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2023 Performer Applications

Welcome to the Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Performer Information Guide


Please ensure you READ ALL the information below before starting your application. 



The Melbourne Ukulele Festival heroes the Ukulele! Our aim is to support established artists who are part of the ukulele community, and to showcase new and emerging talent. The key attribute for all acts, is that the ukulele must be the predominate musical component. We love to see the ukulele centre stage and shown off in the best and widest possible range of all musical styles. 



We expect all acts, with the exception of community groups, to be available for up to 2 maybe even 3 performances over the course of the Festival, eg a full set, and/or a starter set plus a pop-up performance.


It is required that all paid Acts/Artists hold Public Liability Insurance (PLI) for all members of the act at the time of performance.



The Festival does not normally provide accommodation to artists. Artists are expected to make their own arrangements. unless otherwise agreed.



We are trying to make to the Festival as financially accessible as possible. We are offering 3 options for performers and their supporters.


PERFORMER - Complimentary weekend festival passes will be issued to all performing Artists (with the exception of Community Group Performers – see below). Performer Support Personnel will be given access by prior arrangement and during each performance as agreed.


COMMUNITY GROUP PERFORMER - Due to the number of participants involved in Community Groups, we are not able to extend free tickets to each member of a community group. If your act is accepted into the Festival, members of community groups are required to purchase a discounted 1 day Festival pass (or if preferable, a 2 day pass at the same discount rate is available). This Festival pass gives access to all performances in the Festival (excluding all separately ticketed events, eg workshops, gala concert etc).


FAMILY AND SUPPORTERS - If your act is accepted into the Festival, close family and supporters will be eligible to purchase a ticket at a discounted rate.



You must enter information in ALL boxes marked with an * indicating a required field. On receipt of your completed application the Festival will send you a confirmation email.


For the selection process we require some form of support material. Please provide links to any relevant websites including Youtube. Live performance clips are the best way for us to determine what you do and how you do it or sound.



We would expect your fee to include a full performance plus a short pop-up set/starter set over the course of the weekend.


DO NOT include GST when quoting your fee.


Your quoted fee should cover your act for the entire festival including travel costs and, be realistic, moderate and reasonable.

If you are quoting for a Workshop - please quote for this separately to your performance fee.


As a general rule the Festival does not offer payment to community groups.


Please keep in mind that the Melbourne Ukulele Festival is a grass roots, not-for-profit, community-based event run by volunteers. Any surplus profits that the Festival makes are used towards improving the staging of the next event.


Any questions? Please feel welcome to send us an email!

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