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02/08/19 - 04/08/19

Alder Lane, Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7JH, United Kingdom

“KEEPING THE UKULELE ALIVE”

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th of August will see the fourth annual PARBULELE Ukulele Festival come alive in Parbold village. We decided to do this again after the fantastic attendance at the first three festivals, and the kind reviews we received afterwards. To sum up our festival and what makes it different, is that we have the friendly “village” feel to it, and whilst it is first and foremost a Ukulele Festival, it is also a festival for all the family. From the Village Hall to the Wayfarer there is something for all.

This year will see the addition of a funfair for the children, sited at the canal side opposite the windmill. We also have a pirate boat appearing for the first time, it is expected that some 2000 people will visit the festival

We have two evening concerts in the Village Hall on Friday and Saturday evening, with fantastic bands appearing, and our famous meat feast BBQ to start.

There will be twelve workshops run by the professional artists teach for beginners to those with more experienced that want to improve. With singing and songwriting workshops and even harmonica lessons, there is truly something for all.

New this year during the two days Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm we have 12 local Ukulele bands playing in the beer gardens of the Railway, Windmill, Stocks pubs, plus our very own café, Coffee Etc.

At the Music Village, we have our main stage with open mic performers both days, we have our very own Pirate Barge. There is also a children’s area with bouncy castles and Ice Cream. We have our catering facility, along with various trade stands selling everything from a Ukuleles to local craft items. Last but by no means least we have our beer tent selling our OWN BEER – Mrs. PARBULELE – brewed for us by The Problem Child Brewery at the Wayfarer.

If this is not enough we are running workshops in the Village Hall for adult beginners through to the more experienced players that want to improve.

Last year we held a design competition with all the local schools, to design Mrs PARBULELE, I am sure she will appear at the festival again with Mr PARBULELE. This year we have another competition with local schools entering to design the cover for our programme

Tickets for all the events and concerts are available from Gary Smith parbulele.ukulele.festival@gmail.com, phone 07495332770 or pay on the day. Programmes are just £2 including a raffle ticket to win a ukulele valued at over £150.

Entry to the festival is FREE.
The concerts are just £5 on Friday evening and £15 on Saturday evening and the adult workshops £10.

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