Tickets now available for |
Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival
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...
Wilko comes to Wallingford... 2016
Britain's godfather of rhythm and blues, Wilko Johnson, comes to town on Friday 10th June 2016. Following sell-out nights of his former bands at Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival, The Blockheads (2014) and Dr Feelgood (2015), this great coup for the event continues the theme of attracting and headlining great British blues based bands. Norman Watt-Roy, bass stalwart, will be in Wilko's band along with Dylan Howe.
In support on Friday night will be Liam Ward, "the best harmonica player in Britain". Described as "tremendous... splendid, wistful", Liam"s blues harp based four-piece brings juke joint blues to town.
Thomas Ford revisits the festival to open Friday - a one man blues cyclone with his Delta guitar picking style - citing him as the rising star of British blues.
Laurence Jones returns by massive popular demand to headline Saturday night. We're lucky to capture Laurence again due to the fast rising success of this 24 year old who, with his 2015 British Blues Award is predicted to be the future of blues. "A cross between Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy" - Walter Trout.
Rising stars and runners up in "Emerging Artist" and "Young Artist" categories at the 2015 British Blues Awards, Red Butler (tbc) will be a fantastic support to Laurence.
BabaJack open on Saturday night with their unique brew of blues, roots and folk, with 2015 British Blues Award Winning instrumentalist Becky Tate, also lead vocalist.
Tickets are now for sale so please book early to avoid disappointment - and a great stocking-filler if you're short of the Christmas present ideas! Meanwhile keep watching and listening...