After a break last year for obvious reasons, Wickham Festival returns to the Hampshire countryside this weekend (5th-8th August 2021) bringing a whole host of bands/artists to its newly expanded festival site. Here are 6 local bands/artists you definitely shouldn’t miss at the festival this weekend, or if you won’t be there, here are 6 bands you should definitely check out regardless.
In brief: Gosport based Sad Palace music can be described as dreamy yet groovy, psych-tinged goodness.
When and where? 21:30 – Saturday 7th August – Quay West Cave
In brief: Fareham based singer/songwriter whose pop-rock songs could be described as nostalgia-tinged, summery tunes.
When and where? 19:00 – Saturday 7th August – Acoustic Stage
In brief: Bournemouth based Monster Logic will bring atmospheric but catchy indie-rock tunes to the Quay West Cave on Saturday afternoon.
When and where? 15:10 – Saturday 7th August – Quay West Cave
In brief: Megan Linford is a folk-roots artist whose music is both powerful and enchanting.
When and where? 20:25 – Friday 6th August – Quay West Cave
In brief: Tropical Topic creates melancholy, lo-fi indie-rock that’s simple, yet effective.
When and where? 14:00 – Sunday 8th August – Acoustic Stage
In brief: Novacain are a Portsmouth based band who create fun, riff-filled, indie-rock/pop.
When and where? 15:00 – Sunday 8th August – Acoustic Stage
*Since writing this, The Directors have had to pull out of the festival due to one of the band members contracting Covid, however, they’re still worth a listen
In brief: The Directors are an indie-rock quartet who create memorable bangers that are tinged with punk sensibilities.
When and where?
15:50 – Saturday 7th August – Quay West Cave