Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

Friday 12th - Saturday 13th June 2015

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21 Nov 2014

Need a stocking filler? - tickets are now available on-line see The Tickets page.

20 Nov 2014

Our amazing 2015 line-up is sorted! Check out The Bands for details.

19 Nov 2014

Sad news at the passing of Silver Phil - a great blues event organiser from the Oxford area and an avid supporter of our festival.

2nd July 2014

2015 dates announced as 12 & 13 June. Out this in your diary for our 25th anniversary event!

6th June 2014

Excellent local press coverage. Click here

5th June 2014

Click this link for a great report on the event

4th June 2014

Oi oi! to Peter 'Do you know who I once was' Flannery without whose help we couldn't have got The Blockheads to appear.

3rd June 2014

Thomas Ford - vote for him in the Emerging Artist category at britishbluesawards.co.uk

2nd June 2014

Massive thanks to everyone who made this year's event such a great success.

The organisers, attendees, volunteers, bands, sponsors and advertisers.

There wouldn't be a festival without your devotion.

30th May 2014

Blockheads break box office - for the first time ever the festival sold out in advance of doors opening! Apologies to those we had to turn away, but tickets have been on sale since Nov 2013...


Sailor John

Happy 25th; Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

The first challenge for our 25th Anniversary was to top 2014, arguably the best ever! So, in traditional style we've gone for; “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something BLUEs”

Let's start with the OLD:

  • Tickets prices are the same as 2009! £15 each night, £5 Sat afternoon with a special on-line £25 only offer weekend ticket... and they're on sale now!
  • Dr Feelgood are headliners on 'Feel Good Friday' – originally formed in the 1960’s and arguably Europe's premier R&B band.

The NEW:

  • Matt Woosey - opening the festival on Friday night, has just launched his first album.
  • Laurence Jones - at 22, the sensational 'Young artist of the Year' 2014 British Blues Awards.
  • 'The Coach Inn' - ex St Trinian's school bus making its first appearance as mobile bar.

The BORROWED:

  • Chantel McGregor - borrowed from 2013 by popular demand, this time as Best British Blues Guitarist 2014.
  • Ben Poole - with his fabulous four piece and we hope Chantel will borrow him for a couple of duets.
  • Stomp & Holler - borrowed from last year's Afternoon Session Mumbo-Jumbo line-up.

The BLUES:

  • Armadillo Blues - We're bringing these guys over from Sweden especially for the event.
  • Howlin' Mat - down-to-earth one man boogie blues stylist.
  • The Vincent White Band - showcasing local blues-based bands is what we are about.

All proceeds go to charity and we've given away over £45k to local music and child based charities since we began.

If you are stuck for a Christmas stocking filler, then buy a ticket for friends and family (and yourself) and have something to look forward to for next year.

It was tough choosing from over 100 requests from bands to play with us and we're sorry to disappoint those that didn't make it on to the line-up. Please don't let that put you off, keep watching us and try again for 2016.

Check the bands through their links and then back here for future festival updates.

  • Great Blues
  • Great Beer
  • Great BBQ
  • Great fun

Sponsorship & Advertising

If you’d like to support this event and/or promote your business please contact Emma or Geoff. (Please note the 2015 line-up is complete).

Suggestions as follows:-

  • Sponsor part of the event or publicity
  • Sponsor a band
  • Sponsor or advertise on posters, leaflets, tickets, programmes etc
  • Sponsor a barrel