Festivals

Here is a list of Blues Festivals in the UK in alphabetical order by county. For Blues Festivals in the UK and Europe in date order check out www.earlyblues.com . For 2017 festivals on www.earlyblues.com click here

If you have any details of any UK Blues Festivals which we are not showing here or if you spot any errors please contact us at info@ukblues.org   Thank you.

 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Blues at The Stables – blues in Milton Keynes

Bucks Blues Fest - a 2-day celebration of rockin' blues at the Bucks Students Union

CHESHIRE

Lymm Festival - Summer festival and Winter Warmers in the village of Lymm, Cheshire

Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival - at various venues in Nantwich

COUNTY DURHAM

Durham Blues Festival - blues festival at the Gala Theatre, Durham

CUMBRIA

Bowness Bay Blues - weekend of blues in the heart of the Lake District

Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival - it's back with a slightly different format for 2017

Maryport Blues Festival – blues by the sea in the Lake District

Rock N'Blues Festival - Copeland Stadium, Whitehaven

DEVON

Beer R&B Festival - Blues in a beautiful place: Beer, Devon

DORSET

Swanage Blues Weekend - twice a year, every March and October

EAST SUSSEX

Chidfest - Chiddingly jazz, blues, rock and beer festival.

The Big Green Cardigan Festival - a small festival deep in the Sussex coutryside

Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival - Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield

EAST YORKSHIRE

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - Burton Agnes Hall, East Yorkshire

ESSEX

Blues in the City at Chelmsford Social Club

GREATER MANCHESTER

Blues and Beer Weekend - Band on the Wall, Manchester

Diggle Blues Festival - Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Cheltenham International Jazz Festival - one of Cheltenham's series of festivals

Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival - local, national and international artists, all for free

HEREFORDSHIRE

Hereford Blues Festival - at The Left Bank, Hereford

Linton Festival – 3 day International Blues Festival

HERTFORDSHIRE

Tring Blues & Beer Festival - at Pound Meadow, Station Road, Tring

IRELAND

Harvest Time Blues - Monaghan Town, Ireland

ISLE OF MAN

Bushey’s Big Wheel Blues Festival – Laxey, Isle Of Man: electric, roots, acoustic, eclectic!

KENT

Bluesrockfest - in Gravesend, Kent

Broadstairs Blues Bash - free festival in Broadstairs, Thanet,  Kent

White Cliffs Music Festival - Dover, Kent 

LANCASHIRE

The Great British R&B Festival - the beat goes on: 4 days, 7 official venues, 1 great festival of rhythm & blues in Colne, Lancashire

Lancashire Music Festival - 5 days of music in 40 locations across Lancaster

Ramsbottom Festival - head for the hills at Ramsbottom Cricket Club

LINCOLNSHIRE

The Great British Rock & Blues Festival - at Butlins Skegness Resort

LONDON

Bluesfest - the Prudential Blues Festival in London, also check out the Guide to London Bluesfest 2017

Ealing Blues Festival - London's longest running blues festival; 2017 will be their 30th, taking place in Walpole Park, Ealing

The London Guitar Festival - at Kings Place, London

MERSEYSIDE

Big Blues Festival - The Atkinson, Southport

International Guitar Festival of Great Britain - throughout Wirral every November

NORFOLK

Dereham Blues Festival - Dereham, at the 'Heart of Norfolk'

Fine City Blues Festival - concerts in Norwich and beyond

NORTH YORKSHIRE

Guisborough R&B Club – at Guideborough Town Football Club, Howlbeck Road

Howzat Saltburn Music Festival - at Saltburn Cricket Club

Scarborough's Top Secret Blues Festival - in the Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa

NORTHERN IRELAND

7 Hills Blues Festival - in Armagh, Northern Ireland

Belfast City Blues Festival - three days of great music, in great venues in a great city

Blues on the Bay Festival – at Warrenpoint, County Down

NORTHAMPTON

Euroblues Promotions Blues Week Workshop - at The University of Northampton

NORTHUMBERLAND

Reivers Rock & Blues Festival - Clennen Hall, near the village of Alwinton

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Newark Blues Festival - live blues and blues rock across Newark

OXFORDSHIRE

Hook Norton Music at the Crossroads - at the Hook Norton Brewery

Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival – The Regal Centre, Wallingford

SCOTLAND

Almost Blue - music festival around various venues in Dundee

Edinburgh Blues & Rock Festival - at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival – one of the country’s premier events

The Ferry in Glasgow – home of the Blues on the River Festival

Orkney Blues Festival – Rollin’ in the Isles!

Thornhill Music Festival – in the Bailey Hall of the Wallace Hall academy,

Ullapool Guitar Festival – in the north west of Scotland

The Shetland Blues Festival - the most northerly Blues festival in the UK

SOMERSET

Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival - in Bristol City Centre

Radford Mill Festival of Rhythm & Blues - Radford Mill Farm, Nr Bath, Somerset

SOUTH YORKSHIRE

HRH Blues - at the O2 Academy, Sheffield

STAFFORDSHIRE

The Acoustic Festival of Britain – all genres, in Catton Hall Park

Leek Blues and Americana Festival - in the historic market town of Leek, Staffordshire

Stafford Blues Festival - Lower Drayton Farm, near Penkridge, Stafford

SUFFOLK

Red Rooster Festival - the very best in R’n’B, Americana, Blues, Soul, Roots and Country.

TEESSIDE

Blues at the Bay – at The Cleveland Bay, Stockton-On-Tees

WALES

Abertillery Rock & Blues Festival - blues in Blaenau Gwent.

Blossoms Blues Festival - at the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth

Brecon Jazz Festival – Fine jazz and blues in Wales

North Wales Blues & Soul Festival - in Mold, North Wales

Pembrokeshire Jazz ‘n Blues Festival – Annual August Bank Holiday Festival in and around Fishguard

Tenby Blues Festival – well established annual festival in the south-west

WARWICKSHIRE

Broom Hill Festival - near Winderton in rural south Warwickshire

WEST BERKSHIRE

Blues on the Meadow - Aldermaston, West Berkshire

WEST MIDLANDS

Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival - at venues in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull

WEST SUSSEX

Blues On The Farm – Pump Bottom Farm, near Chichester, West Sussex

WEST YORKSHIRE

Bingley Arts Centre - Blues Bash at the Arts Centre, Bingley, West Yorkshire

Ilkley Blues Festival - Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

KT's Rhythm & Blues Festival - Wakefield city centre

WORCESTERSHIRE

Jinney Ring Blues & Beer Festival - Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury, Worcestershire

The Old Bush Blues - Bentworth Blues reborn as Old Bush Blues In Callow End

Upton Blues Festival – award winning free festival, in and around the pubs and streets of Upton upon Severn

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THE NORTH SEA

P&O International Blues Revue - P&O Ferries Hull to Rotterdam: Blues Themed Mini Cruise