2019 Festival Line Up

Sunday 15th September
Ropetackle Arts Centre
The Summer of ‘1969’

This year’s Line Up


11.15 Doors open


11.40 – 12.05 Foyer Sir Robert Woodard Academy

The enthusiastic and very talented children kick off the day.

12.15 – 12.55 Foyer 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 – 13.35 Auditorium 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 – 14.20 Foyer 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 – 14.45 Foyer Tania Pieri

This composer, songwriter and jazz ukulele performer will be playing a selection of her original compositions.

14.55 – 15.35 Auditorium 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 – 16.30 Foyer 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 – 16.55 Foyer The Loveable Mop Tops

Our very own Stan Bailey and friends will treat us to a variety of Beatles songs.

17.00 – 17.30 Auditorium 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 – 18.15 Auditorium 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 – 19.00 Auditorium 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.