The UK Blues Federation are delighted to have Marshall Amplification as the main sponsor of The UK Blues Awards. Marshall and The UK Blues Federation are ideal partners – in fact we’d go so far as to say that it’s a match made in heaven!

Since the introduction of the JTM45 in 1962 and the subsequent introduction of the Bluesbreaker, Marshall have been a constant in the UK Blues fraternity. From the smallest clubs to international festival stages invariably the Marshall name would be seen on the stage. Now with the launch of the Marshall Live Agency and the state of the art recording studio and live venue in Bletchley they continue to push forwards and champion new music. Indeed Terry Marshall has individually sponsored the ‘Jules Fothergill Young Artist of The Year Award’ since The UK Blues Awards began!

Individual Award Category Sponsors

Blues artist of the Year

sponsored by BLUES IN THE SOUTH

A guide to all the blues music on the south coast of England

Blues Vocalist of the Year

sponsored by the Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival

6th – 8th October 2023

Blues Instrumentalist of the Year

sponsored by Sarah’s Sussex Blues

A page for all the lovers, venues and players of ‘The Blues’ (with some soul, folk and roots thrown in for good measure) in the Sussex area, to promote themselves and each other!! We are part of the British Blues Archive.

Blues Band of The Year

Sponsored by Valentine Music Promotions in memory of John Short

Promoting bands and live music in the North East, bringing the best blues/rock artists to the Region.

Acoustic Blues Act of the Year

sponsored by Goin’ up the Country Blues Club, Worthenbury, North Wales

Goin’ Up The Country Blues Club is located in the village of Worthenbury near Wrexham in north east Wales. It was formerly known as Hooker Blues Club and was founded by Pete Evans in 1997 at Wrexham Rugby Club. It moved to Worthenbury in 2005 which resulted in the name change befitting it’s location.

Jules Fothergill Young Blues Artist of the Year

sponsored by Terry & Lesley Marshall

Emerging Artist of the Year

sponsored by Outlaw Music

Outlaw Music is a management and record label with many years experience in the music industry. We are currently looking after Elles Bailey’s releases.


Blues Club/Venue of the Year

sponsored by Lancashire Blues Archive

Lancashire Blues Archive (LBA) is part of the British Blues Archive. We support bands, artist and venues and provide gig information for in and around Lancashire and the wider Northwest in the UK for those who enjoy blues-based music.

We are a port of call for help and information, with news and reviews of the UK blues scene and support ‘Keeping Live Music Alive’. LBA actively support the work of UKBlues Federation and are also involved in the support of local blues related festivals and organisations.

Blues Based Festival of the Year

Sponsored by Alan White, Early Blues.com

‘Earlyblues.org’ is dedicated to the history and evolution of the Blues as an on-line information resource including essays and articles, cultural aspects, exhibitions, presentations, courses, talks, research projects, reference lists, recommended blues books, blues resting places, and links to other blues sites.

There is a separate detailed section of British Blues including a synopsis and links to the ‘EarlyBlues’ archives of 160+ British blues festival photographic galleries and reviews over the past 20 years.

Dave Raven Blues Based Broadcaster of the Year

in partnership with Old Bush Blues

In an idyllic country setting in the grounds of the Old Bush Pub ‘Old Bush Blues’ brings you three days and nights of fabulous bands playing across a number of stages.  

The stages are all in open sided marquees to give you shade from the, hoped for, blazing sun.  Though there’s plenty of room to sit outside and enjoy the home cooked food, BBQ’s  and drinks from the fully stocked bars.  With a campsite with toilets and shower block, free car parking and everything situated within a few minutes walk it’s no wonder Old Bush Blues has become a highlight f the festival season for so many!  Tickets are available (until it’s sold out!) at http://www.oldbushblues.co.uk

Blues Album of the Year

sponsored by White Noise Studios

Promoting blues radio across the UK and worldwide.

International Blues Artist of the Year

sponsored by Blues Matters Magazine!

WINNER of The European Blues Awards 2017, 2018, 2019 – ‘Best Publication’

Blues fan? You NEED Blues Matters! Your bi-monthly fix of everything Blues with 132 pages of artist interviews, live reviews and the biggest collection of album reviews you’ll see. We’ve been championing the Blues for over 20 years and won awards for “Keeping the Blues Alive” (Blues Foundation) plus we’re a double inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Trust us… we LOVE the Blues.

Blues ‘Unsung Hero’ Award

sponsored by  Digital Blues

The multi award nominated DIGITAL BLUES first aired in April 2001 and since then has been broadcast on a number of stations on FM and DAB in Essex, UK, on FM in New Zealand and via the internet on stations based in the UK, USA, France and New Zealand.​Each week, DIGITAL BLUES brings you an eclectic hour of tracks from new and recent releases from across the spectrum and from around the world plus, once a month, we bring you something a little bit different, often more retrospective and often pushing the boundaries even more than usual.

Become a sponsor

Without the generosity of these sponsors, the UKBlues Awards would not take place and so we express our great gratitude to all those who have agreed to offer sponsorship.Their support serves to ensure that the UKBlues Awards continues to be the premier Awards for the blues in the UK.

If you are interested in sponsorship of the UKBlues Awards please get in touch below:

We are very happy to discuss how we can tailor a package to respond to your requirements.

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