2024 Performer Applications
Welcome to the Melbourne Ukulele Festival
Performer Information Guide
Please ensure you READ ALL the information below before starting your application.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
The Melbourne Ukulele Festival is one of Australia's preeminent Ukulele Festivals. Our aim is to support established and emerging artists in the ukulele community, and to showcase national and international talent.
The key expectation for all acts, is that the ukulele is the predominate musical component. We love to see the ukulele 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. We will contact you if you are to be invited to an additional performance slot.
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
It is required that all paid Acts/Artists hold Public Liability Insurance (PLI) for all members of the act at the time of performance - if you do not have PLI, you can choose to forgo your performance fee and volunteer your performance and thus be covered under MUFs PLI.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
The Festival does not normally provide travel and accommodation expenses to artists. Artists are expected to make their own arrangements, unless otherwise agreed.
TICKETS FOR PERFORMERS
A Complimentary One Day Pass and/or Concert Pass will be issued to all performing Artists (excluding Community Groups – see below). Performer Support Personnel will be given access by prior arrangement and during each performance as agreed.
TIPS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION
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.
The Festival does not offer payment to community groups.
However, your Community Group will be featured for a full length performance (30 mins) on a professionally equipped and lit stage, with a trained sound engineer provided by MUF, to ensure you sound your best. Community Groups are also featured as a listed performer on the sought after MUF t-shirt.
Community Group members are required to purchase a discounted Day Pass for the Sunday when Community Group performances are held. This pass gives you access to all Community Group performances, all other Venues and several included workshops (some workshops may attract a separate fee) on the Sunday. We also offer this discounted Day Pass on the Saturday - this gives gives to all Venues (not including concerts or workshops).
The Melbourne Ukulele Festival is a grass roots, not-for-profit, community-based event run by Volunteers. Any surplus that the Festival makes are used towards improving the staging of the next event.
Any questions? Please feel welcome to send us an email!