• Having a fallow year in 2024

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Having a fallow year in 2024, looking forward to the future.

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    Photography credit:
    James Millar
    Photography credit:
    James Millar
    Photography credit:
    James Millar
    Photography credit:
    James Millar
    The humble uke

    What it’s all about

    GNUF is a celebration of the ukulele, of music, of talent, and of community. We fill Huddersfield with fun, laughter, and of course, ukuleles. Bringing the best international ukulele artists, innovative performance art, immersive musical experiences, it’s a family-friendly, surreal, and beautiful festival.

    Fabulous Festival

    Jake Shimabukuro - Artist

    Second to none! It has the spirit and community feeling like no other that I’ve ever attended!

    Peter Luongo - Teacher, Workshop Leader, & Artist

    One of the best festivals on the planet

    Jay Molina - Artist

    Great Atmosphere. Something Truly Special

    Andy Eastwood - Artist

    I have travelled the world in search of the ultimate ukulele festivals. GNUF is the absolutely, hands down, best one I have been to! Brilliant workshops, performers, merch market! And the most welcoming, friendly Uke players to be found anywhere! Just go!

    Lauraileen O'Connor - Attendee

    The people are the highlight for me; meeting musicians and fans, hanging out, learning new skills, appreciating talent (and the bizarre) and being able top it off with a jam every night is amazing. I’ve been back every year

    Christopher Osbaldeston - Attendee

    For anyone who has ever been to a GNUF event before, this is not just another ukulele festival, it’s a return to what I think is the best ukulele festival there is

    Barry Maz, Got A Ukulele - Blogger & Attendee