• Sarah Maisel
  • Sonning Club
  • James Hill & Nico'o
  • Busking crowd
  • Ukulele Bartt and Paul Moore

See the Line Up

Once again, our aim is to bring the best acts from around the world for your delight. Check out the amazing line up for this year.


Buy Tickets

Tickets are now SOLD OUT!



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.  Now available to book. Don't miss out! See details here.


*** 20th - 22nd June 2014 ***

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!  2014 will be our fifth festival and we sincerely hope it will be bigger and better than ever.

Because most of us will never get the chance to go to Hawaii, this year we’re bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Cheltenham – our fantastic line-up includes two players from the 51st state, as well as a whole array of amazing and awesome international and home-grown players - some back by popular demand and some brand new to Cheltenham.  And of course, there is loads of other stuff to keep you entertained and amused for the whole weekend. 

Wow - thanks for one of the best ukulele festivals ever!! Workshop, concert, a lot of busk playing, and best of all- new friends!! Thanks Cheltenham, we'll come back!!
Tons of love and hugs around.;-)

Pelle and Anne, Norway

Thank you to everyone who has made the first four festivals such a great success. Last year, we sold out of tickets several weeks 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.

If you’re new to the festival, please take a look at the "Festival" page for an outline of the activities and venues for the weekend, and check the accommodation where you will find details of the Cheltenham Hospitality Association who are offering a discount to all festival goers.

We have always endeavoured to bring top International ukulele artists to the UK, and be the first to do so. From James Hill to Manitoba Hal, Sarah Maisel and many more, we have achieved many firsts and will continue to do so.

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

So dig out your Hawaiian shirts and dust off your grass skirts – Hawaii is coming to Cheltenham. Can't wait to see you all again!

The Ukefest Team

PS We hope you like our new website - it is designed to work on all your phones, tablets etc.! Clever, eh!

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Competition Winners!

Congratulations to The Ukuladies for winning this year's competition! You can see the winning video here and they will be opening the open mic on Sunday.

Ukulele Giveaway

See details of an offer from RGT Exams. Click here for details.

Thursday Night

Start early this year with a chance to play on Thursday night. Read more here.


The songbook for the Big Busk is now available. Download it here!


Check out the details for this year's competition here.


4th March

All festival tickets are now sold out. There are a few workshop tickets available. Any problems please email Ally.


Now available to book. Don't miss out! See details here.


We will soon be announcing details of a competition for the 2014 festival. This will be for clubs and groups, ideally of 6 or more people, with a chance to win the opening slot on Sunday afternoon!!  Get practicing. Details coming soon.

The Window of Opportunity

Something new for Friday night! Click here for details of the Window of Opportunity.

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