MUF2022 FULL PROGRAM

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MUF has a reputation for delivering edgy and quality ukulele driven acts - expect the same in 2022!

Back to a full diverse weekend program, with Festival headliners live at the Friday and Saturday night concerts, MUF again delivers for all ukulele lovers and enthusiasts the experience you’ve come to expect from a musical institution – workshops, performances, local and national acts and experts as well as a musicians marketplace and Pimp my MUF!

 

MUF also features a Friday workshop for ukulele teachers and leaders delivered by AUTLA

(Australian Ukulele Teachers & Leaders Association).

There's so much happening at #MUF2022!
Check out our little promo video!

You can download the FULL program VERY SOON!​
Or pick up your copy from the MUF Festival HUB!
(Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances the program is subject to change)



 

DOWNLOAD SATURDAY & SUNDAY PROGRAMS!

WE HAVE AMAZING PRIZES FROM OUR SPONSORS!
Tickets $5 each / 3 for $10
Stay tuned for more information!

MUF2022 Merchandise available soon!

FRIDAY & FRIDAY NIGHT

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AUTLA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Friday 18 March 10am to 4pm

AUTLA Professional Development Day - for ukulele leaders, teachers and anyone interested in working with ukuleles on a regular basis and is interested in becoming a ukulele teacher or leader. No matter what population you work with, or in what setting, this forum will be a great opportunity to gain some strategies for teaching new skills, learn some useful tips on technique and skill development and have some serious fun playing music together! AUTLA is the Australian Ukulele Teachers and Leaders Association Inc., an association to support and promote ukulele in the community and as an addition to teaching classroom music in schools. Download the program and book your place on the website at

www.autla.org.au.

Chalice Church, High Street, Northcote - 10am to 4pm

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FRIDAY SHOWCASE CONCERT

Friday 18 March 2022

CHALICE HALL, 251 High Street, Northcote

Doors open 630pm - Showtime 7pm

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Showcase you say? Oh yes! Take a trip across a time and a whole universe of ukulele artistry. From the 1920s to today, the Friday Night Showcase at MUF2022 invites you to experience the extraordinary and eclectic universe of musical styles the humble ukulele lends itself to like no other instrument can!

 

Join us in the Chalice Hall to be enchanted, dazzled, beguiled and entertained across three hours with 13 fabulous acts!

TICKETS - $25 / $20

 

This is your chance to experience the many MUF performers who have graced international stages, all gathered together in one night of ukulele goodness. A night that can extend over the whole Festival as most of these artists are also sharing their secrets in workshops over the weekend.

Enjoy a couple of songs from these amazing Performers - most of whom are presenting Workshops over the weekend - so make sure you check them out!

Melbourne Ukulele Kollective | All The Way Home | Wild Women of Anywhere Beach | Things that Make You Go MMM

Ukastle Ukestra | Chantelle & Uke | Yanai Morris | Duplicity | Awkward Strangers | The Brass Traps | Rose Turtle Ertler

The Sophisticated Hulas | Cameron Murray | Joe Man Murphy | Jane Cameron

SATURDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT

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SATURDAY FULL DAY
Saturday 19 March 2022
10am to Midnight

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

Download the full program and book your workshops!

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Please support our generous sponsors!

Pizza e Vino Northcote is the destination for Authentic Italian meals the way Mamma used to make. Combine this with generous servings and family atmosphere, you will think you are dining at our family table.

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Wind down after a massive day of workshops and performances of the Festival - dance the night away!

Tickets - $63 / $50

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Melbourne Ukulele Festival - Saturday Night Headliner Concert!

Ukulele Death Squad + Tuck Shop Ladies + Yanai Morris + Melbourne Ukulele Kollective

 

Featuring the most dangerous ukulele band in the world!!

 

The Ukulele Death Squad along with the Tuck Shop Ladies, Yanai Morris and the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective – Saturday night unfolds in four acts all chosen to bring you up and leave you there, burning bright and hanging on the sun!

