Q: What are the dates for 2016?
A: The core festival dates are 25-28 August 2016. Expect a few smaller events in the week leading up to these dates and possibly afterwards as well as are are working with Cairns Regional Council’s Cairns Festival which runs from 26 August until 4 September 2016.
Q: Where will the events be held?
A: Stay tuned for confirmation on the venues. However, we always use venues that are easily accessible, and in or close to the CBD. Count on some interesting tours or the region once again!
Q: Where should I stay?
A: Cairns is fairly small, so most accommodation places are close to the action. Any accommodation in the CBD will be within walking distance from most of the festival locations.
A: Please consider supporting the businesses that support us. Hilton Cairns, Double Tree and the Mantra Group are sponsors of the festival. Please refer to the About Cairns / accommodation page.
Q: When should I fly into and out of Cairns?
A: The core dates of the festival are 25 August until 28 August 2016. We advise you to fly in at least a day before, and fly out the 29th earliest. Most visitors spend an extra few days to see the sights (and regret it when they don’t!); there is so much to see and do! Also have a look at Cairns Festival’s activities and consider extending your stay to participate in even more festivities.
Q: Should I bring my ukulele?
A: YES! There will be workshops, jams, and of course the world record attempt for which you’ll need your ukulele. If you have the “Ukulele Club Songbook” as published by Sasha, bring it along!
Q: Who’s playing at the festival?
A: Keep an eye out on our performers page here on the web site and sign up to this blog to find out about artists as they are announced. Like last year, performers are coming from all over the world, and musical styles are diverse. We’re also on Facebook, and we post regular updates there as well.
Q: When will tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets sales dates have not been locked in yet. However, as soon as they go on sale, snap them up, particularly the workshop tickets as they always sell out.
Q: The workshop I wanted to attend is booked out. Can you please squeeze me in?
A: Sorry but capacity to all workshops is limited. We cannot make exceptions.
Q: I would like to perform at the festival, how do I apply?
A: Check the ‘Participate’ tab on this web site.