Wickham Easter Festival - CANCELLED 2012

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th April 2012
Wickham, Hampshire, England MAP
early bird w/e season tickets £70
last updated: Mon 19th Mar 2012

Wickham Easter Festival has been cancelled.

A statement on the festival's website says:
"Easter Festival Postponed
Now part of a bigger and better
Wickham Summer Festival

The Wickham Easter Festival due to take place between 5th and 8th April is being postponed. It will now be staged as part of the Wickham Summer Festival between 2nd and 5th August.

The reasons for this are:

i) Many of our normal Easter audience are travelling to the Royal Albert Hall on Easter Saturday to see the hugely popular Show of Hands perform there (Show of Hands usually headline our Easter Festival)

ii) The loss of a large part of our normal audience has meant it would not be viable to stage our Easter Festival in our usual way at our usual venue

iii) We did attempt to stage a smaller Easter Festival at Wickham but the line-up for our main Summer Festival at Wickham in August is so strong that, in the present economic climate, many people have decided just to buy tickets for our Summer Festival in August rather than buy for both events.

iv) By merging both our Easter and Summer Festivals into one much bigger and better event we can ensure that all who purchase tickets for our Summer Festival can now see artists originally booked for Easter as well as those already announced for the Summer.

v) Those of our normal Easter audience who are travelling to see Show of Hands at the Albert Hall on Easter Saturday can now see our Easter Festival artists appear at our Summer Festival alongside Show of Hands who are confirmed as one of our Summer Festival headliners.

People who had already purchased tickets for both the Easter & Summer Festivals will receive a full refund for Easter as will anyone who cannot attend in the Summer.

The Wickham Easter Festival has merged with Wickham Festival held in August, for more details click here.

Claiming to be England's biggest indoor folk and celtic music festival with over 300 performers from all over the world, Wickham Easter Festival (previously the Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival) takes place from Thursday 5th until Sunday 8th April 2012 at the Wickham Community Centre and surrounding venues.

The festival includes concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, dance displays, singarounds, sessions, craft fayre, a Festival Club, Late-Night Extra and more.


A number of acts are confirmed, including Steve Tilston, Karine Polwart, Maddy Prior Trio, The Acoustic Gathering, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Charlie Mckerron Trio, Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley, Rory Mcleod, Les Barker, Andy Dinan & Friends, Karen Tweed, Huw Williams & Maartin Allcock, Maggie Boyle & Paul Downes, The Long Notes, Fake Thackray, Lady Maisery, The Askew Sisters, Rachel Hair, Black Peak, Tinderbox, Hampshire Songs Session, and more.


Tickets are on sale. Early bird weekend 'season tickets' are priced at £70 until Tuesday 31st January when they rise to £80. Under 16s season tickets are priced at £35. Weekend Season Tickets give admission to all concerts, sessions, workshops and other Festival events. Under-10s are admitted free and do not require an advance ticket.

There will be a full range of hot and cold meals and snacks including full hot breakfasts available throughout each day at the Wickham Community Centre.


There will be space for caravans and motorhomes in the tarmac car park directly behind Wickham Community Centre (our main venue). There will also be space for tents on the grassed areas alongside the Community Centre. There is no charge for people wishing to camp at the Easter Festival but please note facilities are limited and there will be no waste disposal facilities for caravans and motorhomes. Toilets and washing facilities will be available within the Community Centre throughout the hours of opening and there is also a brick-built toilet block open 24-hours-a-day just a couple of minutes walk away.

There's free parking at the Wickham Community Centre all weekend.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th April 2012
Wickham, Hampshire, England MAP
early bird w/e season tickets £70
last updated: Mon 19th Mar 2012

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