Well it has already been in the planning stages for a couple of months, but the annual N'Ukefest ukulele gathering is now well and truly live!
This is the third year that the event has taken place, each time hosted by our band The N'Ukes. This year it takes place on 16-18 May at the Cotton Arms pub in the heart of leafy Cheshire UK. It is free to attend and all taking place in aid of Macmillan and The Wingate Centre charities. The backbone of the event are the open mic performances from uke players and clubs all over the UK, and on the Saturday night we have a real treat with a range of professional performers giving their time for charity.
Open mic slots can be booked in advance, and whilst we are holding some back for the days themselves, you ought to be quick if you want a guaranteed slot as most of the Saturday slots have already been filled. Are you a solo performer, in a duo, a band or a club and want to perform? Then please head over to the APPLICATION FORM right away!
The general schedule is a follows
FRIDAY - informal evening get together
SATURDAY - open mic day until 5.30pm with lots of surprises. In the evening we have a gig programme comprising Phil Doleman, Chonkinfeckle, Krabbers, Dead Mans Uke, The N'Ukes and Ooty And The Cloud.
SUNDAY - open mic, and grand raffle draw.
The raffle is being kindly organised by Mary Agnes Krell, Director of the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival!
Camping is available on site (details on the website) and we would love to see you there. We think this is going to be the largest informal and free gathering of uke players in the UK during 2014!