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About cairnsukulelefestival

The Cairns Ukulele Festival is held in Cairns, North Queensland Australia. The festival runs for several days and comprises a range of events, such as tours of the region and concerts by ukulele royalty from around the globe. Venues are on the Great Barrier Reef, in tropical rainforest and have views over the Pacific Ocean.

2016 Highlights Videos


We are excited to share with you some of our favourite moments from the 2016 Cairns Ukulele Festival! We have released four videos; an edited highlights video, an uncut longer video with even more footage, and 2 music videos. Enjoy!


Thank you!



Cairns Ukulele Festival would like to thank all participants, volunteers, sponsors and performers for their support of this year’s festival!

We are going through all the photos and videos at the moment and shall be releasing them as they become available. Our Facebook photo albums can be found here:

Should you have any photos or videos you’d like to share with us, please email to:

Thank you and keep strumming!


Luna showcase and Ports North Finale Concert


It’s going to be another big ukulele extravaganza today!

Of course there is the Ports North Finale Concert today at 3pm (doors open 2.20pm), with Taimane, Sarah Maisel and band and Tiffany Ann Smith with the Montgomery Brothers.

But, before that, there will be the Luna Australian Ukulele Showcase in the back bar of the Cape York Hotel and a footpath jam at the front.

Various acts from around the country will take dining room stage and perform a short of their best material.

Expect a plethora of musical styles from laid back Aussie bush to high energy rock and roll.

The Luna showcase runs between 11am and 2pm (so plenty of time to get to Taimane’s concert which is within walking distance) and the Bad Boys jam starts at midday.

The pub will be serving all day breakfast from 11am. 

See you there!

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