The Melbourne Ukulele Festival is one of the major projects that is brought to you by the team from the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, under the guidance of Festival Director, Dean Denham. It has run every year, since 2010.
The festival exists thanks to the wonderful contributions of the volunteer committee, sponsors, volunteer teams, performers, venues, funding bodies, helpers and all in the ukulele community.
Have a great time at the festival!
MUF 2017 - Love
Thanks everyone for making MUF 2017 so adorable! It was a wonderful day of lovely music and bonhomie.
MUF 2016 - The Carnival Is Over
The 2016 Melbourne Ukulele Festival's fairground gates have creaked closed, but the music and memories will continue on! Huge thanks to everyone involved in putting on such a remarkable event - our festival partners and sponsors, benefactors, performers, audiences, venues, production crew, volunteers, exhibitors and stallholders... and everyone else!
- the MUF Committee.
Enjoy a playlist of MUF moments:
To all, feel free to use the images but can you please credit the photographers? Just a formality and a kind gesture...as well a recognition of copyright. [-from the photography team]
- MUF 2016 Day 1 (Facebook album)
- MUF 2016 Day 2 Part 1 (Facebook album)
- MUF 2016 Day 2 Part 2 (Facebook album)
- MUF 2016 Day 2 Part 3 (Facebook album)
- MUF 2016 Day 2 Part 4 (Facebook album)
- MUF 2016 Klub MUF (Facebook album)
- MUF Day 3 Part 1 (Facebook album)
- MUF Day 3 Part 2 (Facebook album)
- MUF Day 3 Part 3 (Facebook album)
- Mixtape At the Melbourne Ukulele Festival 2016 (Facebook album)
- MUF 2016 by Bosko and Honey
- MUF 2016 - Bernard's pics (Facebook album)
- Some other pictures can be found here (MUF's Facebook timeline)
- Peter Moss: Anything Goes (Facebook video)
- Peter Moss: Rock'n'Roll (Facebook video)
- Ryo Montgomery by Hau Yi Tsai (Facebook video)
- Ukastle Ukestra by Hau Yi Tsai (Facebook video)
MUF 2015 - Revoluketion
What do we want? The 2015 Melbourne Ukulele Festival! When do we want it? Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March, 2015!
- Facebook photo album (Jo Bangles)
- Facebook album (Lisa Beaumont)
- Facebook album - Friday (Nick Pitsas)
- Facebook album - Saturday (Nick Pitsas)
- Facebook album - Sunday (Nick Pitsas)
- Facebook album - Cat House (Terry Lane)
- Facebook album - Saturday (Terry Lane)
- Facebook album - Friday (Maurizio Salvati ©maurizio salvati2015)
- Facebook album - Saturday (Maurizio Salvati ©maurizio salvati2015)
- Facebook album - Sunday (Maurizio Salvati ©maurizio salvati2015)
- Facebook album (Susan Telfer)
- Facebook album - Cat House (Nic Maclellan)
- Facebook album - Ukulele Russ
- Facebook album - Saturday (Indra Prieditis)
- Facebook album - Pimp My MUF (Elle Brooker)
What the MUF 2015 crowd said about the festival
- "Excellent Festival that left everyone feeling great and loving the Ukulele...Well done"
- "Well done on another fabulous festival!"
- "Keep it up! I love this festival, and I love the people involved."
- "I love your festival very much! You guys are ROCK! Thank you!! Look forward to being at your festival next year."
- "A fantastic festival. Enjoyed every moment"
MUF 2014 - Happily Ever After
Once upon a time, there was a fabulous Ukulele Festival. Beautiful princesses and handsome princes, evil stepmothers and all manner of ogres and beasts congregated in the enchanted suburbs of Melbourne's inner north, playing their ukuleles and having a wondrous time. Then, after three days of mirth and merriment, it disappeared - only to manifest again the following year, and the year after, and the year after...
The 5th Melbourne Ukulele Festival was held on the 7th-9th of March, 2014.
What the MUF 2014 crowd liked best
- "Sheer volume, variety and quality of ukulele acts"
- "Selection of artists was superb! Venues were fabulous . . . Thanks for the warm welcome too”
- “Great being able to chat with some of the visiting performers, at the market"
MUF 2013 - Uke de Muertos
Thanks everyone for a fantastic MUF 2013!
MUF 2012 - Tiki
Thanks everyone for making the 2012 festival so fantastic!
Here are some of our favourite memories:
Official photos by Nick Pitsas:
See the Melbourne Ukulele Festival Facebook page for lots of great photos and videos.
MUF 2011 - Memories
Thanks everyone for a fantastic Melbourne Ukulele Festival 2011!
Congratulations to the Ukastle Ukestra for winning the Golden Ukulele, for Best Ukulele Group.
Relive some of the moments with the photo albums:-
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MelbourneUkuleleFestival?sk=photos (Photos by Jo Bangles et al)
Nick Pitsas' photo albums: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22629516@N03/sets/
The Melbourne Ukulele Festival featured on ABC TV's Art Nation program on 20 March 2011:
MUF 2010 - Memories
Montage compiled by Jo Bangles - thanks Jo!