• Ukefest Stage 2014
  • Sarah Maisel
  • Ukefest Busk 2014
  • James Hill & Nico'o
  • Imperial Gardens at Ukefest 2014
  • Ukulele Bartt and Paul Moore
  • Holst at Ukefest 2014

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Our amazing line up will be announced in October. To be the first to see it please register below.


Buy Tickets

Tickets for the 2015 festival will be available on November 1st 2014. Please register below to be reminded.



We have a range of workshops for all levels of ability. One thing is for sure - you will be a better player when you leave.  Details will be made available nearer the time. Please register below to be notified as soon as they are available.


*** 19th - 21st June 2015 ***

Welcome to the website for the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain - possibly the biggest and best uke fest outside of Hawaii - well, that's what we're told!  2015 will be our sixth festival and we sincerely hope it will be bigger and better than ever.

All details will be available soon with tickets going on sale on November 1st!! Please make a note as tickets sold really fast for the 2014 festival!

It is going to be very difficult to tell friends how good the festival was as fantastic just doesnt do it justice!! Totally amazing weekend in every respect, even the weather. Thank you so much to the team who organised the event and the fabulous artists who performed.

Alan Saunders

Thank you to everyone who has made the first five festivals such a great success. Last year, we sold out of tickets several months before the event, so be sure to book your tickets and workshops good and early to avoid disappointment, and start thinking about accommodation if you’re going to need somewhere to stay. And spread the word to any friends and fellow ukeists who may be thinking of coming for the first time.

Any questions, please contact us or subscribe to our mailing list below for regular email updates.

In the meantime, if you weren't with us in June 2014, scroll down to see some of the comments received from those who were!!!

Can't wait to see you all again!

The Ukefest Team

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COMMENTS ON 2014 festival

Here are just a few of the comments received on Facebook after the festival in 2014....

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

An outstanding weekend - simply brilliant. A massive thank you to the team for organising the event and having some amazing players headlining. Can't wait for next year!!!
Nick O'Shaughnessy

The third one I have been to and they just get better, I have to say though, you have really set the bar high with this one! looking forward to 2015, Congrats to all involved
Keith A. Lees

Hi, Pete from the RGT here. What a fantastic event, very well organised, a blast from start to finish. See you next year!
Pete Farrugia

Brilliant - can't wait for next year!! Bring it on!
Sara Yirrell

Thanks to you guys! Our first uke festival was amazing!! We enjoyed every minute.
Fiona Martin

I can't wait for 2015!
Benjamyn Rees

Loved it, Mahalo to you all!
Liam Capper-Starr

Wonderful weekend! I will never skip this festival!
Maris Soonsein

Words cannot express.....but if you saw my continuous smile .....that is still with me....you would understand. Thank you. Love you all. !
Chan Thanh

FANTASTIC! Loved it. Great festival and lovely to meet friends old and new.
Mahalo to all.
Al Doubleyew

Absolutely fantastic! A big thank you to all the organisers. I can't believe you brought all those super players together. And what a joy to watch them on Sunday afternoon and even get to perform with them! Roll on next year.
Lorna Samways

We had a wonderful time met many new friends, and will be telling All our mates in Canada about it. Thanks so much! We will be back!
Diana Zimber

I couldn't agree more. It was an honor to be a part of it. Thank you so much for organizing such an awesome event. Wow.
Sarah Maisel

Aloha! We really enjoyed our second year at the festival and can't wait for next one. Thanks to everyone for all your hard work in making it so special
Chris Sellers

It is going to be very difficult to tell friends how good the festival was as fantastic just doesnt do it justice!! Totally amazing weekend in every respect, even the weather. Thank you so much to the team who organised the event and the fabulous artists who performed.
Alan Saunders

Absolutely brilliant ! This year was the best so far I think. The guys from Japan were amazing - as was Taimane. It was also great to have the big busk in the Imperial Gardens. The Sunday afternoon session at The Exmouth was really special too -especially when Uff played. Well done everyone - see you next year.
Norman Brewerton

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you all so much! Got back home totally inspired and topped up on uke love! xx
Irena Slipczuk

Still talking about it, what a super time we had. The organisation was superb. Workshops were brilliant & the acts sensational. Only did the Saturday as new to Uke playing, but next year the whole shebang. Thank you so much.
Joanne Poitevin

Couldn't agree more! As a UFoGB virgin, I had the time of my life! The workshops by Phil and Craig Chee Ukulele were real eye-openers and showed me a little of what I still have to learn; the acts in the Town Hall were without exception a-may-zing, and as for the busk and the Exmouth sessions, well, I guess you have to have a lot of good humour and a little humility to take up our little jumpin' flea, and everyone I met over the weekend had those qualities in spades! God bless all of you!
David Alexander

What a fantastic event. So so lucky to have it on the doorstep!
Chris Lock

What a great weekend! Well done you all! When are next year's tickets on sale?
Clive Wilson

First uke thing I've been to at all, was only there on Saturday in the stall hall but got to meet Ryo and lots of other cool people!
Tim Morrison

Yet again you made an amazing thing happen! What a fabulous weekend, so pleased I could be a part of it. The audience and workshoppers were all really up for everything! Thank you!
Phil Doleman

As always, enjoyable and inspiring: thanks to everyone involved. I thought the mass busk in the Imperials Gardens was an inspired change (and the weather helped.) Worth considering again for next year?
Martin Hardman

Thanks so much! The acts this year were amazing - absolute quality from beginning to end. Sarah Maisel in particular was a joy to watch and Taimane brought the main event to a perfect, breathtaking end. It all just proved that there is so much more to the humble uke than most people imagine. Now, when do the 2015 tickets go on sale..?
Ian Johnson

Fantastic fun and wonderfully joyous. Huge congrats to organisers and performers.
Nic Rigby

It was brilliant! I much preferred the Mass Busk being at the Town Hall Gardens. It meant that those with children could let off steam in a safe environment. Please let this aspect continue. Xx
Sherrel Jane Lee

As part of the Yankee Invasion Crew ( and a New Englander at that) I want to thank all the new friends I've met this week end and all the folks who put together a truly great Ukulele Festival. I think I can speak for the other Yanks from California and Texas that this has been a most memorable and delightful experience. Thank you all ! ;-)> Boz
David Bosworth

THANK YOU!!!! It was amazing... What a struggle to go back to work today after such a good weekend! Bring on 2015!
Edward Sell

A HUGE thank you the UFGB team, as the comments on here show the festival really was fantastic. Everyone had a ball, great acts and in such beautiful surroundings too. Thanks to everyone who came to the workshops and everyone who came and said hello. Fare thee well for now.
Ukulele Uff and Lonesome Dave

From all at Mother Ukers HQ, we also would like to say a huge well done. It was simple superb and an honour to be part of. To The Future!
Paul Tucker

Well done for putting on a great festival. We loved it sooo much xxx
Bristol Ukulele Jam 

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