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2023 Festival

Headline performances from the Dead Mans Uke, Thin White Ukes, Duplicity, Cameron Murray, Tyrone (alone), Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, The Emerald Ruby, The Hollows and the Ukastle Ukestra.

Chock full of Workshops, professional Performances, Open Mic Stages, High Street Stage Performances, Raffle, Song-writing Competition, Community Group Performances, Ukulele Marketplace, MUF Merchandise, MUF Kafe, and all the hustle and bustle of busy Northcote!

17 + 18 + 19 March 2023 - in venues up and down High Street, Northcote.



The Festival started on Friday with an AUTLA Professional Development Day and then the magical celebration opened our "Magic Night" Friday Concert at the Thornbury Theatre - with headliners Dead Mans Uke, Duplicity, Melbourne Ukulele Kollective and Cameron Murray!

Saturday was chock full of workshops, performances in venues up and down High Street - Chalice Church, Chalice Hall, Bar 303 Front Stage, Bar 303 Back Stage, Wesley Anne and Chalice Street Stage.

The "Magic Dance" Saturday Night Concert was a magic with an amazing entrance by the Thin White Ukes in all their Bowie-splendour - and being supported by The Hollows, The Emerald Ruby, and festival favourite Tyrone!

Sunday didn't let up - with more workshops and performances in High Street! Such a massive weekend enjoyed by the ukulele community!

And we partied into the night with our very first Wesley Anne Wind Down Party - if you weren't there you missed out on an amazing night!


Dead Mans Uke

The Thin White Ukes . Melbourne Ukulele Kollective . Tyrone (alone) . Cameron Murray

The Emerald Ruby . The Hollows . Ukastle Ukestra

Abe Dunovits . All the Way Home . Amie Brûlée . Awkward Strangers . B.S Roberts . Balla Balla Ukes . BAUG . Bette Foord . Bruce Watson  . Cameron Murray . Chantelle & Uke . Chicks With Picks Melbourne . Christina Green . ClydeStreet . Coolibah Coolective . Craigie Marsh . D.W. Denham . Daisy Chains . Emerald Primary School Ukulele Orchestra  . Giddy . Goldfields Ukestra . Green Fieldz . Helen BegleY . ivan . Jack n Jel . Jane Cameron . Karin . Kim Burns  . Luna The Moon . N.uke.lear_winter . Nick Paisley . The P-Ukes . Qukes . Russell Stringer . Sage Marie . Sally's Ukulele . Someone Else's Wedding Band . St Kilda Ukulele Lovers League . The Brass Traps . The Glitter Bombs . The Honeybees . The John Lee Blues Band . The Seven-Legged Cows . The Tall Ones . The Thornberries . The Ukalypts . The UkeAlohas Showband . The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach . Things That Make You Go MMM . Threepence . Tom the Pom . U3A Knox Music Muster . Ukastle Ukestra . Wyndukes Ukestra . Yarra YUkers

The Line Up


Chalice Street Stage

Free program of performances on the stage in front of the Chalice Church brought alot of joy and energy to the Festival! 

Bar 303

People were able to grab a drink, unwind and and and perform on the open mic.

MUF Marketplace

Chalice Hall

So many Market stalls this year - with our major sponsor Flight and Pat's Music with a massive selection of Ukes!

Wesley Anne Wind Down Party

We let our hair down and got up on stage to enjoy each other's performances! They even had to kick us out of the venue!


Song-writing Competition

Our first Song-writing Competition for this Committee - it was very well received with 30 entries!


Most Magical Performance

This year we brought back the "Golden Uke Awards" - with 2 prizes (donated by Gypsy) for the "Most Magical Performance - Performer & Community Group"

The awards went to - Honeybees & Yarra Yukers - who wowed their audiences with their magical performances!

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2023 Program

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