Welcome to the UKBlues Federation

The UKBlues Federation, is a pan-UK not for profit federation of musicians, organisations, associations, groups, venues, companies, individuals and any other interested parties within the UK who already work to support, promote and encourage blues of all sorts within the UK, to work together to achieve UKBlues Federation's aims. We are here to promote and support Blues in and from the United Kingdom in all its forms and styles.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not an agency nor a promoter and we are not in a position to give you gigs, introductions, promotion etc. so please do not contact us asking us to listen to your latest CD or songs or for help promoting your music or your gigs. You will, however,  find details of many agencies, venues, festivals etc. by clicking on the Information tab at the top of this page.


On 6th June 2020 the UKBlues Federation published a statement via Newsletters and across social media. Read the full text on our News page


For all the latest about what we are doing as well as what is happening on the UK blues scene, please see our News page.



The British Blues Archive (BBA) now forms part of the UKBlues Federation with BBA’s online archive material being incorporated into the Education section of this website 

Click here for the UKBlues Education Section


Keep up to date with what is going on at the UKBlues Federation by signing up to our newsletter. We promise your information will not be shared with any parties outside the UKBlues Federation and you will only receive emails relating to the UKBlues Federation and its activities.

Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/br_I5r


We update these pages regularly and on other pages you will find lists of UK based blues radio shows, clubs, venues, festivals and much more.

For those who prefer to browse using a Site Map, click here

If you notice any errors or omissions please send us details so that we can correct, amend, delete or add information as appropriate.

E-mail [email protected]

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Membership of the UK Blues Federation is open to anybody who is involved in or supports the blues in the UK.

By joining you will help the UKBlues Federation in its work to support and promote the blues in the UK.

Members have the facility to post details of their gigs, festivals and other similar events on the UKBlues Events Calendar page which, we hope, will become the most comprehensive online guide to blues events in the UK

It is also intended that there will, in the future, be exclusive content available on the website, for members only.

We are continuing to negotiate exclusive deals for members in addition to those already announced.

The UKBlues Federation is an Active Member of the European Blues Union (EBU), appointed by the EBU to create and run the selection process to find the UK’s representative for the European Blues Challenge.


The UKBlues Federation has also been appointed an Affiliate of the Blues Foundation, the first and only Affiliate in the UK, and this allows the UKBlues Federation to nominate UK representatives at the annual International Blues Challenge which takes place in Memphis in January every year.

Your membership subscription will help to provide financial support for the work of the UKBlues Federation, particularly in respect of supporting blues acts chosen to represent the UK annually at The European Blues Challenge and the Memphis based International Blues Challenge.

You can read more about the UKBlues Federation, its mission, its aims and also join the UKBlues Federation by browsing this website.


Click here for the latest member benefits