This year, the festival presents a new event, Maton Ukulele Songwriters on the Waterfront at Mondo Restaurant. Hosted by local live music guru Terry Doyle, the show will feature several ukulele songwriters from around Australia and New Zealand. While the sun sets over the Trinity Inlet and Marina – which form the backdrop of this event – punters can enjoy a delicious meal, a cold drink and fresh ukulele sounds. Songwriters on the Waterfront has been running for many years and has been the launching pad for numerous successful artists, including Emma-Louise who has now got chart hits around the globe.
The inaugural Maton Ukulele Songwriters on the Waterfront will feature Nick Paisley, Cameron Murray and Mirrabooka from NSW, local songstress Rachel Bradley and Paul Jonson from New Zealand. These acts will cover a range of musical styles from pop to classic 20′s style music to country and blues.
Following their performances, we will head upstairs to the Hilton Six Degrees Bar for the Opening Night activities.
To book your seat at Mondo’s, please give them a call and indicate you are with the Cairns Ukulele Festival. Also please confirm whether you will be dining or just enjoying a drink. The food is always amazing at this restaurant, so we highly recommend to plan to have your dinner there with us.
Capacity is limited so please book early.
Mondo Restaurant @ Cairns Hilton
Phone 07 40526780 (outside Australia: +61 7 40526780)
For more details on the artists that perform during this event, please follow this link
I will be at the Festival this year i write a lot of songs on uke my current childrens reverbnation album is No1 and my current Reverbnation country album is No 5…reverbnation/graian will get you on to both sites …I would be coming to Cairns thinking i could play some of my songs at the Maton night ,but reading the flyer e-mail not the case …Might have to busk …Ha I brought my first uke in Cairns 5 years ago …Can you assist..????
Hi Graeme, the formal spots at this event were filled some time ago. Anyone wishing a guaranteed spot on our festival bill will need to fill out a performer application form. We have some space on the Sunday, so please tell us a bit more about yourself! https://cairnsukulelefestival.net/participate/performer-application/