Central Coast Ukulele Festival 2018








The 7th Central Coast Ukulele festival 2018

23th – 26 August 2018

Diggers At The Entrance

Central Coast Hwy

Long Jetty

This year we will be holding our event all  indoors undercover at The wonderful Diggers at The Entrance with views over our beautiful Tuggerah Lakes.

Our festival this year has been moved to August as September is starting to be a very busy month and we are surrounded by other festivals and school holidays.  As August can be beautiful weather it can also unpredictable so we have decided to move this years festival indoors for your comfort and I am thinking about doing this every two years perhaps. We won’t have to worry about the weather and this gives us a chance to explore other things.

Come and spend some time with us. You can enjoy our festival and enjoy our great area of The Entrance and other beaches and lakes across The Central Coast. Being out of school holidays makes it an ideal time for a break and prices.

Accommodation is plentiful around the Entrance from 5 star rating resorts and hotels to camping ground and caravans parks our on the beaches or lakes.

There is also accommodation at the Diggers (Ibis) however you will have to get in early as it gets booked out quickly

I am going to include a folk element into this year’s festival so please pass on the word. We’d love to hear from you

Our Saturday night has been  designated “Fiesta fun night”  so you can let out hair down, dress up in colours,  sing and dancing will be the fun as we have a great band booked for you.

The program so far and still in draft will run from

Thursday 23th (workshops)

Friday  24th (Day  – workshops)   (night – Dinner Show bookings essential)

Saturday 25th (workshops) (performances)

Saturday night (fiesta fun night)

Sunday 26th  (performances)

Workshops will include
* a singing workshop

* Ukulele work shop  – beginners and intermediate
* how to change strings and ukulele care
* bass workshop – how to play bass beginners and intermediate

* Song writing workshop

* Master class with riffs and lead lines

These are to name a few

We will have The Pavilion Room for a few hours – workshops

The Liquid Lounge – main performances

The Barrel Bar – solo and duo

The Cafe – solo and duo

All indoors and with food and drink ready available.

We may look at Ukes in cafes but will do something different from last year.

For applications to perform or any inquiries please contact




Here are some pics from last year

Cameron Murray Bill Griffin and Walt Keale

uku poster 2017 5.2 web

When: 21st to 25th September 2017

Where: The Entrance, NSW

For the full line up and activity information please see download the Festival Program: 2017 Central Coast Ukulele Festival Program (click to download)

The Central Coast Ukulele Festival has fantastic international artists, Australia artists, markets and workshops plus ukulele collectives from around Australia!

Artists include:

Walt Keale
Website: www.squareup.com/market/kealemusic

Walt Keale.jpg

Bill Griffin
Website: www.mandolele.com
Wikipedia Link: www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Griffin_(musician)

Bill Griffin.JPG

Ukulele Death Squad
Website: www.ukedeathsquad.com

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Cleaning Ladies
Website: www.facebook.com/thecleaningladiesukulele

Cleaning Ladies

Cameron Murray
Website: www.facebook.com/kamuke

Cameron Murray

Website: www.mirrabookaband.wordpress.com


Performers & Retailers:

Applications are now open to performers and retailers. To apply, please complete the application forms below and return to: info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com

Performers Application Form (click to download)

Retailers Application Form (click to download)