STAR acts Seth Lakeman and The Levellers are set to grace the stage at Wickham Festival this weekend.

Ticket sales have soared for the family friendly festival where Eliza Carthy, 10CC, Show of Hands and The Selecter are also on the bill.

Perennial festival favourites Oysterband, Andy Fairweather Low and Peatbog Faeries are also putting in special appearances at the event, which was due to get under way with a headline appearance from KT Tunstall last night.

A late-night comedy stage featuring Tom Walker, creator of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, and Mock the Week star Zoe Lyons has been a popular addition to the festival, which continues until Sunday.

Organisers revealed they have already more than doubled last year's season ticket sales and are looking forward to their best event yet, going back to their roots with a strong folk line-up.

The Wickham Festival bill also includes Ferocious Dog, the Men They Couldn’t Hang, John Otway, the Spooky Men’s Chorale, Kathryn Tickell, Tankus the Henge, Fisherman’s Friends and many more.

There are plenty of free activities for youngsters from bouncy castles to story-telling.

Limited tickets are still available at