Friends of the UKBlues Federation


The UKBlues Federation is very fortunate to be supported by some great Friends.  Many thanks to all these organisations that have helped us in many and different ways whether it be providing venues for our events, promoting the activities of the UKBlues Federation, spreading the word and generally promoting our cause.   We are proud to be associated with all the following and are very grateful for their support.


BiB-blueback-logoBlues in Britain Magazine
Each month, Blues in Britain magazine reports on the blues scene, with emphasis on what's happening here in the UK.


BITSheaderBlues In The South (BITS) was first published in 1987 by Southampton blues musician Bob Pearce and in 2004, publication of BITS was taken over by Ian McKenzie, a long-time blues enthusiast, Big Bill Broonzy fanatic and occasional blues musician. BITS covers the area from Exmouth to Eastbourne and a bit more besides! In 2010 the paper version of BITS was discontinued and the mag was moved online, now sent to subscribers (FREE) as a 30+ page PDF file. However, the principal aim of BITS remains the same. To promote and bring to public prominence, blues music of all kinds. Since its inception Blues in the South has reported on blues, gospel, soul, cajun music, zydeco and rock n' roll and it will continue to do so! The journal includes gigs, record and concert reviews, news and gossip about the blues and blues-related material.  Since the inception of the British Blues Awards, BITS has, every year, sponsored the Male Vocalist category.


bluesonthefarm300Blues on the Farm
Staged in a 40 acre setting on the Sussex Coastal plain a couple of miles south of Chichester. Blues on the Farm has a big reputation for presenting high quality music from world-class musicians, in a family friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere. A few years ago the festival was featured in The Sunday Times who dubbed it "The friendliest festival in the UK"; while The Independent has also reported very favourably on the festival, highlighting in particular the "astounding precision" of the event’s organization and likening it to "A little piece of the Mississippi Delta on the Chichester Plain".

Blues on the Farm offers a gig for the winners of the annual UK Blues Challenge organised by the UKBlues Federation.

Winners of the British Blues Awards ‘Festival of the Year 2010’


boomBoom Boom Club -
Pete Feenstra's RealMusicLive:
Sutton Utd FC
The Borough Sports Ground
Gander Green Lane
Sutton, Surry, SM1 2EY

Phone 0208 761 9078

docm1 400Document Records has uniquely sourced, re-mastered, digitised and re-issued the vast majority of Afro-American acoustic blues, jazz, spirituals and gospel recordings (1900-1945) from the original 78 recordings. This astonishing project encompasses over 25,000 different tracks was made possible by the support of collectors, academics and ethnomusicologists.


Ealing Blues Festival

London's longest running blues festival (established 1987); taking place in July each year in Walpole Park, Ealing, London




The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival
‘The Beat Goes On’ … The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival now in its 27th year, as the 'biggest Blues Festival in the UK', returns once again with some of the biggest names in blues music at 7 official venues over the four day August bank holiday weekend in Colne, Lancashire.

The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival offers a gig for the winners of the annual UK Blues Challenge organised by the UKBlues Federation.

Winners of the #European Blues Awards ‘Best Blues Festival’ 2013 and 2014.


blues cruiseThe International Blues Review Mini Cruise
Friday 4th November - Saturday 5th November 2016.

Two nights of great blues music featuring The Norman Beaker Band, Larry Garner (USA), Kyla Brox, The Revolutionaires, Lisa Mills (USA) & Little Steve and the Big Beats (NL) aboard the P&O Ferry Hull to Rotterdam, plus an exclusive gig in Amsterdam, featuring Ian Siegal.

The Blues Revue Mini Cruise offers a gig for the winners of the annual UK Blues Challenge organised by the UKBlues Federation.

More detail on our Festivals page - click here.
Book here:


new crawdaddyNew Crawdaddy Blues Club for the best in local, national and international blues
- in Essex:
Billericay Town Football Club
New Lodge, Blunts Wall Road,
Billericay, Essex, CM12 9SA

Phone: 01702 347007 (currently closed) ___________________________________________________________________________

robin2Robin 2
The Midlands' premier 700 capacity live concert venue:
The Robin 2
20-28 Mount Pleasant
Wolverhampton  WV14 7LJ

For tickets, call: 01902 401211 or Buy Online:


upton300Upton Blues Festival

In and around the Pubs and Streets of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire. Set in the beautiful Worcestershire riverside town of Upton upon Severn, Upton Blues Festival has grown from a small event in a couple of pubs into a festival that swamps the town with many thousands of music fans, two main stages, an acoustic stage and ten pub venues creating over 130 performances in three days. Every gig free to attend, all performers paid with no public funding or major sponsorship.

Upton Blues Festival offers a gig for the winners of the annual UK Blues Challenge organised by the UKBlues Federation.

Winners of the British Blues Awards ‘Festival of the Year 2015’


The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Today’s Cavern is a thriving live music destination and one of Liverpool’s top tourist attractions. The three venues – the Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge and the Cavern Pub – showcase not only the incredible legacy of The Beatles, but also new up and coming bands and established artists.



Tales From The Woods roots music networking group and Magazine,
established by Keith Woods

The Tales From The Woods magazine has been running for over seventeen years. Originally produced as a one page newsletter for occasional London based gigs and roots music record hops it grew rapidly and has now developed into a 60 page on-line by-monthly magazine. The Tales From The Woods roots music networking group as an organisation has helped to bring roots music back to a central London stage and they look forward to many more years with the help of roots music fans old and new to keep on keeping on.
Worthing Pier's Southern Pavilion

Situated at the far end of Worthing Pier, The Southern Pavilion is a beautifully restored art deco glass conservatory which houses a large tearoom and function area, hosting regular live music events.



More coming soon ....