Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

Friday 12th - Saturday 13th June 2015

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15 May 2015

Sad news today on the passing of BB King. A great life for a great blues legend.

15 May 2015

2016 festival dates announced as 10 & 11 June

14 May 2015

T-shirts now on sale at KP and Tourist Office (see Tickets page)

9 May 2015

Come and see our stand at Wallingford Car Rally. T-shirts, pint glasses & tickets for sale

8 May 2015

T-shirts have arrived with 25th logo. Only £10

24 April 2015

Welcome back Mumbo-Jumbo (fab last year) who have stepped in to replace Stomp & Holler.

24 Mar 2015

And here we are again in the Oxford Times...

23 Mar 2015

Award winning Matt Woosey new live album just released “While the Cat’s Away”

20 Mar 2015

Great feature on the festival in Wallingford Herald 19 Mar 2015. View here

13 Feb 2015

We are supporting Blewbury Brass Band and Farmability with proceeds from this year's event.

10 Feb 2015

Tickets now on sale at KP Stationers, Wallingford Tourist Office and The Coachmakers Arms

22 Dec 2014

Congrats to Matt Woosey on his recent blues Award. We now have three 2014 winners playing next year!

30 Nov 2014

PLEASE, please... don’t leave it too late to get tickets.

We sold out in advance last year and don’t like to disappoint people expecting to get in on the door.

Book on-line or get tickets earlier from our outlets - Feb 2015

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 and recently picking up a British Blues Award for his new album 'Wildest Dreams'
  • 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, the most exciting young blues/roots artist to come out of the UK in a long, long time...
  • Mumbo-Jumbo - borrowed from last year's Afternoon Session.

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.

We are delighted to announce the two organisations we are supporting with this years' proceeds are: FarmAbility and Blewbury Brass Band. A great thanks to all the worthy causes that applied, it was tough deciding.

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