Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

Friday 12th - Saturday 13th June 2015

Latest News

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...

25th May 2014

Less than a week to go and on-line sales are breaking all records...

2nd May 2014

Programmes going to print today. Meanwhile full details on this web site.

1st May 2014

Welcome on board Fugro who are sponsoring three barrels of the 'brown stuff'

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

Sailor John

2014 an amazing event, some say the best ever... Oi oi!

Friday night sold out in advance for the first time in festival history, so things were getting off to a great start. Tensheds opened at 7pm, with a crowd of over 350 already in attendance, and responded accordingly with his 'crazy beautiful 'stylish set - a fantastic live performer. Papa George picked up the pace as the venue filled and treated the crowd to a polished set; "blues with a feeling" is an understatement, what a class act. Then, The Blockheads - well you can't really say much more than the audience reaction, absolutely brought the house down.

Saturday 'family session' kicked off with local heroine Jodie, as always providing a polished performance. Find of the festival must have been Thomas Ford - the audience were wowed by his delta-style blues and humorous interaction - proper job! (and what a nice bloke) Mumbo-jumbo rounded off the afternoon with their eclectic blues set and fun crowd participation - these guys really enjoyed themselves.

Saturday night rocked the Regal to a different blues beat. Ian Parker and his band opened the evening with their immaculate blues interpretations and set the way for Larry Miller's Band. Wow, does Larry know how to enjoy himself... and the crowd responded accordingly. Well, it wasn't over until the 'Big Boy sang' and boy-oh-boy he did not disappoint. When Big Boy Bloater picked up his guitar he picked up a whole new group of fans for sure. His old-school rhythm and blues was a fitting way to close a fantastic festival.

Check out all the bands through their links on the 'Bands' page and keep checking back here for updates on what we'll be doing next at Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival...

Check out all the bands through their links on the 'Bands' page and keep checking back here for updates on what we'll be doing next at Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival... Please click here for a full report.

Great blues * Great beer * Great BBQ

Sponsorship & Advertising

If youd like to support our event and promote your business please contact us. All proceeds go to music or children based charities. You can help as follows:-

  • Sponsor the event, or part of it
  • Sponsor a band
  • Sponsor or advertise on posters, leaflets, ticket, programmes
  • Sponsor a barrel

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