Thursday 24 June 2010

inaugural Cairns ukulele festival set to be a hit

It attracted derision and mirth led by former Cairns Post editor Andrew Webster, however the inaugural Cairns Ukulele Festival is looking to a unique, if not surprise hit with locals.

The festival has already attracted interest from across the country and abroad. World-renowned ukulele artists, Hawaii-born Jason Arimoto and USA mainland born The Jumpingflea will both perform.

A highlight of the programme is the Great Adventures Ukulele Island Gig on Friday July 2nd at Green Island.

The programme has a great weekend line up and includes...
  • 25th June - Opening Art Exhibition
    28th June - Ukulele Building Course
    1 July – Uke in the pub
    2nd July - Great Adventures Ukulele Island Gig + screening of Mighty Uke
    3rd July - Free performances in the CBD, and Esplanade, world record attempt
    4th July - Performances, workshops, markets at the Tanks Arts Centre
  • Cairns Ukulele Festival on Facebook

1 comment:

David Anthony said...

Congratulations to Gaby Thomasz who has done a fantastic job organising what looks like being a major event for Cairns. Not only will it mean big bucks but it has the potential to unlock the creative talents of hundreds of people. The Cairns Post the other day published a fantastic photo of the schoolkids brandishing their ukes. Can't way for the big weekend.