt Cardle and TV presenter, conservationist and ex-Goodies star Bill Oddie have both been added to the line-up.
The early bird offer has ended. Weekend season tickets are priced at £160 for adults, £80 under-16s with children aged under 10 years able to attend for free. Day tickets will also be available. Camping tickets are priced at £30 per tent or caravan.
Other attractions for festival goers include a 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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