Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

Friday 30th - Saturday 31st May 2014

Latest News

11th Apr 2014

A big cheers to Harbour Brewery for donating a couple of barrels for this festival. www.harbourbrewing.com

10th Apr 2014

Very pleased to announce programme sponsors for this this year are local shops 'Pettits of Wallingford' & 'Champions' - long established Wallingford businesses

20th Mar 2014

Tickets are now on sale locally. Please see The Tickets page for details

4th Feb 2014

The Blockheads announce the 35th anniversary of their no. 1 song 'Hit me with your rhythm stick'

29th Jan 2014

  • Frid Night - The Blockheads, Papa George, Tensheds
  • Sat Night - Big Boy Bloater, Larry Miller, Ian Parker
  • Sat Afternoon - Mumbo-Jumbo, Thomas Ford, Jody O'Callaghan

16th Nov 2013

"Arguably one of the best lines ups for a two day blues festival that I've ever seen - so exciting" Black Eel Music (Helping venues find artists & artists find venues 07831 323717)

14th Nov 2013

2014 weekend tickets reduced to £25 on-line only - now available. Meanwhile prices held down for the fourth year running at £15 per night.

7th Nov 2013

BLOCKHEADS BOOKED FOR 2014 - hot off the press we are delighted to announced Ian Dury's band are headlining on Friday 30th May. More details to follow

2nd Oct 2013

Next year's festival date has been announced as Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May 2014... get it in your diary now and look out for some household name bands...

25th Mar 2013

On-line tickets now for sale on WeGotTickets

20th Mar 2013

Band line up finalized for Friday with Steve Roux and the Brass Knuckle Blues Band

18th Mar 2013

"Blues buster" - ticket prices reduced to £15 for 2013, down from £17.50 last year, and cheap beer too...

16th Jan 2012

It is with great regret that the organiser announce the sad passing of Norma Whelan on Wednesday 16th January 2013. Norma was one of the longest serving and tireless organisers of the Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival.

Sailor John

2014 - a fantastic blues festival to look forward to...

The Blockheads (Ian Dury) - arguably the most famous band to ever play in Wallingford - will headline Friday night, supported by the evergreen Papa George Band and with Tensheds, an exciting young solo blues artist, opening the event.

Saturday night features some great blues masters; opening with Ian Parker then on to the Larry Miller Band with the evening 'rounded off' by Big Boy Bloater – rated by Jools Holland as one of the greatest British Blues artist of this generation.

The Regal will Rock for sure... Oi Oi! Tickets are available on-line, so book early to avoid disappointment (as they say). Weekend ticket prices have also dropped to only £25, otherwise £15 per night.

Having gained a reputation as one of the best Blues festivals in the UK this town centre venue (in a former cinema) creates a unique atmosphere. The combination of an excellent sound quality with inside and outside areas no doubt attracts the regular capacity crowds.

Starting around 1990 this charity event has raised over £40,000 for youth based music programmes and youth development in the local area. The Afternoon Session offers a great opportunity for under 18's (free with accompanying adults) to listen to live music... and sometimes even perform.

  • Great live music
  • Great Blues
  • Great beer, cider, wines & soft drinks
  • Great BBQ
  • Free parking


Of course, as a charity event, we're always looking for ways to help you promote your business through our event in return for boosting our donations. Here are a few ways you can help:-

  • Sponsor the event
  • Sponsor the posters, leaflets, tickets
  • Print your name on the pint glasses (free to all ticket holders)
  • Sponsor a barrel
  • Sponsor a band

Contact Emma if you are interested in Sponsorship & Advertising

Contact Geoff for details about Bands

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