Cancelled

BIGGEST FREE BLUES FESTIVAL IN THE UK

UPTON UPON SEVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE

2020 CANCELLED

All camping tickets sold will get a full refund, including booking fees.

As of 12 noon 21st March 2020 – All those who have booked camping tickets will receive a full refund, which will be processed in the next few days.

After much consideration, we have decided in light of Coronavirus to cancel the 2020 Blues Festival. 
 
All those who have booked camping tickets will receive a full refund, which will be processed in the next few days.
 
We shall be talking to the many talented artists and acts we’ve booked about rescheduling for 2021.
We’ll be in touch with all of our other contractors in due course.
 
There are two important reasons for making this decision: 
 
  • We feel a duty to festival-goers and to the people of Upton itself to act responsibly with regard to public health: the town has a generally older population which current government measures are designed to protect. Even if those restrictions have been relaxed by July, we don’t think Upton will be ready for such a large event quite so soon.
  • Putting on the festival means spending a considerable amount of money now on staging, equipment, and all the infrastructure associated with an event of this size. Our finances are finely balanced, and if we can’t cover our outlay it’ll  put the whole future of the festival in jeopardy. It’s impossible to predict how long Coronavirus restrictions will remain in place, or what public confidence in crowded events will be like at the end of it. 
We have acted in the interests of protecting our home, our visitors and the long-term future of the festival. I’m sure you will understand why there was no other decision to take. 
 
Planning will now start for the Upton Blues Festival 2021, and making it an unforgettable event.
 
Stay Safe from Grahame and All the Upton Blues Committee 

2021 CAMPING

Band Bookings

RIVERSIDE, ACOUSTIC AND BIG TOP STAGE BAND BOOKINGS FOR 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED.

15th – 18th July 21

THREE MAIN STAGES – 12 INDEPENDENT VENUES – OVER 160 GIGS

Hey folks, as we now look forward to the 2020 Festival we have some great new additions to our weekend. The camp site is opening a day earlier for all you hardy folk that want to arrive early, get set up and get ready to go for the weekend. We are also offering you the chance to stay on a day later, which means you can avoid the manic Monday rush to leave, kick back and enjoy the town of Upton and all it has to offer, without a festival going on. We have brand new Campsite caterers this year, providing a new look campsite stage, essentials shop and food offering. After the huge success of the church as the acoustic stage last year, we have enlarged and improved the seating area even more.  This year we are also introducing a “Supporters Wristband” each will have a. serial number on them, and we will have a draw at the end of the weekend, offering a fantastic prize to the winner.

We have a great line up this year with some epic bands booked in for you, including – Sean Webster, Dusk Brothers, Northsyde, Thr3e, Hamilton Loomis, Elles Bailey, Catfish, Tommy Allen and Dana Gillespie to name but a few! Look at the full listing on the Artists Page.

We look forward to seeing you over the weekend, when it will be sunny and hot!

Directed by Frazer Sheppard and the backing music is written and performed by the fabulous Stone Mountain Sinners.

BANDS FOR 2021

BANDS WILL BE CONFIRMED LATER IN THE YEAR.

ELLES BAILEY / THE SWAPS / STEPHEN DALE PETIT BAND / TOMMY ALLENS TRAFFICKER / CATFISH / THE CADILLAC KINGS / BACKWATER ROLL / DELTA LADIES / GARY CAIN / JUNCO SHAKERS / THE STRAYS / HOOLEY BAND / HOOSON MAGUIRE / KAT PEARSON / DANA GILLESPIE AND THE LONDON BLUES BAND / SEAN WEBSTER / THR3E / DUSK BROTHERS / KEITH THOMPSON / BORN HEALER / GREG COULSON / MISTER SHAKES / THE BIG GINGE BLUES BAND / NORTHSYDE 

HEADLINERS


THE FOLLY BROTHERS

THE FOLLY BROTHERS


HAMILTON LOOMIS

HAMILTON LOOMIS


MUMBO JUMBO

MUMBO JUMBO


NORTHSYDE

NORTHSYDE


THE BIG GINGE BLUES BAND

THE BIG GINGE BLUES BAND


GREG COULSON

GREG COULSON


BORN HEALER

BORN HEALER


KEITH THOMPSON BAND

KEITH THOMPSON BAND


DUSK BROTHERS

DUSK BROTHERS


THR3E

THR3E


SEAN WEBSTER

SEAN WEBSTER


DANA GILLESPIE AND THE LONDON BLUES BAND

DANA GILLESPIE AND THE LONDON BLUES BAND


KAT PEARSON

KAT PEARSON


HOOSON MAGUIRE

HOOSON MAGUIRE


HOOLI BAND

HOOLI BAND


THE STRAYS

THE STRAYS


JUNCO SHAKERS

JUNCO SHAKERS


GARY CAIN

GARY CAIN


DELTA LADIES

DELTA LADIES


BACKWATER ROLL

BACKWATER ROLL

BAND


THE CADILLAC KINGS

THE CADILLAC KINGS


CATFISH

CATFISH


TOMMY ALLENS TRAFFICKER

TOMMY ALLENS TRAFFICKER


STEPHEN DALE PETIT BAND

STEPHEN DALE PETIT BAND


THE SWAPS

THE SWAPS


ELLES BAILEY

ELLES BAILEY


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BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

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