We bring the world’s best, most exciting and newest ukulele players to you. This year expect some brilliant debuts.
True originals, inspiring performers and genuinely new experiences
Our workshops are unparalleled in their breadth & depth this year. Learn new tricks or refine your skills. Explore and try new things.
You’ll find loads of new things to take part in and a lot of festival favourites (like Mim’s Stage and the Late Night Cabaret).
Grand Northern Ukulele Festival
(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 (GB), Elisabeth Pfeiffer (AT), Natasha Ghosh (NL), Fake Plastic Tigers (NL+GB), Matt Griffo (US), The Ukelites (DE), Astraluna, UkePunk, Oli Mansell, Iain Glencross, Opera-lele, Andydan, Belfast Ukulele Jam, Rag House, Plastic Jeezus, Marc Gallagher, Matt Hicks, Professor Chris, Ooty & the Cloud, Belfast Ukulele Jam, Dawn & her Uke, Dave & the Isaacle, Pitsmoor Ladies Ukulele Chorale (and there’s more to be announced!). These amazing artists are performing and offering new workshops and experiences.
Festival favourites including the Mim’s Ukes Sideshow Stage, Late Night Cabaret, Unplug the Wood and silliness from Simon (biscuity goodness) Taylor will also return.
All this and there are still LOADS more artists and ace things to announce!
Join in with the sing-alongs!
There’s loads of sing-along opportunities. Download our songbook & have a go!
What to expect:
New for this year, you’ll find workshops and experiences covering all things ukulele and other related things like photography, performance, comedy and more.
Pre-festival open mic & jam (every year, overseas artists & festival friends arrive early… this year, we’re throwing a bit of a shindig for everyone).
from 5pm – There are workshops, performances and jams at venues across town.
Saturday (all day & night)
from morning until late – World-class performances on 5 different stages, a wide range of workshops including loads of new sessions, open-mics, jams and loads more.
Sunday (all day)
from morning until teatime – Even more great performances, workshops, open-mics and jams. Things wrap up around 5pm because we know folks need to get home on Sunday evening..