Following the big success of the very first Southdowns Ukulele Festival held in September 2018 as part of the hugely popular Southdowns Folk Festival, the 2019 event will return to Sunny Bognor Regis between 20th and 22nd of September. As happened last year, there'll be a whole variety of brilliant themed ukulele workshops, ukulele sessions and jams at a number of different Town Centre venues, some first class concerts in the Festival's dedicated Ukulele Marquee on the Place St. Maur and a whole variety of ukulele groups (and several others) coming from further afield. All in all, it promises to be a superb three days of fun, great music and a hugely enjoyable time for everyone.
The Stevedores are a Ukulele Trio based in Kent, playing a mix of original material.
The three members have all played at professional or semi-professional level across the UK and Europe since the '70s and pride
themselves on bringing top level musicianship, great songs, along with a dash of comedy and a great rapport with the audience.
The Pluckers are a diverse group of people living in and around Portsmouth, who love playing the ukulele and welcome new members of any ability.
Since they started performing in 2010, they have been responsible for raising over £55,000 for local charities.
This year they're supporting three charities: Age UK Portsmouth, 'MAKE' from Aldingbourne Trust and 'PARCS' Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service.
Further information to follow.
Opera-lele is a crossover act specialising in singing music from opera and musical theatre accompanied by the emotionally powerful yet understated twang of the ukulele.