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October 23, 2018

The Festival Raffle was drawn on Sunday afternoon 21 Oct 2018 in City Hall and winners were announced on the Concert Hall stage before the final event.  All winners who were not present have been contacted by phone.

Here is the list of prizes and winners.

Beachside accommodation at Blueys Beach, for 6 people - Pacific Palms Holidays (up to $1,500)

Winner : Carol McCaskie - Ticket 4545

1 hand made Tenor Ukulele made by Matt Semmens - Australian Guitar Making School ($1,500)

Winner : Rose...

September 30, 2018

The BUMS Festival Group from Brisbane have created a Uke Opera, maybe the first in the world! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story of eleven songs woven together by a narrator. It’s a tale full of emotion, love, frustration, anger, craziness, sorrow, joy, and violence! How will it all end? Will our hero and heroine end up like the tragic Shakespearean couple? What has Brisbane's iconic Goodwill Bridge got to do with it all? Be in the Newcastle Concert Hall on Saturday 20 October 2018 for all the...

August 16, 2018

Are you travelling from outside of Newcastle to the Newkulele Festival? Why not grab a discount on an Accor Hotel room while you are here? The Newcastle Ibis and The Novotel Newcastle Beach have special discounted rates for anyone wishing to stay in Newcastle during the Festival period.

All you need to do to take up the offer is click on this Accor Hotels logo to open the link , then enter Newcastle NSW as your destination and select your dates, then click on the search button at the bottom, (it...

July 25, 2018

You know you love them. With one foot on the music stage, and the other on the theatrical stage, they will bring much joy to the Saturday night concert of the Festival. With new material and a songwriting workshop too, Tyrone and Lesley are not to be missed. 

June 19, 2018

You won't believe the amazing prizes we have to to give away! 


Here's a full list of the treasure!

  • Beachside accommodation at Blueys Beach, for 6 people - Pacific Palms Holidays (up to $1,500)

  • 1 hand made Tenor Ukulele made by Matt Semmens - Australian Guitar Making School ($1,500)

  • 1 Maton Concert Ukulele + pick up + case - Maton ($1,500)

  • 1 Kala Tenor Ukulele + case + tuner + stand + strap - Jacaranda Music ($1,010)

  • 1 Leho 8 String Tenor Ukulele + tuner + strap + stand - J...

June 2, 2018

The Newkulele Festival is proud to bring Honoka & Azita to Australia for the very first time! These Hawaiian social media superstars have amassed millions of views online and are taking the world by storm with their dynamic and energetic performances. Don’t miss them this October at the Newkulele Festival. 

May 13, 2018

The best young Blues band in Australia are headed for #Newk18

The Montgomery Brothers are an exciting, frightening, gorgeous Blues Band. Exciting, because they hold an audience in the palm of their hand. Frightening, because two of them are under 18 and one of them 20, and they must be gorgeous because the audience stands transfixed as they perform on stage. Led by guitar & Ukulele virtuoso, Ryo Montgomery, they play with a maturity that is usually associated with artists who have decades of expe...

May 2, 2018

In the week leading up to the Newkulele Festival, you have a chance to build your own tenor ukulele at a course being run by by the Australian Guitar Making School at Wallsend in Newcastle! 

The ‘intensive’ ukulele course is intended for people with basic or no woodworking skills. Some of the processes have been streamlined to ensure the instrument is finished within the course time frame.  You will still be building the ukulele from raw materials and will gain valuable experience with...

April 23, 2018

The Ukulele Death Squad have already managed to achieve sold-out Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festival Seasons in 2017.  And in Oct 2018 they will play the Newkulele Festival and quite literally blow your minds. The Ukulele Death Squad will warp your perceptions of ukuleles one nylon string at a time with stage-craft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos. You won't want to miss this.

April 18, 2018

We have an amazing array of #newk18 merchandise for you to purchase. You can choose from three different designs, and personalise items to suit you. We know you want that t-shirt in the right size, colour and style - Go on - get shopping! 

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