 

Ukulele Death Squad

“It’s like Tarantino met a travelling mariachi band and injected them with the punk ethos of The Saints and added flashes of folk and flamenco.”

— SCENESTR MAG

 

The UDS will warp your perceptions of ukuleles one nylon string at a time with stagecraft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos, they will quite literally blow your minds. Toe-tappingly dangerous! The Death Squad take 4 strings to a new and excitingly mind-blowing level!

 

The Thin White Ukes

The Thin White Ukes launched their glittering journey through the endless labyrinth of the David Bowie songbook at MUF 2015.

 

Since then, the intrepid ukulele-harmony trio has toured from Perth to Darwin, Sydney to China, the Adelaide Fringe to the Brisbane Powerhouse, forever expanding their repertoire of ingeniously reconstructed Bowie classics to thrill hardcore and casual fans alike.

Coming off a very successful season at the Port Fairy Folk Festival - make sure you put on your red shoes. They'll be floating in a most peculiar way.

"Bowie with a darkness and delicacy that gives you goosebumps" — Angie Hart

"A new standard of what to expect from this humble instrument" — Steve Kilbey

"The best version of ‘Ashes To Ashes’ you ever heard" — Robert Forster

 

Yanai Morris

Bringing a fresh perspective to ukulele playing, Yanai Morris delivers a compelling performance through a combination of creative songwriting and arranging, masterful playing and authentic expression. 

 

Yanai takes an experimental yet heartful approach to combining elements of folk, rock and jazz into a unique and eclectic repertoire of covers and originals.

 

Melbourne Ukulele Kollective

Since crashing through the tv screens of the nation in 2006 (Spicks and Specks: ABC TV) the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective is still boldly going where no ukuleles have gone before!

 

Equipped with only with 4 strings and the truth! The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective hit the stage with a sudden sunrise of sound and colour! MUK proclaimed the Ukulele Revolution had arrived back in 2004 and keep crossing borders, smashing boundaries and taking the ukulele to new outlandish heights! Renowned for playing hard, dressing up and smashing the audience.

 

The MUK will be bringing their new show “MUK Redemption” to the MUF this year.

 

“Redemption – The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.”

 

MUK applies their rollicking style to a journey across the spectrum of fallen redemption telling a tale through music and costume that continues to push the small and mighty instrument!

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SUNDAY & SUNDAY NIGHT

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SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT

Saturday 19 March 2022

Thornbury Theatre

859 High Street, Thornbury

Doors open 630pm - Showtime 7pm

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SUNDAY FULL DAY
Sunday 20 March 2022
10am to 6pm - After Party at Bar 303 after 6pm!

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

Download the full program and book your workshops!

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FREE PERFORMANCES

Chalice Street Stage

Enjoy the free performance on the stage in front of the Chalice Church!

Check out the program for performers & times!

 MUF Kafe &

Blackboard Stage

Chalice Hall

Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

Grab a drink, unwind and and either enjoy or perform on the open mic Blackboard Stage!

MUF Marketplace

Chalice Hall

Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

We are doing our best to secure a music shop to sell ukuleles at the Festival! Although due to staff shortages, this may not happen - but we're still trying!

Pick up your MUF Merchandise!

T-shirts / Badges / Tea Towels/ MUF Kazoos

Check them all out here!

Klub MUF

Bar 303

Sunday 2pm-5pm

Want to show off your uke skills? Then join Terry at Bar 303 and put your name down to play to your crowd! Free entry!

PIMP MY MUF

One of the highlights of MUF - see the beautifully decorated ukuleles on display(and for sale!) in Bar 303 Gallery!

More info HERE

Community Group Jam Sessions

Chalice Forecourt

Ever wanted to play like a MUKer? Or a Yarra Yuker?

Join along with one of our wonderful Community Groups and they will teach you 3-4 of their prized songs the way that they like to play them!

You can even borrow a ukulele if you don't have one - donated by Uke4Kids!

On the hour every hour - check out the program for groups & times!