NEWS

April 4, 2018

All the way from Nova Scotia in Canada . . . Manitoba Hall will be joining the line-up at #Newk18!

With 14 recordings under his own name and appearances on countless others, guitarist, ukulele master and singer-songwriter Manitoba Hal is a musical renaissance man. Known for his deep baritone voice and mastery of his instrument - Manitoba Hal takes his audience from the deep south to the islands with songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. Manitoba Hal is a consummate...

March 9, 2018

We are thrilled that the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter Lucy Wise will be a featured artist and workshop presenter at our festival in October. Her unique blend of folk, chamber and pop music are combined with masterful storytelling.

Congratulations on the new single and video Lucy. 'Solid Ground' is from her upcoming album 'Winter Sun’'. - Bring on #newk2018

February 26, 2018

Want to volunteer at the 2018 Newkulele Festival? Now is your chance! Expressions of interest to volunteer are now being accepted. All you need are a couple of spare hours and a desire to be involved in the fun! For more information and to submit an expression of interest form click here. The Festival wouldn't be what it is without its dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. So thanks in advance and we look forward to working with you.


Your kind support is always welcome. Maybe you are in a posit...

January 1, 2018

The Newkulele Festival team wish you a very Happy New Year! 2018. Our festival year. To celebrate we are excited to announce that this  fabulous band will be performing at one of our ticketed evening concerts and leading a singing workshop:

THE COCONUT KIDS: Infectiously fun, The Coconut Kids defy genres to create French-influenced world folk using ukulele, brass, bass, keys, violin, mandolin, percussion and powerful vocals. Their unique sound will have you dancing one minute and in tears the...

December 5, 2017

In 2016 while performing in Hawaii with Ukestralia, Carol spotted a Japanese group using clear plastic music clips on the end of their ukuleles. Despite the language barrier, Carol and a member of the Japanese group understood one another, and Carol was given a clip.

Since then, Carol has sourced a supplier and has been selling them at every festival she attends. At the 2016 Newuklele Festival, she sold out!  - And all proceeds went to the Festival - WOW!

Carol is again raising money for the 2018...

November 16, 2017

Applications are now open to perform at the 2018 Newkulele Festival. Applications will close on May 1, 2018.

November 11, 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our first raffle in the lead up to next year's festival. Your generosity helped us to raise $1995.00 towards the cost of putting on a fabulous weekend in October next year.

The Maton ukulele with built in tuner, pick up and a hard case, was donated by Patrick Evans of Maton in Box Hill, Victoria. We are incredibly grateful for this fabulous giveaway.

James Hill kindly drew the winning ticket out at his concert last Sunday, and Mr Ron Pinkerton (a local Tuesday n...

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