Walkington Ukulele Festival 2024 (WUF)

Thu 30th May 2024
Walkington Ukulele Festival 2024 Wuf

Don’t miss the amazing Ukulele Festival in Walkington on the last weekend in June.

The event was so successful last year that it is being repeated and with an extra night and new guest artists.

The festival with a BIG WUF (Warm, Uplifting and Friendly) is taking place on 28th June (Friday Evening) and 29th June (Saturday Afternoon and Evening Concerts).

The Friday Evening Curtain Raiser is taking place at the Fergusson Fawsitt Arms and features an Open Mic Session and performances from the Hull Ukulele Group, Renegades and Socially Distant.

An amazing array of talent will be on show on Saturday with six local ukulele bands and three superb professional ukulele artists, Chris McShane, Iain and Catherine Glencross and Fragile Lucy. There will also be workshops to improve your skills, Strum Along sessions and a ukulele set from the children of Willerby Carr Lane School.

All Saturday concerts and workshops are taking place in Walkington Village Hall.

Ticket Information: Tickets are now available, and everyone is invited to join in for an amazing day of entertainment and festivities.

Full details of the festival line up are listed below: -

Saturday Afternoon Concert: 2pm – 5pm

Headline Artist: Chris McShane

Local Bands: Red Sky Ukuleles, Barely Awake, Willerby Carr Lane Primary School

Saturday Evening Concert: 7pm – 10.30pm

Headline Band: Fragile Lucy, Iain and Catherine Glencross

Local Bands: Hornsea Ukulele Group, Sunshine Strummers, Assembly Line

Tickets are limited and are now on sale. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Gary and Hazel Hughes

e-mail at oneamazinglife23@gmail.com or

Call 07572 878691.

Tickets for the public are priced at £10 per session (Afternoon or Evening) and £17 for both concerts. Children are free. Reduced rate for local band members playing at the event.

Non-uke players are very welcome and will love it!

The festival is raising funds for The Stephen Hughes Foundation, ‘Saving Young Hearts’ through research into the heart disease Myocarditis and The Foundation’s Music and Sports Development Grants for children of primary school age.

Through its efforts the charity has now raised over £88,000 and is working towards its new target of £100,000. The funding has supported: -

 Over 85 grants awarded to primary schools and community groups for coaching, equipment and transport costs.

 Over 5000 children of primary school age have benefited from Grants.

 Sports supported include tennis, table tennis, cycling, boxercise, hockey, boccia, football, rugby league and union, martial arts, skateboarding, swimming, judo, gymnastics, orienteering and basketball.

 Musical activities supported include ukulele, guitars, percussion, glockenspiels, recording equipment and a community choir.

More details of the Charity can be found on the Stephen Hughes Foundation FaceBook page, website, or by an email enquiry to oneamazinglife23@gmail.com.

Direct contact can be made to Gary and Hazel Hughes on 07572 878691.

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