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Friday 21st July to Sunday 23rd July 2017

In and around the Pubs and Streets of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

British Blues Awards Festival of the Year 2015 & 2016



Connie Lush



BabaJack's Becky Tate



Tommy Allen and Ray Drury

Click here for Review by Rosy Greer

More photos coming soon ....
 

Thursday
(Pre Festival - Selected pub venues)
Mr Wolf

 

Friday
Bluesman Mike Francis
The Folly Bros
Slow Finger
 

Saturday
Tommy Allen & Ray Drury
Steve Ajao Blues Giants
Ian O'Regan
Mumbo Jumbo
Catfish
Hannah Aldridge
Tipitina
Elles Bailey
Connie Lush
Norman Beaker Band

 

Sunday
Birmingham Community Gospel Choir
Rob Lear
Blues Boys Kings
The Gumbo Shakers
The Swaps
Stompin Dave
Trafficker
BabaJack

 


Slow Finger

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Upton Blues Festival 2007 - The Year of the Floods

 

2017 was the 10th anniversary of Upton floods in 2007. Do you remember them, were you there? I arrived early on the Friday and was literally marooned in Upton until the Monday morning so witnessed the worst flooding since 1947. Here are two photos to show you what it was like. The first photo is the campsite on Sunday 23rd July 2017 followed by the same view on Sunday 22nd July 2007. It's a caravan roof in the flooded field!

Needless to say the festival was cancelled but the Upton spirit soldiered on. As I said in my 2007 review: "On a sunny Sunday afternoon, when you can't get out of town because all the roads are flooded, and you can't get a drink by the riverside because the bars are also flooded, the only answer is to move the bar into the street and have a party! Now to have a party you need music - Tipitina (Debby Jones and Justin Randall) to the rescue!!"

Click here to see photos of the 2007 floods

Click here to see the 'Tipitina Street Party'

Click here to see the full Upton 2007 photo gallery

Please excuse the old format web pages for the 2007 festival, the website has had many changes over the past 17 years, but it's all still online!

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