Things have kicked off at the Esplanade stage and it is promising to be a glorious day filled with ukulele music. Until the Parade and Fireworks you’ll be able to see the following acts:
||St Andrews Ukulele Angels
||Tablelands Ukulele Group
||Mayfield Uke Group
||Kalulu Uke Group Victoria
||Wild Women of Armidale
||Ukes on a Mission
||Aunty Cessa’s Ukulele Gamas
||Townsville Ukulele Club
||FN Ukes / artistworks winner
||Bad Boys of Uke
After the fireworks, come on down and party with The Montgomery Brothers and friends until about 9pm today
Got more energy left after that? The Ohana Open Mic starts at 9.30pm again at the Hilton.
Tonight, following the packed out Maton Songwriters on the Waterfront, we shall head upstairs to the Hilton 6 Degrees Bar.
In the foyer bar area, enjoy music by Hardey McMurrick, GJ Lee, and 2.5 Wise Men. From Taiwanese music, to instrumental and ukulele classics, their styles couldn’t be more different!
In the 6 Degrees area, there will be a plethora of festival acts for you to enjoy and get a taste for what is yet to come!
Kala shall have a display with some fine ukes for you to try out as well.
Then, we will kick on with the Ohana Open Mic session downstairs near the ballroom. Grab a drink at the foyer bar and come on down for a blackboard session; first in best dressed, 2 songs each. We will have an open mic session there every night.
There will be an Ohana ukulele lucky door prize every night!
The Ohana Open Mic nights shall be hosted by Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel and Kamuke Magazine’s Cameron Murray.
See you there!
Cairns Festival Parade
Cairns Ukulele Festival is inviting all ukulele players to join Cairns Festival 2016 Grand Parade by becoming a part of the ’World’s Largest Ukulele Marching Band’.
Nicky Bomba, Festival artist and Melbourne Ska Orchestra front man, will lead the band creating a colourful spectacle that will wind its way along the Cairns Esplanade from 5:30pm. With spectators gathering in their thousands, organisers are expecting 20,000 people will line the Esplanade to cheer on a creative collection of floats showcasing Cairns, its lifestyle and magical surroundings that define the community’s sense of place.
The ‘World’s Largest Ukulele Marching Band will exemplify the true Cairns spirit of colour, happy go lucky attitude, Tropicana, fun and inclusiveness.
For more information, please head to the festival web site.
(Ukulele Clubs performing during the Community Concert Day, your band leader shall be contacted to coordinate logistics and timings)