Ukulele Festival of Great Britain

16th – 18th June 2017

Welcome to the website for the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain – one of the biggest and best ukulele festivals in the world, now getting ready for its eighth uke-tastic year.

It seems like the dust has only just settled on our fantastic FIESTAVAL of 2016. A HUGE ENORMOUS THANK YOU to everyone who came and helped make it such a great success. You are the reason why we do it and you make it all worthwhile.

But enough of that!  As always, we’re looking forward to another amazing event in 2017.  We’ll be bringing some of the most talented, most awesome, most fabulous, most unbelievable ukulele acts in the world – always something new and exciting, always something familiar and fabulous – to the beautiful festival town of Cheltenham in the heart of the Cotswolds; giving you the chance to learn something new or hone your talents at one of the wonderful workshops, or to buy a new uke or just lust over the fabulous instruments and more on offer at the stunning stalls.  You can get out your ukes and play your socks off at one of the many jam sessions and the brilliant Big Busk, or show off your talents with an open mic performance.  Best of all, you will find yourself at the centre of one of the grandest gatherings of the ukulele community, surrounded by friends old and new – hundreds of happy people all sharing in the ukulele love.

Details will be available soon with festival tickets on sale on 1st December 2016, workshop tickets on 1st February 2017 – oh, the excitement!  Be sure to book tickets and workshops good and early to avoid disappointment.

You might like to start thinking about accommodation if you’re going to need somewhere to stay – Cheltenham is a popular tourist destination with loads of lovely places to lay your head (including a special camping site for festival-goers). Be sure to spread the word to any friends and fellow ukulele players who may be thinking of coming for the first time.

We like a theme here at Ukefest GB, as regular festival-goers will know, so here’s a question:  what were you doing in June 1967?  Were you a long-haired hippie, a groovy chick with flowers in her hair, in infant school learning to read with Dick and Dora– or maybe still just a twinkle in your parents’ eye?  Well, whatever you were doing back then, we’re going all psychedelic in June ‘17 and will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love – the songs, the clothes, the swinging vibe and all things flower.  Lots of fancy dress, if you please…!

In the meantime, if you haven’t been to UFGB before, scroll down to see some of the comments received from those who have, an array of glorious photos which capture the event beautifully, and the irrepressible Ukulele Bartt’s brilliant video diary of the 2015 event.  Don’t be too sad if you missed out – just make sure you don’t miss it again, by subscribing to our mailing list below for regular email updates.

Can’t wait to see you all again!

The Ukefest Team

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What, where and when

The 8th Ukulele Festival of Great Britain will be held over three days from Friday 16th June to Sunday 18th June 2017, following the tried and trusted pattern of previous years.  Precise details will be provided in the programme, but for those who have not been before, the following gives an approximate breakdown of activities throughout the weekend.

Here are just a few of the comments received on Facebook after previous festivals….

Thank you to you guys! Yet again you pulled off a wonderful gathering. Great artist, great folk, great atmosphere. Brilliant! Well done all concerned.

Lawrence Diamond

This was a wonderful,fantastic weekend full of good ukeing and good friends. Thank you for everything

Derek Coates

Personally, I think it was the best one yet, fantastic players and so good of you to book the fine weather !!

Congratulations Festival Team, here’s to 2015,bring it on, CHEERS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Simon Grove

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Ukulele Festival of Great Britain 2017

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