Wickham Festival reveals its star-studded line-up

The Stranglers are playing at Wickham Festival
The Stranglers are playing at Wickham Festival
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TONY Hadley, The Stranglers, Lindisfarne and the SAS Band with Roger Taylor of Queen have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Wickham Festival.

Spandau Ballet frontman Tony tops the bill on the opening night on August 4, with The Stranglers and Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam as the main attractions the next day.

Spike’s All Stars Band with a line-up including Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Marillion lead singer Fish, Madeleine Bell and solo artist/actress Toyah Wilcox will appear on Saturday. They will be supported by the Trevor Horn Band. Also on the bill are the Oysterband plus Chas & Dave.

Lindisfarne close the four-day event on Sunday with back-up from Steeleye Span, Hayseed Dixie and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Festival organiser Peter Chegwyn said: ‘We are thrilled with this year’s line-up which has something for everyone. It reflects our rapidly-growing reputation locally, nationally and internationally with fans coming from the USA, Canada and Australia.

‘We have a fantastic array of bands who will provide fantastic entertainment.’

In addition to the three regular stages, there will now be a fourth platform where local and unsigned bands will perform.

The festival was voted best festival under 15,000 capacity at last year’s Live UK Music Business awards.

Weekend tickets are £160 or £80 for under 16s with under 10s free. Day tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday can be bought for £60 (£30 under 16s) while evening tickets (after 6pm) are £40 (£20).

To book go to wickhamfestival.co.uk.