Frequently Asked Questions
Position Statement on Covid-19 for MUF 2020
MUF2020 is going ahead as planned as per current event recommendations.
Enjoying music, playing music, gathering as communities and having fun are wonderful things for our immune systems and general wellbeing.
We have sought advice from local and state governments for best practice for our festival attendees. Common sense health and hygiene principles apply.
Hand washing facilities are available at all venues, with soap for lathering and paper towels for hand drying. Handwashing guidelines will be posted in all toilets to help remind us the best way to keep our hands clean. Handwashing is recommended over using bottled hand sanitisers, as it’s more thorough, doesn’t take as long, and is most effective.
Tissues will be available
Social distancing - you are not being rude if you don’t want to shake hands or hug anyone
If you have cold like symptoms please look after yourself and the community and stay tucked up at home.
We will monitor the situation for updates, and keep you informed via the website.
The MUF 2020 Committee is very happy that we can go ahead and look forward very much to bringing you a wonderful festival this weekend.
What is MUF?
MUF is the Melbourne Ukulele Festival.
Where is MUF?
The MUF 2020 Festival site is in High Street, Northcote, Melbourne – there are various venues along High Street that MUF is spread out in.
When is MUF 2020?
Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March 2020.
MUF will start with an evening concert on Friday 13 March - the theme is Friday 13th so come dressed in your ghoulish best!
AUTLA will be hosting a professional development day on the Friday from 9am to 5pm as well.
There will be workshops and live performances all day Saturday and finishing with all the excitement of the Festival Gala on Saturday night! Download the MUF Program and Festival Map here.
How do I get to MUF?
There are many ways to get to the suburb of Northcote in Melbourne.
Train - Take the Mernda Line to Northcote Station from Spencer Street Station Melbourne CBD. From the station, turn right onto Separation Street.
Tram - Take the 86 Tram (to Bundoora RMIT) from Bourke Street in the City. The tram runs right down High Street. It takes only 35 mins to get to High Street and is only $4.40.
Taxi - Local Taxi Numbers: Silver Top – 131 008 or Combined – 132 227
Bus - Northcote is also a bus hub and visitors can catch the number 508 bus between Moonee Ponds and Alphington which stops right near Northcote Plaza.
Car - There is lots of parking along High Street and the surrounding streets, but please take note of parking restrictions as many spaces are 1 or 2 hours only.
Plan your journey on the PTV Planner web page.
Where can I stay?
There are many options for accommodation close to the festival site at Northcote, Melbourne CBD (only a short train or tram ride away) and the surrounding suburbs.
Who’s performing at MUF?
Featured acts Gypsy Rumble, The Thin White Ukes, Ukulele Russ, Chrissy and the Sophisticated Hulas will join more than 30 acts from all over Australia at six venues up and down High Street.
Find all of our headliners and acts HERE. Just click on the image for a bio and where they are performing.
Can I perform at MUF?
Sorry ‘expression of interest’ to perform at MUF 2020 is now closed.
If you’ve missed out ensure you rock up to Klub MUF in Bar 303 from 130pm to 5pm on Saturday 14 March. You can put your name down on the open mic list with Terry and perform up to 2 songs (or maybe more!).
Where can I buy tickets to the MUF concerts?
You can prepurchase your tickets through Eventbrite HERE. You can only purchase tickets to the Friday 13th Party through Eventbrite sorry. Eventbrite charge a processing fee on top of our ticket prices.
Our MUF Festival Tent will be situated in the Courtyard next to the Chalice on Saturday 14 March from 830am. You can purchase your Festival Wristband Pass or Gala Concert tickets at the Festival Tent. Eftpos facilities will be available at the Tent.
How much does MUF cost?
We have simplified the ticketing system for MUF 2020.
There are now just 3 tickets -
Friday 13th Party Concert - $30
Saturday Night MUF Gala Concert - $30
Saturday Festival Day Pass (for entry to all ticketed venues) - $30
Workshops are individually priced at only $20 per workshop.
All tickets are available HERE.
Can I buy a single venue ticket?
No. We have simplified the ticketing system for MUF 2020. There are no single entry venues. This has been done to reduce complexity and make it easier for patrons to understand and encourage patrons to experience as many of our great acts as possible over the course of the day.
Can I get a refund if I cannot any longer?
Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the event. Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange this.
What can I eat and drink at MUF?
Northcote is awash with amazing restaurants and cafes. At our venues you can grab lots of amazing food and drinks.
303 - no frills bar serving drinks
Open Studio - tap beer, craft beers, cocktails, coffee, and delicious sweet and savoury crepes
Wesley Anne - full bar and food menu available
Chalice Forecourt - Yuni's Kitchen serving authentic Indonesian cuisine
Also at our Friday 13th Party and our Gala Concert, we will have a full bar service at bar prices serving beer, wine and soft drinks! Maybe even a themed Festival cocktail or two!!
I need an accessible venue? Which venues are accessible and what do they offer?
Our festival is run in a variety of heritage venues, some of which are accessible and some of which have not been upgraded. If you require specific information, please contact us.
Do I need a Ukulele to be a part of MUF?
If you have one bring it! There will be ukulele retailers and manufacturers at MUF in the market space if you want to buy a ukulele or accessories or check out the range at one of our sponsors stores. Find all our MUF sponsors HERE.
Even if you don’t play ukulele you’ll enjoy the concerts, open mics and performances ... we encourage singing along!
I’ve not played for long should I come?
YES! MUF 2020 will have workshops for every level of ability from newbies to accomplished musicians. As well as workshops there will be jams, an open mic space and concerts to inspire you.
Need to know something more contact us here.