Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2017



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4 February 2019

Yes, we’re up and running again for 2019 with a one night festival.

Please check the main web site and Social Media for updates.

10 March 2017

The Happy Few (Didcot origins) now added to Family Session

See more on the bands page

9 March 2017

Family Session line-up now confirmed:

  • Buzz
  • Eric Street Band
  • Vincent White Band

See more on the bands page

1 February 2017

Check out the evening line-ups on the \'Bands\' page

27 January 2017

Tickets now for sale on-line wegottickets.com

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...

Sailor John


Just when we thought we'd lost our mojo it's been handed back to us by Rugfest. Our 'brothers with the strange shaped balls' are handing-off an amazing opportunity to us to re-launch Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival as part of their summer music festival on Friday 21st June 2019. This is going to be an awesome partnership...

Our last six nights were a sell out and we're keen to build on that success and you could be part of the future of this iconic event. You never know, our 20-20 vision could be a full comeback next year with a two day stand-alone festival... It's all incredibly simple..."

The 'Line out'

Climax Blues Band - charting in the 70's, a classic British blues rock talent.

Papa George Band - a blues journeyman on both sides of the Atlantic who was a fantastic support to The Blockheads for us back in 2017.

Hip Route - blues with a groove. These dudes from Wiltshire should have opened for us in 2017, so it's great that they're keen to come back.

Vincent White Band - local boys with cracking slide guitar blues

Please see the 'Bands' page for more info, including appearance times

Bigger and more bluesy...

So, what's the difference?

  • a new site at Wallingford Sports Park
  • unlimited tickets (not restricted to 500 as before)
  • only £15 for four bands, with music after the final set
  • children now admitted (free if accompanied & under 13)
  • concessions only £5 for under 16 and 65+
  • extended hours from 18:00 to 01:00 hours
  • on-site camping
  • more food choices
  • more space
  • more fun

Weekend tickets are available to enjoy two more days of music at Rugfest.