6 July 2016
2017 Dates: 9&10 June
12 May 2016
a month to go and the beer’s ordered. Check out the beers
15 January 2016
Tickets now available in Wallingford outlets. See Tickets page.
19 November 2015
Tickets now for sale on-line WeGotTickets
3 November 2015
on-line tickets available from 16 Nov 2015.
2 November 2015
so lucky to get Laurence Jones back as headline for Sat 11 June 2016.
1 November 2015
Wilko Johnson to headline 2016 - Friday 10 June. AWESOME.
31 October 2015
£2k give away to well deserved charities this year. FarmAbility and Blewbury Brass Band
14 June 2015
It’s official, a sell out on both nights for the first time ever. A great tribute to our 25th event.
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...
Wallingford's 26th Blues Festival and its Biggest Ever Friday Night
Another sell-out event for what has now become one of Britain's most respected blues festivals. No doubt the legendary Wilko Johnson was a major attraction however there were also some future legends too. The youthful Red Butler (all under 22 years old) brought the house down on Saturday night with an amazing energetic set that completely engaged the audience; Alex Butler, lead guitarist, leaped into the surprised crowd full strum whilst singer, Jane, serenaded through from the back of the hall on full mike! Saturday evening was then topped by the awesome Laurence Jones - already picked by established blues icons as the next megastar - watch this guy as he's definitely going places - the Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall being at least two?!
The old Regal cinema near the town centre provided the perfect venue and, along with a large selection of local ales, contributed to the friendly atmosphere that the event has become famous for. National notoriety aside the festival also gives local bands a chance to perform. There's so much talent nearby that this platform is ideal to showcase them. Who's Alice and Jim Crowder's Ciircus Street certainly pleased the younger audience with two amazing sets during Saturday's Family Session, kicked off by the rootsy and lovely Big Joe Bone and topped by the Matt Edwards Band and HipRoute. The latter two being this year’s 'festival finds' will be definitely returning for an evening slot in 2017.
Without the support of local businesses, Wallingford Town Council, sponsors and many volunteers the event would not be successful and help us to contribute to local charities, so thanks to all our fans and don't forget to put the 2017 dates in your diary: 9 & 10 June.