2018 Events

Yorkshire Dales Ukulele Weekender

Poster 2018

Where: Victoria Hall, Settle, North Yorkshire, UK
When: March 23-25
Featuring: Dead Mans Uke, Hedge Inspectors, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Dani and Liam, Elisabeth Pfeiffer, Unplugthewood

Big Boat On The Thames


Where: London, UK
When: April 7
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/big-boat-on-the-thames-luxury-london-ukulele-experience

Lincoln Ukulele Festival

Where: Bishop Grosseteste Univerity, Newport, Lincoln, UK
When: April 15
Featuring: Opera-lele

“Lincoln Ukulele Festival Sunday 15th April 2018 doors open 10am, musical fun right through to 5pm.
Cafeteria on site, access for wheelchairs, free home – made cakes at teatime,  singarounds, workshops,
songbooks, all completely free of charge!
Bishop Grosseteste University campus Newport, LINCOLN LN1 3DY”

Website: http://www.lincolnukuleleband.co.uk/festival/

Ukulele Takeover – Mossley Hill Beer Festival

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Where: Mossley Hill, Liverpool, UK
When: April 28
Featuring: Splintered Ukes, D’Ukes of Hazzard, Secret Ukulele Band, Ukulele Club Liverpool, Summer Strum Band
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/921922901299671/

Ukulele Festival of Scotland

Where: Crichton Estate, Dumfries, Scotland, UK
When: April 27-29
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://ukulelefestivalofscotland.co.uk

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2018

Where: Huddersfield, UK
When: May 11-13
Featuring: Winner of the 2017 Best Ukulele Festival prize in the Got a Ukulele/UKE Magazine awards – Andy Eastwood (GB), Andrew Molina (US), Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer (GB), Peter Luongo (CA), Bad Mouse Orchestra (DE), Amelia Coburn (UK), Elisabeth Pfeiffer (AT), Natasha Ghosh (NL), Fake Plastic Tigers (NL+GB), Matt Griffo (US), The Ukelites (DE), Oli Mansell, Iain Glencross, Opera-lele, Andydan, Belfast Ukulele Jam, Rag House, Plastic Jeezus, Astraluna, Marc Gallagher, The D’ukes, Matt Hicks, Professor Chris, Ooty and the Cloud, Belfast Ukulele Jam, Dawn and her Uke, Isaac Hughes-Dennis and David Collins, Pitsmoor Ladies Ukulele Chorale (and more!) are performing and offering new workshops and experiences.
Website: http://northernuke.com
– My personal favourite.

New Forest Ukulele Festival

Where: New Milton, Hampshire, UK
When: May 12-19
Featuring: Opera-lele, Plastic Jeezus
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/135780580445374/?hc_location=ufi

Meet The Ukulele Maker Festival 2018


Where: Snowdonia, Wales, UK
When: May 18-19
Featuring: Andy Eastwood, Paul Tucker, Zoë Bestel

“The Festival will start off with an open mic session on Friday evening in the Oakley Arms hotel at the bottom of Plas Tan y Bwlch’s drive. On Saturday morning ukulele makers will be available to answer questions and have samples of their work on display for sale. In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to attend workshops on various ukulele building techniques and song writing and more. After dinner there will be concerts held in the library and in the theatre with headline players Andy Eastwood,Paul Tucker and Zoe Bestel. Support acts include Liz Panton.”

Website: http://www.mumf.co.uk

Skipsea Ukulele Festival

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Where: Skipsea
When: 21st April
Skipsea Ukulele Festival aims to bring together Ukulele players and enthusiasts from all over Yorkshire and beyond.

