Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2017

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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

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.