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MUF 2022 Update #5 - Get your tickets & Pimp my MUF!

MUF 2022 Update #5 - Get Your Tickets & Pimp My MUF!


To keep everyone up to date with important information we will be sending out regular updates to let you know what is going on at the Festival.


We can’t wait to see you at MUF 2022!


Two big concerts, all day performances, workshops galore! MUF has a packed program for you!


In this update:


• Feature - Get your Tickets! 2 Big Days, 2 Big Evening Concerts, Workshops as well!

• Pimp my MUF

• From Us to You: The Sun Really is Rising!

• MUF Uke Tip

• Giving Back to MUF



Get Your Tickets! (hey didn't I hear that in a catchy jingle?)


In case you missed the new MUF2022 Jingle!!

Ticket sales are really hotting up, so don’t wait to get yours now before you miss out!

Workshop places are especially in demand and places are limited!


TWO big days, TWO big evening concerts, HUGE selection of workshops, Community Group Jam Sessions, FIVE Performance Stages, Open Mic Stages, Marketplace – there is no excuse for not picking up your tickets NOW!


Don’t miss your chance to see our headline Acts - Ukulele Death Squad and Tuck Shop Ladies supported by Yannai Morris and the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective on Saturday night at the Thornbury Theatre.


The Friday Night Showcase Concert takes you on an experiential journey through the eclectic universe of musical styles the ukulele captures itself to like no other instrument.


TWO big days of fantastic artists in familiar venues in Northcote also featuring some of the best Community Groups from Victoria and Interstate.


Join in one of the 13 Workshops and MUF up your skills or just kick back and play along with a Community Group on the outdoor stage at the Chalice Courtyard!



Pimp My MUF

It’s now time to start turning one of your ukuleles into a work of art. Pimp My MUF gives you the chance to go wild with how you’d like your ukulele to look.


Pimp My MUF 2022 is supported by Art Stretchers, Northcote. They are the place to go for everything you need to turn your ukulele into a piece of art.


Thanks to Art Stretchers we have some wonderful prizes for this year’s winners:

  • First prize – $350 gift voucher

  • People’s Choice Award – $150 gift voucher

Entry fee is $10 is open to everyone.


All entries will be exhibited during MUF at the wonderful Bar 303 in High Street just a few doors down from Art Stretchers.


Go to https://www.muf.org.au/pimp-my-muf

for more information and to download your entry form.


MUF 2022 is on 18th, 19th and 20th March in and around Northcote in Melbourne’s inner north.



From Us to You: The Sun Really is Rising!

Wow! MUF2022 is only 3 weeks away!


We can’t wait to see your sunny faces at MUF2022!


With the Victorian Government taking steps to ease restrictions, we felt the sun really is rising on our Festival.


We hope everyone will be able to enjoy MUF 2022 with a supportive and inclusive spirit where we can let music wash away the past two years and reenergize us all.


So many of the acts we are presenting have told us that MUF2020 was the last gig they played at before the pandemic hit, and that MUF2022 is their first gig back!


We all know how hard the music and events community has been impacted these last two years and we are hugely proud to be part of bringing live music and music community back to the stage.


Dig into the Festival website www.muf.org.au and work out how many ways you can enjoy MUF2022!


Check out the Festival day programs here –

https://www.muf.org.au/muf-program


Choose your workshops here –

https://www.muf.org.au/muf-workshops


Find the line ups for our two big evening concerts here –

https://www.muf.org.au/the-line-up


and ... don’t forget to get your tickets –

https://www.muf.org.au/muf-tickets


Help us spread the work, share this on your socials and tell your friends to come party with us in March!



MUF Uke Tip!

Organising a Festival is exhausting! Especially if you are trying to write songs as well, so here is a fancy low effort, but high impact tip for all you song writers out there:


Next time you have a riff, the chord sequence and 2 verses sorted out, but just can’t bring it home with a 3rd verse, try singing the first verse again in French!


We have a FREE SONGWRITING PANEL on Sunday 20 March at 315pm in the Chalice Church.


If you have ever thought you would like to be that singer-songwriter on stage, then this panel is for you!


MUF is delighted to offer an open and free one hour discussion panel that could launch you on the path to songwriting.


A panel session MC’d by Michael Dwyer from MUF favourites, The Thin White Ukes, will take you through the tips, tricks and experience of some amazing songwriters.


Join our amazing Panel -

  • Jane Cameron

  • Craig Barrie and Nicki Johnson (All the Way Home)

  • Bernard de la Coeur (The Brass Traps)

  • Yanai Morris (Uke4Kids)


. . . all popular stalwarts of the ukulele world and accomplished songwriters to unpack and reveal the secrets of lyric and melody.


Learn from some of the best! Throw them your questions and come away inspired to write your own songs for MUF 2023!


What a way to round out your Festival experience!


How You Can Be Involved


Be a Volunteer

Thank you to everyone who has already put their hands up to help at MUF!

Giving back to your Festival as a Volunteer is a great way to get a behind the scenes view not available to most. Many roles will be required and you will be recognised as one the the team who made MUF 2022 happen!


MUF is looking for volunteers willing to help with:

• Set up and pull down of venues

• Helping festival goes find workshops and venues

• Staffing venues and ticket checking

• Helping at the fesitival hub - working with people and sales

• Supervising green rooms and performer equipment

• Stage managing smaller venues

• Sound engineering and technical support


If you are interested in helping at MUF 2022 please register your interest by email at . . .


< melbukefest@gmail.com >


. . . making sure your contact details (email/phone) are clear and the kind of roles and days/times you would be available to help.



Performing at MUF

Don’t forget! No matter if it is your first time on stage or not, you can participate in the Festival as a performer on the walk-up open mics:


Blackboard Stage 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in the Chalice Hall

Klub MUF Sunday 2pm-5pm at Bar 303!



Stay Connected with MUF


Keep up to date with our MUF Blog

We now have all past updates on our website here - https://www.muf.org.au/blog


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Kind Regards

Lisa

President & Creative Director

Melbourne Ukulele Festival


On behalf of the

MUF Organising Committee

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