UKE Power

Where: Drax Social Club, North Yorkshire, UK
When: May 26-28
Featuring: Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson
Website: https://www.chrismcshanemusic.co.uk/uke-power/

Winchester Ukulele Festival

Where: Winchester Rugby Football Club, Winchester, UK
When: June 1-2
Featuring: Manitoba Hal, Andy Eastwood, Tobias Elof, Zoë Bestel, Remco, Plastic Jeesus, League of Ukulele Gentlemen
Wesbite: http://www.winchesterukefest.co.uk/tickets18.htm

Ukulele Festival On The Beach

Where: Oddicombe Beach, Babacombe, Torquay, UK
When: June 9-10
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.torquay.com/ukulele-festival-on-the-beach/

The Forest Ukulele Retreat

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Where: Harts Barn Craft Centre, Forest of Dean, UK
When: June 15-17
Featuring: Phil Doleman, Samantha Muir, Peter Moss, Steven Sproat
Website: https://theukeroom.com/retreat/

Upton Ukulele Festival

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Where: Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, UK
When: June 15-17
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Upton-Ukulele-Festival-137039586872660/

Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza 2018

Where: Haworth, Yorkshire, UK
When: June 16-17
Featuring: TBC
“HUGE 2018 will be on Saturday 16th June.  On Saturday 16th June we’ll be in the Old School Rooms, Haworth for the usual mix of ukulele mayhem and fun – with a few new tricks up our sleeves.  There’ll also be a flash mob during the day.  More details coming soon!!”
Website: http://www.haworthukulelegroup.co.uk/huge-2017/

Biddulph Ukulele Day

We've got the BUG - the Biddulph Ukulele Group

Where: Biddulph, Staffordshire, UK
When: June 23
Featuring: Samantha Muir, Manitoba Hal, Amelia Coburn
“A great line up of ukulele officionados for BUG day. Including Sam Muir, Manitoba Hal, Amelia Coburn and not forgetting our own Peter Moss. There’ll be the usual ukulele entertainment throughout the day with performances from individuals and groups from far and near. There’ll be workshops put on by some of the top performers above, and an opportunity for everyone to improve their skill and technique and have fun doing so.”
Website: TBC

Ukes In The Sun

Where: Farmers Arms, St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, UK
When: June 22 -23
Featuring: TBC
Website: TBC (Contact mdhealy@hotmail.com )

Ukulele Festival Of Wales

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Where: Gower Heritage Centre, Wales
When: June 29 – July 1
Featuring: Georgia Mae, Hedge Inspectors, Ukoholix, Sarah Kelly, Madison Martin, Ben Rouse, Fflip Fflops, Manitoba Hal, Gaudy Orde, Elderly Brothers, Amigos Gypsy Jazz Orchestra.
Website: https://www.visitswanseabay.com/events/ukulele-festival-wales-2/

Tees Ukulele Festival

Where: Redcar UK
When: July 7
Featuring: Dead Mans Uke, Mersey Belles, Peter Moss, Workshops
Website: https://www.teesukefestival.co.uk

Box Ukulele Festival

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Where: Queens Head, Box, Wiltshire, UK
When: July 14
Featuring: The Mighty Lemons, The Mother Pluckers, Whispering Pauline and her Pleasant Pluckers, The Strumming Birds
Website: http://www.boxukulelefestival.co.uk

Ukulele Hooley by the Sea

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Where: Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
When: August 25 – 26
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.ukulelehooley.com/

Highland Ukulele Gathering

Where: Scotland’s Hotel, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland
When: September 14 – 16
Featuring: Samantha Muir, Cera Impala, Nigel Gatherer
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PerthUkeFest/

Uke East 2018

Uke East 2018

Where: Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
When: September 21-23
Featuring: Tricity Vogue, Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson, Dead Mans Uke, Ukulollo
Website: http://uke-east.co.uk

Bracklesham Bay Ukulele Festival

Where: Eastbourne, UK
When: October 26-29
Featuring: TBC
Website: TBC

Uke Express Steam Train and Uke Weekend

Friday, November 2, 2018 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2018 11:00 PM
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
12 Park St, Pickering YO18 7AJ
The Uke Express returns to Pickering on the weekend of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November!

With options to include:

Friday Night Big Strum & Open Mic
Specially Chartered Steam Train on Saturday
Saturday Night Triple-Header Concert
Specially Chartered Steam Train on Sunday
Sunday Night Big Strum & Open Mic

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The Big Christmas Ukulele Party – Blackpool

Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:30 PM 11:00 PM
Hilton Hotel (map)

A fantastic way to get in the festive mood, our Big Christmas Ukulele Party promises fun, learning, music and bright lights!


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