Our 7th Ukulele and folk festival will be held at The Diggers at the Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty.
Accommodation is available and is plentiful at the Ibis connected to the club or at the many accommodation hotels and motels around the Entrance. There is also brilliant camping and van parks and grounds to accommodate all your needs.
We will have several stages available within the club for your performances. Workshops available all weekend.
Our Dinner show is ticketed and is on Friday 24th August in the Pavillion room. We have some brilliant acts on the bill to perform for you and we welcome back The Nukes, from New Zealand. Johnny Devilseed and old man Rubes are two brilliant local artist and are brilliant. These are just two of our brilliant line up of acts for the night.
Tickets are purchased at The Diggers by calling (02) 4332 3399 to book a table. The food is wonderful.
Long Jetty is 97.2 km from Sydney (1hr 24 min) on the M1 motorway. The nearest rail station is Tuggerah and the bus service runs regularly to and from The Entrance to Tuggerah station on the northern line. Long Jetty is one hour south of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Plenty of parking available.
The Central Coast is a beautiful coastal region snuggled between two big cities. It has rainforests, lakes (Tuggerah Lakes, Budgewoi, Lake Macquarie and Lake Munmorah) and beautiful beaches. Come and enjoy the live music and the beautiful Central Coast.
For application forms to perform please contact E: email@example.com
Central Coast Ukulele Club
P.O. Box 65 Ourimbah NSW 2258
0412 837 008
E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.centralcoastukuleleclub.com
The 7th Central Coast Ukulele festival 2018
23th – 26 August 2018
Diggers At The Entrance
Central Coast Hwy
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
all levels 6.30pm-8.30pm
A huge thank you to all who came and supported our 6th Central Coast Ukulele Festival 2017.
It was brilliant. Thank you to all the acts, clubs and collectives who came, supported and enjoyed our event.
Our photo’s will be available soon from various sources and a variety can be found at Long Story Short Photography.
A huge thank you to our masters Walt Keale and Bill Griffin for making our festival magic! Thank you to our new friends The Ukulele Death Squad for bringing the house down! You guys were awesome and we wish you luck in world domination!
To Cameron Murray, Mirrabooka, Ohana, The Cleaning Ladies, Jack N Jel. Thank you for your brilliant performance and amazing support.
Thank you to the Central Coast Ukulele Club for all your hard work from fundraising, volunteering, raffles, compare duties, everything to make this the success it was.
Thank you to The Coversheets, Little Black Ducks, Ukastle Ukestra, Swingalele’s, Z Chords, The Blue Mugs, Led Ukz, Ukelles, Flat Foot Floozy, Small Hat Big Country, The Verahdah Band, Island Style, Uke Box, Foggy Foggy Duo, Christina Green, Nick Paisley, Janwell Public School, St Patricks Public School, Tuggerah Public School, Nathan Parker, Elliot Mylchest, The Old School, Wolli Creakers, for your great performances.
Thank you to all our sponsors, Central Coast Ukulele Club, Central Coast Council, Diggers at The Entrance, Musical Central Gosford, Jacks Music Newcastle, 2GO-SeaFM, Blake James, Travel Managers, Buskuleles, Mr T Hyland. KoAloha Ukulele.
Thank you to all our volunteers.
A huge thank you to Rob Kitney supplying his expertise in audio engineering and sound to our festival it’s not an easy job and we all appreciate the huge hours you have put in to help make this a success. Thank you to your audio team Glenn, Blake and Brodie. Thank you to Glenn and Rosie always for your unbelievable support and kindness
We will be posting photo’s as we go. Pleas enjoy these few pics
The 6th Annual Central Coast Ukulele Festival starts tomorrow Thursday 21st September 2017 – Sunday 24th September 2017, Memorial Park, The Entrance Foreshore New South Wales
We have an exciting event ready for you to enjoy. Check out our program
This event is made possible due to the ongoing support from the following organizations and people
- Central Coast Ukulele Club
- Central Coast Council
- 2GO and Sea FM
- Diggers@The Entrance
- Jacks Music Newcastle
- Music Centre Gosford
- Koaloha Ukulele Hawaii
- Travel Managers – as individual as you are
- Mr T. Hyland
- Blake James
- The Old Bank Café
- Mi Cantina
- RFS Ourimbah
- ABC Radio – Scott Levi
- NBN news – Central Coast
- Lauren Kitney
- Callan Micallef
- Deb selby and Vickie Dean
- Liz Kitney, Rob Kitney
- LA Flowerland
SERVICES IN THE PARK
- RFS OURIMBAH
- Central Coast Community First Aid
- Public Toilets are located to the right of the stage at the end of the building
- Check out our fantastic stalls with amazing gifts and festival goodies
- Check out the delicious array of food vendors here today
- Want to buy a ukulele you can do that too
RAFFLE TICKET ARE AVAILABLE
We are selling 3 individual raffles with brilliant prizes.
The Big Raffle One. The Prizes are:-
Ken Done signed CCUF Print
Ron Macquarrie beautifully hand made ukulele tenor
Leho solid body UBass with case (Blue)
(total prize package value over $2500)
Raffle Two. The Prize is
A beautufil Koaloha concert ukulele KCO-10 Opio concert from Hawaii
(value over $1000)
Raffle Three. The Prize is
A brilliant ukulele package – A Cordoba Concert Ukulele with case and tuner
(value over $400)
for our RFS – Donations
FIREFIGHTERS CLIMB FOR MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE
On Sat 14th October Angela who is part of the Ourimbah RFS will be climbing the iconic Sydney Tower along with hundreds of fire fighters as quickly as possible in full structural firefighting ensemble to raise money and awareness of Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
Teams of firefighters will race to climb all 1504 stairs (98 Floors) of the Sydney Tower Eye each carrying an additional 20KG of gear.
It will be a gruelling challenge but nothing comparison to the challenge patients with MND face everyday.
Anyone wishing to make a donation please see the RFS in the Memorial Park.
Cant wait to see you at The Central Coast Ukulele Festival
Memorial Park, The Entrance Foreshore New South Wales
The 6th Annual Central Coast Ukulele Festival is only 4 weeks away.
Make sure you have your Dinner Show tickets or call (02) 4332 3399 to book a table.
A fabulous night with
Jack n Jel
Ukulele Death Squad
Walt Keale and Bill Griffin
This will be a night you will never forget. So much talent in one room while you feast upon a delicious two course meal.
All weekend we have some amazing talent to entertain you including our very own Lucky Starr to kick start the events over the entire weekend.
Site maps, Program, workshops will be all listed here soon, so stand by.
Hope to see you at The 6th Annual Ukulele Festival September 21-24 2017
We thank you for your support and look forward in seeing you there.
Liz & Central Coast Ukulele Festival