The Upton Blues Festival is an annual celebration of Blues Music that takes place in the town of Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire with 3 official stages throughout the town and other separate pub locations.
The 2018 Upton Blues festival will be held over the 3 day festival weekend Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July.
A number of acts are confirmed, including The Stumble, The Mentulls, Swampgrass, The Quireboys, Jo Harman, Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, Ma Polaine's Great Decline, Bex Marshall Trio, Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band, Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla, The Black Feathers, Clare Free Band, Simon Honeyboy Hickling, Trevor Babajack Steger, Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings, and many more, with more to be announced.
For all of the details so far please see the line-up page.
The festival also caters for music workshops, where the different styles, instruments and voices are open for discussion and demonstration. There's also music in venues mainly based in the pubs in the town, as well as open-air venues.
Attendees are welcome to camp and make the most of a weekend of music from blues rock to bluegrass, country blues to New Orleans, acoustic to soul and gospel.
The festival which is self funded through a combination of camping, festival merchandising and local business sponsorship and advertising attracts 1000's of people into the shops & pubs of Upton over the festival weekend, promoting both the town and local area whilst providing a weekend of free entertainment.
Camping is very important to the festival as without the revenue it generates there would be no festival.
Camping tickets are priced as follows:-
Adult Thursday-Monday: £40
Adult Friday-Monday: £30
Adult Saturday-Monday: £20
The Upton Blues Festival is now a Registered Charity which recognises the not-for-profit nature of the event, its volunteer committee and brings a number of other benefits.
For more information click here.
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