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Posted by Stan Acaster on April 30, 2018 at 1:40 PM

HELLO FELLOW UKIES,

Gosh, why are there only 24 hours in a day! ?

There have been a few changes to the Festival as some of the venues were not available however there are still SIXTEEN simultanious venues to tickle your ears. PLUS NINE Workshops (three on the Friday and six on the Saturday) which are free to all STROLLER Ticket holders. The first workshops start at 10am. For those of you who are advanced players, or wish to become advanced players, don't forget the MASTERCLASSES hosted by Manitoba Hal and Ken Middleton tickets for these sessions are limited and are available from the ticket site.

FOUR of the stages are for YOU to perform on, we're calling them 'Strum Stages' so get along and play with your friends both old and new.

The formula for the festival is quite simple, even though it may sound complicated. This is how it works: Each venue has SIX daytime sessions, midday till 12.45pm, 1pm to 1.45pm 2pm to 2.45pm and so on..... The last Session finishes at 5.45pm. The 15 minutes between xx.45 and the hour is so the bands can change over and YOU can get to the next venue to see your favourite artist(s).

There will be so much to see and do we've decided that, to make sure you get some time to eat without missing anything, Official Concerts stop at 6pm and restart at 8pm. 

HEADLINE ACTS all start at 8pm

NOW THE NEXT BIT IS IMPORTANT.....There may be some acts that you want to see that are on at the same time at different locations....

FEAR NOT, most artists will be doing more than one show and we've managed to make sure that they DO NOT clash everytime. The same is true for some of the headline acts who will be doing shows at other times as well, so hopefully you'll get to see all the acts you want to.

Sadly not all festival attendees can make the whole three days and they don't want to camp so we've created a SINGLE DAY STROLLER these are now available from the ticket website. (Valid for the day only from 10am to 10pm).

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ARRIVNG EARLY don't forget the 'Get together' on Thursday evening (6pm start till late) in the STAR HOTEL CONCERT ROOM (one of the premier 'headline' venues). DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR UKE! You can 'do' a spot if you like, bring your songbook(s) and lets have a ball.

ALSO INFO FOR CAMPERS, we have arranged a breakfast bar on the campsite to save you having to cook, wash up etc. that gives you more time for Uke playing and Artiste listening. Apparently they will be open from stupid o'clock!

I'm going to stop typing now as I'm getting cramp! Plus I need to practice MY Uke! More news soon.

Until then......

KEEP STRUMMIN'



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