✨ #MUF23 is all set to show you a Mystifying Time! ✨
Over 3 Big Days - 17 to 19 March
MUF unleashes the Magic!
Amazing Artists, Captivating Performances and Enchanting Workshops
You don’t need a magic mushroom or a rabbit in a hat to be part of a magical experience. Join us at #MUF23!
Say hello at the MUF Hub located at the Chalice Hall for all your Festival information, pick up your Program and purchase any last minute tickets.
Grab a snack or drink from the MUF Magic Bar in the Chalice Hall while you enjoy performances or browse the MUF Marketplace.
Take your own moment on stage at one of the open mic opportunities at Bar 303, or the Wesley Anne Wind-down Party on Sunday night.
Develop your ukulele leadership, learn new skills, polish your stage presentation or just have fun at one of 13 Workshops - 4 of them free! All workshops need a ticket - get them HERE!
Meet friends, old and new, relax in your favourite venues or just find a place to jam with some wicked tunes.
Watch out for the MUF23 Raffle that will be launching soon with some fantastical prizes!
Don’t forget the Sunday Night Wind-Down Party at the Wesley Anne (and the After After Party at Bar 303!). You never know who you might see on stage ... but you might regret not seeing if you are not there! The shortlisted Songwriting Contest entrants will be invited to perform and we can entice you further with news that there will be several un-missable acts on stage, one of them, joining us from across a sea we are yet to reveal! Free for all - the Wind-down Party is an unticketed MUF event.
We can’t wait to see you at MUF! Be part of the MUF Magic - get your tickets!
2 Big Concerts
Friday Night Magic Night Concert will be at the wonderful Thornbury Theatre featuring Dead Mans Uke, Duplicity, Cameron Murray and the irrepressible Melbourne Ukulele Kollective!
Playing in Australia for the first time, Dead Mans Uke are heading to the Thornbury Theatre playing dirt swing, hokum, country blues, rock n roll and anything else they fancy on double bass and a resonator ukulele that belonged to Tiny Tim! Dead Mans Uke have toured extensively across the UK and recently in Prague, Dublin, Austria, Paris, Bavaria, Poland, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and even Saudi Arabia! You might even see a bit of magic in their show as they bring their never before seen in Australia show to #MUF23. Dead Mans Uke are supported by popular covers and originals from the enigmatic Duplicity (fresh from performing at the Blue Mountains Festival), the enchanting internationally recognised singer-songwriter Cameron Murray and irrepressible local favourites Melbourne Ukulele Kollective. Friday Night unfolds over four acts that will keep you spellbound!
It will be a *MAGIC NIGHT*
Saturday Night join us in a Magic Dance Concert at the inviting Chalice Hall with perennial Festival favourites The Thin White Ukes. Supported by Tyrone (alone), the Ukastle Ukestra, The Emerald Ruby and The Hollows. The Saturday Night Magic Dance Concert will have you on your feet singing and dancing!
The Thin White Ukes perform the songs of David Bowie with love and harmony. The glamorously attired Melbourne trio travels six decades deep into the great art-rock visionary’s swooning songbook of smash hits and astounding obscurities, each lovingly reassembled for precision acoustic strings and three richly entwined voices. Watch out for something special from this great band ... just for the Magic Dance Concert!
Earlier in the evening enjoy Tyrone (Alone) playing light music for dark times, designed to defy the drop-downs and fashioned to fly across the footlights and into your heart! The Ukastle Ukestra will bring the culmination of 13 years of a slowly rotating roster of ukulele enthusiasts from Newcastle NSW, lead by two of the world's most successful professional community musicians Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart. Multidisciplinary artist, The Emerald Ruby blends soulful vocals caressed with gentle ukulele stitched together with lilting flute creating a sonic pallet to delight, and consider. What do Gen Z Uni Students do in lockdown? They start a band! The Hollows are an original duo that pours their self-obsessed angst into the lyrics of their catchy original songs and the occasional cover.
Also featured during the Magic Dance Concert will be the winner of the #MUF23 Songwriting Competition.
See full details of all our Concert Performers HERE
Grab a MUF Pass or your Concert Tickets!
Help Make #MUF23 Happen!
We still need volunteers in the areas of -
Sound Support/Sound Engineering Stage Management General support (eg helping on doors and the Festival HUB)
Volunteers are integral to the running of the Melbourne Ukulele Festival. In contributing your time, you become part of the community that enables this Festival to happen. In return for volunteering, you will have the opportunity to meet amazing artists, dedicated fans, play a role in delivering our fantastic event, and have the insider experience of the Melbourne Ukulele Festival.
Volunteers will receive a special volunteer pack, appropriate training and a huge welcome from the MUF Community.
Click to find out more and register!