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Launceston Ukulele Jamboree 2024

We acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the traditional and continuing custodians of Lutruwita. We honour Elders, past and present, and pay our respects to

all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Together we live, work, play and learn on what always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

WHAT'S ON

Concerts

Showcasing some of the best artists from across the country at 2 feature concerts.

These will be held on the evenings of Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March



CLICK HERE FOR CONCERT INFO

Workshops

Workshops galore to suit every uketastic skill needed to take your playing to the next level

Workshops will be running ALL day on Saturday 23rd and in the morning of Sunday 24th March.



CLICK HERE FOR WORKSHOP INFO

Participation

No uke festival would be complete without plenty of audience participation!

Get involved with our singalong concerts, open mic, ukulele flashmob and the raucous Uke Jam on Sunday.


CLICK HERE FOR PARTICIPATION INFO

2024 LINE-UP

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT

22nD MARCH
FROM 6.30PM

EARL ARTS CENTRE

JAMBOREE ALLSTARS

HOSTED BY PAUL JONSON (NZ)

Brace yourself for a bloody wild ride as the Jamboree All Stars take you on a mad, fun filled journey around ukulele town! Multiple performers from all over Oz/NZ!

DON'T TELL BRUCE (TAS)

Don’t Tell Bruce is an acoustic ukulele-based band with an eclectic range and style of good time music, which has been described by some supporters as ”classic songs disturbingly modified". This popular band consists of 4 well-known North-West Coast, musos who have a combined 150 years of live performance experience. LUJ stalwarts, and crowd pleasers extraordinaire!

THE STOVIES (NSW)

The Stovies, comprising Graeme McColgan, Bob Connor, and Neil Gray, formed a musical bond in Tasmania back in 2022. Their shared love for Scotland, music, and whisky set the stage for a remarkable collaboration. Together, they've crafted Graeme's debut album, "Distant Shores," set to release in December 2023. You can expect exquisite 3-part harmonies, and the chance to join in singing some beautiful Celtic classics.

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT

23rd MARCH
FROM 6.30PM

EARL ARTS CENTRE

MOONSHINE WHISKERS & THE RAGGED PONY (TAS)

This Hobart based trio of mates have been performing together for over a decade around the Australian Folk Festival circuit, as well as blues & jazz bands!. Multi-instrumentalists featuring fiddle, banjo-uke, bass, drums and guitar, their old timey tunes will have you wriggling your toes!

DUPLICITY (VIC)

Duplicity has been delighting audiences with its eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock and pop since winning Best Group at the Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival (DRUKE) in 2017. Duplicity has captivated audiences by combining beautiful vocals with clever arrangements and “taking ukuleles to places they don’t normally go”.

GREEN FIELDZ (VIC)

Green Fieldz is Keith Rea and Sally Carter creating a storm of high end energy with blazing fiddle, wild guitar work and melodic ukulele. Soaring vocal harmonies add to their unique sound which blends the many musical genres they play into a journey of fun. Firm favourites of the Australian Ukulele Festival Circuit, we're chuffed to have them here in Launceston for our 2024 event!

WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1

Saturday - 9.30am - 10.30am - Pilgrim Church

Duplicity (VIC)
Arranging Songs in Two Parts

Workshop 2

Saturday - 11.00am - 12.00pm - Pilgrim Hall

Paul Jonson (NZ)
Playing with PIZZAZZ

Workshop 3

Saturday - 1.15pm - 2.30pm - Pilgrim Church

Sally Carter (VIC)
Campanella Style Playing

Workshop 4

Saturday - 1.15pm - 2.15pm - Pilgrim Hall

Graeme ‘The Scotsman’ (NSW)
Pleasing Pattern Picking

Workshop 5

Saturday - 2.45pm - 4.00pm - Pilgrim Church

Wild Women of Anywhere Beach (NSW)
Write That Song!

Workshop 6

Saturday - 2.45pm - 3.45pm - Pilgrim Hall

Brendan Wakely (TAS)
Wakely Wonder Workshop

Workshop 7

Sunday - 10.30am - 12.00pm - Du Cane Brewery

Paul Jonson (NZ)
Performance Ready (Solo or Band)

PARTICIPATE

GET INVOLVED WITH THE JAMBOREE

The Launceston Ukulele Jamboree is a fully interactive, immersive experience! As well as the 7 unique, interactive, educational workshops detailed above, we also have some other great opportunities to get involved with the festival.

