Our work


'UKBlues supporting UK Blues' - Joel Fisk (LaVendore Rogue) at Southport's Big Blues Festival 2017


UK Blues Challenge

UKBlues 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 which takes place annually at various locations across Europe. UKBlues is also an Affiliate of the Blues Foundation which allows UKBlues to nominate the UK representative at the annual International Blues Challenge which takes place annually in Memphis, USA. The UK Blues Challenge is the formal process to select the UK representative for both of these annual events.

UKBlues Awards

UKBlues have put in place the UKBlues Awards scheme to give the blues community in the UK the opportunity to recognise and applaud those involved with the blues in the UK.


Full details of how to be a sponsor of one of our events.


UKBlues is working on projects to educate people about Blues music and the history of British Blues. We are greatly indebted to the British Blues Archive (now amalgamated with UKBlues), Earlyblues.com and the British Blues Exhibition for material used within this on-line educational resource.


Reviews of our work including the UK Blues Challenge events.


Acknowledging individuals for their kindness in providing material for the UKBlues website.