TICKET SALES BOOM FOR WICKHAM FESTIVAL
The Wickham Festival is heading for a sell-out! The four-day event, being held from Thursday August 1 to Sunday August 4, is reporting record sales.
The event’s strongest ever line-up has sparked a huge surge in sales and fans are being warned not to leave it too late to buy tickets.
Thousands have already booked to see headliners including Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, the Proclaimers, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Level 42 and Hollywood icon Kiefer Sutherland.
Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “There is a very real possibility that for the first time ever all four days could sell out completely.
“We still have tickets for all nights but people should buy in advance as there is a strong chance we won’t have tickets on sale on the gate as in previous years.
“We have already sold more tickets at this stage of the year than ever before which is hardly surprising given the quality of the line-up which is comfortably the best yet.
“There has been huge interest in this year’s event with people coming from all parts of the country and across Europe so there is sure to be a fantastic atmosphere. I really believe this will be our best festival yet.”
Other top acts include: Alabama 3, Ralph McTell, Afro Celt Sound System. The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Steve Knightley, Stanley Jordan, Grace Petrie and many others.
There will also be late-night comedy once again for those who want to stay up and enjoy another drink before turning in. And with an additional 28 acres of camping provided, there will be more space than ever before.
This year there will be two main Big Tops of equal billing with two smaller stages to provide more variety and provide a platform for local acts. There will be the usual array of craft and clothing stalls as well as top quality food outlets.
Chegwyn added: “Although we are expanding, the unique atmosphere will remain the same. That is our strength and that will never change.
“Parents know they can let their children wander safely, enjoying the many free activities such as face-painting, story-telling, bouncy castles etc. It is a very family-friendly festival which is why so many people come back year after year.
“But the strength of this year’s line-up means we are attracting new fans as well and hopefully they will all come back next year once they see what a wonderful event it is. And of course the fact our two main stages are under canvas means people don’t need to worry about the weather.”
Weekend tickets are now on sale at just £160 (£180 after July 1) per adult or £80 (£90 after July 1) for each Under 16 with Under 10’s admitted completely free. Adult day tickets are £40 for August 1 and £55 for each of the other three days; children aged 10-16 are half price. Weekend camping can be booked at £30 per tent or caravan/motorhome. Tickets are on sale via www.wickhamfestival.co.uk along with details of all artists confirmed for the 2019 festival which runs from August 1-4.