• 16-18 June, 2023
  • Huddersfield

GNUF 2020 – An Online Sideshow


Due to the Lockdown, we were unable to put on our full festival in 2020. Instead, our resident Sideshow Compere Extraordinaire Mim put on a Online Sideshow!

Our Incomparable Hostess:
A Festival Favourite:
Ever So Orange:
Eve Nelson
Livingup to her name:
The Tattooed Ukelady
Over to Mim:


SING, LAUGH & JAM on Mim’s World Famous Sideshow Stage! In 2015, what was meant to be a little open mic in the courtyard has turned into one of the most famous open mics in the world! It is more than an open mic, but rather a community of encouragement and support where ukulele players become performers! Every participant is encouraged to set performing goals. Then they can come back year after year and show their stuff! It is inspirational!

This is the stage for the people, no professional performers allowed. YOU are the star! SING a Song, TELL a Joke, LEAD a Strum! YOU are the opening act to the Mainstage! From Alaska to Australia, Canada to Norway, and all over the UK… you never know who will perform on Mim’s International Sideshow stage!


Queen of the Jam:
Corinne Finnan
There's two of him:
Michael August
In the garden:
Christine Maguire
All the way from Vienna:
Nikky And The Ukulele

Mim is on-hand to give you all the encouragement you need! Sidekick Mark will be lounging on the steps making sure your sound is great and offering his signature thumbs-up of support! Nothing makes them happier than seeing first-time performers show their stuff and see returning acts improve year after year!

We had performers including: Mim, Simon Taylor, Mark & Marie, Christine Maguire, Lylee, The Tattooed Ukelady, The Magtones, Valerie Hayllor, Neil Collins, Sara Scully, Richard & Maggie, Michael August, Printerlele Rik, John Atherley, Eve Nelson, Shortstraw, Nikky and the Ukulele, Kimm Summerlin, Corrine Finnan, Shurmy, Rustypops, Carol Jamnejad, Kate and her Baritone, Turning Heads