Sunday 15th September
Ropetackle Arts Centre
The Summer of ‘1969’
This year’s Line Up
11.15 Doors open
11.40 – 12.05Foyer Sir Robert Woodard Academy
The enthusiastic and very talented children kick off the day.
12.15 – 12.55Foyer Ems Valley Strummers Jam
David Pycroft’s brilliantly led group start the day's communal activities with beautifully rehearsed and arranged songs from their comprehensive songbook.
13.05 – 13.35Auditorium Matthew Quilliam
With his debut at the festival, this young man will amaze you with his ukulele and banjolele prowess. He’ll also be hosting a comprehensive workshop.
13.40 – 14.20Foyer The HOT (Hastings Old Town) Ukulele group
This well renowned Hastings based group will lead you into a great selection of pop and rock classics.
14.25 – 14.45Foyer Tania Pieri
This composer, songwriter and jazz ukulele performer will be playing a selection of her original compositions.
14.55 – 15.35Auditorium The Hedge Inspectors
Featuring Mike and Caroline Krabbers, a very accomplished duo who will get your feet stompin’ and your voices singing! Mike is also offering a workshop where you learn a song you can play along to during their performance.
15.50 – 16.30Foyer Penny and the Howletts
Sit back and listen to one of Brighton’s contemporary Ukulele bands bringing their unique style of music to the festival.
16.35 – 16.55Foyer The Loveable Mop Tops
Our very own Stan Bailey and friends will treat us to a variety of Beatles songs.
17.00 – 17.30Auditorium Liam Capper-Starr
This fantastic composer/arranger of instrumentals and vocals will wow you with his sublime prowess in a style less expected on the ukulele.
17.30 – 18.15Auditorium Mersey Belles and Beaus
We are proud to headline this internationally acclaimed quartet who will harmonize and play to an incredible level. This performance is a prequel to their Chinese tour.
18.20 – 19.00Auditorium Last Songs
Quayside Ukes incorporating The Smiley Boys and Friends will lead you in the last jam of the festival with a selection of Woodstock songs and much loved and rehearsed tunes like Fisherman's Blues and Knocking on Heavens Door, keeping the tradition alive as laid down by our fab founder Lawrie Stevens.