The Great Ukulele Summer Strum is returning to Hoylake Rugby Club, Wirral, from 6th — 8th July 2018 and is set to be a huge hit once again! If you’re looking for something quirky and a bit different to do this summer, then check this out as the ukulele craze takes over the Wirral venue for the weekend.
During the fun filled weekend you can expect to hear some of your favourite songs performed by the best ukulele acts and bands around as well as workshops, open mic and jam sessions, artisan stalls, food and drink, a wellbeing tent and more. On the Friday night, The Secret Ukulele Band from Liverpool and Jack n Jel from Australia will be playing in the clubhouse and weekend camping is available from the Friday too. Then, on Saturday morning from 10am jamming and workshops will be available to all before the main stage music commences at 12.30pm.
The popular festival in aid of Wirral Mind and St. John’s Hospice is FREE to attend although donations are encouraged as they aim to raise even more than the £3000 for charity last year. The Summer Strum is a non profit event run by volunteers and all the music acts perform for free, attracting big crowds and people of all ages. The event three day extravaganza showcases the best ukulele acts around and celebrates the ever growing ukulele craze, whilst raising money for great causes in the process.
Quite possibly the most alternative festival in Wirral this summer, it offers something for everyone and promises to be very fun indeed! One of the organisers, Pat Ross Davies, told us: “The Summer Strum has gained in popularity year on year and we expect 2018 to be the biggest and best one yet! We have all sorts going on and 31 bands on the main stage — we even have ukulele acts and supporters coming from as far away as France, Australia and New Zealand! We raised over £3000 for charity last year but this year we aim to go one better!”
If you love summer, music and something a bit different then bring your blanket, claim your space on the grass and enjoy The Great Ukulele Summer Strum 2018! See you there!
Images courtesy of Summer Strum and Mick Saunders