Category Archives: Wickham Festival

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Wilko Johnson – Wickham Photographs

Yesterday I watched the BBC “Imagine” documentary about Wilko Johnson.  It was a very moving programme and as I result I have been trawling the archives once more to share some photos with you.  These were shot at Wickham festival in Hampshire in August.

Unfortunately Wilko took ill during the set proving that he is not yet fully recovered from his cancer.  Wilko is above all an entertainer and what a man he truly is.

I hope you enjoy the photo’s. A comment or critique on my photography is always very welcome 😉

 

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WICKHAM FESTIVAL WINS TOP AWARD

Regular readers will be aware that I was extremely impressed with this years Wickham festival. This friendly little festival punches well above it’s weight in terms of the quality of the line-up it puts on year after year and it looks like it isn’t just me who thinks so.

The Wickham Festival has been voted the best event of its kind in the country.

Wickham has been named the Best Festival (Capacity under 15,000) at the prestigious Live UK Music Business Awards.

They beat off strong competition from Dorset’s End of the Road and the Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds to claim the crown.

The announcement was made at the gala awards evening in London last night (October 15) and is a fitting reward for the hugely successful event staged at Wickham in August when record crowds flocked to the picturesque site to see the likes of the Proclaimers, 10cc, Billy Bragg and many more.

Wickham Festival

Wickham Festival

Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won, especially given the quality of the opposition.

“We were thrilled just to be nominated for this coveted award and then to make the top three… but to come out on top is a fantastic achievement.:”

Chegwyn added: “The success in not just down to our staff and the artists but also to the fans who have fallen in love with the Wickham Festival so it is only right we share our success with them. Until the end of October, anyone booking an adult weekend ticket for next year can get a £50 discount.

Wickham Festival 2015

Wickham Festival 2015

The 2016 event takes place from August 4-7. To celebrate this award, until the end of October fans can save a third on a weekend ticket – a reduction of £50 on a four-day adult ticket. Contact eastfest@talk21.com for details.

Full details of the Festival and how to buy tickets can be found on the Festival website www.wickhamfestival.co.uk or the event’s twitter feed @festivalwickham

Wickham Festival 2015

Wickham Festival – Photo album

Hey folks,

A final batch of photographs from last weekends Wickham festival.  I really enjoyed this little festival and the wonderful weather through the weekend certainly didn’t hurt.  I hope you enjoyed my photographs.

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Wickham Festival Saturday August 8th 2015

Hey,

I hope everyone is having a good day.  It has been busy busy in Summer Towers today and it doesn’t seem the slightest bit like summer.  In fact it has been hammering with rain all day, a total contrast to last weekend at Wickham Festival.

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Wickham Festival – Friday 7th August 2015

Hi folks,

Please check out some more of my photographs from last weekends Wickham Music Festival.  Friday was probably my favourite day at this great little festival.

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Wickham Festival – Thursday 6th August 2015

Hopefully at least some of you have seen my rundown of the four days of last weekends Wickham Festival.  It really is a great little festival, there are four reviews on the site so be sure to check them out.

I thought some of you may be interested in seeing some of my photos.  So please check them out.  If you spot yourself or your friends let us know.

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Wilko Johnson – Wickham Festival

A couple of shots of the legend that is former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson.

Sadly Wilko was taken ill during his set at Wickham, I hope he has recovered quickly and is well again.

Wilko Johnson