Ukulele OPEN MIC hosted by DUPLICITy

Thursday 21st March - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Du Cane Brewing in Elizabeth St


Open to everyone!

FREE OF CHARGE but bookings essential to ensure you have a seat.
Follow the link to book your place. 

EVENING CONCERTS

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March from 6.30pm

Earl Arts Centre


With 11 acts across 2 nights, there are loads of opportunities to singalong with our evening featured concerts. Performers featured are from across Australia as well as from across "The Ditch"! 

FLASHMOB

Saturday 23rd March 12.30pm

Brisbane Street Mall 


Join The Scotsman and crew in the Brisbane Street Mall for a riotous mass performance of a well-known easy song! Register your interest and get the song emailed to you. Let's see if we can bust our 2023 record of 100 ukesters making a racket!

UKE PLAY-ALONG

Sunday 24th March from 1-3pm
DuCane Brewing - Elizabeth Street 

Mass playalong Uke Jam is FREE to everyone on the Sunday of the Jamboree in the back room at DuCane Brewing. RESERVE YOUR SEATS VIA BOOKING LINK.

Bring your GREEN spiral bound Ukulele Club Songbook, your uke and stand and your best singing voices! Hosted by Jackie and her crew from the Ukulele & Guitar Jam Launceston. Licenced venue with pizzas and snacks available!

MUSIC MARKET

Saturday 23rd March 9am -2pm
Pilgrim Church covered walkway in Paterson Street. 

Music market plus other stalls - various exhibitors selling beautiful hand crafted ukuleles, musical themed wares, Jamboree merchandise and quirky goods! Bring some spare $$ to take home a souvenier of your time with us!

Launceston by foot

Friday 22nd March at 4pm
Leaving from Civic Square down from The Mall in St John Street

This bespoke walking tour will take you behind closed doors of old Launceston buildings that were once theatres (including the history of each), finishing with a tour of our iconic Princess Theatre before heading to The Royal Oak Hotel for a meal prior to the Friday night Jamboree Concert (just up the road at Earl Arts Theatre.

Certificate of Ukulele Fitness

Earl Arts Theatre
Friday 22nd March - 9.00am - 2.45pm

Join Paul Jonson (NZ) for a day of workshops at the Earl! If you complete these THREE workshops PLUS one of his other weekend workshops (as part of the Jamboree Workshop Series), you'll attain a Certificate of Ukulele Fitness! A fully set up ukulele will be drawn as a door prize for attendees at Paul's Friday Sing 'n Uke Certificate course.

PLEASE NOTE: This Friday all day of workshops with Paul is NOT included in Weekend Gold Pass. You will need to book ticket separately to attend.

INFO

Frequently Asked Questions

It can be a big decision to travel to a festival, we get it.

 

Our FAQs should cover everything you’ll need to know to have the very best experience possible at our 2024 Launceston Ukulele Jamboree but please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all.

 

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Where is the Jamboree?

The festival will take place across 3 venues in Launceston, TAS

  • Saturday workshops  at the Festival Hub in Pilgrim Uniting Church Complex
  • Sunday workshop at DuCane Brewery
  • Friday and Saturday night concerts in Earl Arts Theatre
  • Music programme and Flash Mob in Brisbane Street Mall
  • Thursday open-mic and Sunday play-along at DuCane Brewery.

See maps below for more info

Where should I stay?

There’s loads of B&Bs, Pubs and hotels in Launceston and surrounding area so check those out.

We have secured some discounted with local hotels.

More info can be found here – www.ukuleletasmania.com.au/launceston

I'm a beginner, can I join the workshops?

Of course, you can! 

We have workshops all day Sat and Sun morning.

These are hosted by our professional performers.

The workshops are designed for everyone to take part whether you are an expert or brand new to the uke.

Do I need tickets?

Tickets are required for all concerts and workshops details of which can be found on the ticketing page – https://theatrenorth.com.au/whats-on

The Sunday UkeJam and Mall Stage are free to attend

Who's going to be there?

We have performances from some of the best ukulele artists in the country including The Stovies, Don’t Tell Bruce, Duplicity, Green Fieldz and many more

More info on our artists can be found in the line-up section of the page

GALLERIES

JAMBOREETASTIC

Over the last 3 years we have had some incredible music, made awesome new friends and had a LOT of fun along the way. 


Check out our galleries to see what we’ve been up to…you might even see a familiar face or two!

FESTIVAL HUB

EARL ARTS CENTRE

DU CANE

MALL STAGE

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