Calling all Londoners of the 4-string persuasion! After a cracking inaugral year last year, UkeFestWest is back for 2016. Don't miss out, we were sold out last year and interest this year has been even higher.  BOOK NOW!


What is it?

A one-day ukulele festival featuring workshops, open jam sessions, performances by award-winning groups like The Decibelles, The Half Moon Ukes and from the USA ukulele finger picking supremo Daniel Ward.

When is it?

 Sunday 26th June 2016
 11:00 until 22:00

(Put it in your diary right now! Before you forget!)

Who's organising it?

Me, Terry Smith, with my The Half Moon Ukes bandmates Michael Stannard, Tara Maysey, and Lottie Livingstone. With support from Geoff Price on the day.

Where is it?

The Half Moon Putney 93 Lower Richmond Rd, London SW15 1EU

Our hosts from last year have graciously agreed to have us back. In case you weren't aware the Half Moon is an iconic live music venue in South West London. Since the early 1960s it's hosted everyone from The Rolling Stones and U2 to contemporary talent  like Kasabian (Fun facts: the Rolling Stones last gig here was as recent as 2000 and Kate Bush's first ever public peformance was here)

So if you fancy playing in the footsteps of the greats - get involved!

Whether you're a uke pro, a folk or blues ensemble, or have never picked up a uke in your life, there's something for everyone. Check out the full schedule below.

Sunday 26th June - @ The Half Moon Putney

‘Venue Room’

11:00 - 12:30 Beginners workshop & Open Jam session (Run by Terry Smith & Geoff Price)

12:45 - 13:45 Intermediate workshop (Run by Terry Smith & Geoff Price)
14.30 - 16.00 Stage performance - West London Uke groups (U-Kew-Lele, Hanwell, New Malden, Teddington )
16:30 - 17:30 Decibelles workshop (Close Harmony singing)
18:30 - 18.45 Stage Performance - Winners of Open Mic.
18.55 - 19.15 Stage Performance – Daniel Ward
19:25 - 20.10 Stage Performance - The Half Moon Ukes ( With Guests: Geoff – Lap steel, Steve – Blues Harp, Simon - Sax)
20:20 - 21.05  Stage Performance - The Decibelles.
21:10  - 21:20 Joint Set / Encore -The Half Moon Ukes / Decibelles

‘Outside area’
12:00 - 13:30 Open Mic sessions. Winners get to perform main stage at 18:00.
14.30 - 15.45 Finger picking workshop – Daniel Ward


Merchandise stalls in Main Bar

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