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Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival (SCUF) - Tropulele 2017

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Get Your Ukulele On And Let’s Go Festival-Ling
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The countdown is on! The hills will come alive with the sound of the fourth Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival on the 20 April to the 23 April 2017.

Tropulele is the celebration of tropical music and it's all happening at the Kenilworth Showgrounds in the beautiful Mary Valley - bring your tents, bring your caravans - you're in for a weekend of ukulele festivities.

Concerts

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Thursday, 20 April is jam session night, SCUM style. Pineapple Crush are leading the jam session so bring your ukulele and your Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters songbook for a night to remember. Please click here for the song list. Club songbooks will be available to purchase at the Festival from the festival merchandise tent for $15 and the songs will be projected onto a big screen. A fun night that everyone can participate in.

Great Raffle Prizes

Raffles will be run daily and drawn every night before the concert starts. Thanks to the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival sponsors for the incredible prizes that are up for grabs.

Workshops

An array of exciting workshops - ukulele, drumming, singing and dance - have been organised by the artists of the Festival and are going to be held on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as the Sunday afternoon.

Songwriting Competition

The annual songwriting competition is on Saturday, 22 April in the Big Top Marquee at 3.30pm. The audience will choose the winner - please see here for conditions of entry.

Open Mic Sessions

Every day at the Kenilworth Hotel, open Mic sessions (walk-ups) will be featured from 11.00am to 3.00pm. These sessions are hosted by Harvey Bryce.

UkeWiz

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On Friday, 22 April, at 10.30am in the Big Top Marquee, the hilariously funny UkeWiz will be featured, hosted by the very comical Geoff Armstrong. The panel will be made up of guest artists with Peter Moss from the UK as the resident UkeWiz musician.

Hawaiian Buffet

On Sunday 23 April, a tropical Hawaiian Buffet dinner has been organised in the Big Top Marquee, for only $40 per person. This is a night you won't want to miss! Hawaiian Buffet tickets can be bought when booking your festival tickets. Please ensure you have your dinner tickets on the night of the buffet.

Atete's Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance Troupe

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On Sunday 23 April participate in Atete's energetic and fun hula dance workshop before being treated to a spectacular Hawaiian Drum and Dance Show in the Big Top Marquee at 5.00pm.

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival have organised a great selection of artists to keep you entertained at Tropulele 2017:

Kalei Gamiao (Hawaii)
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Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel (Hawaii)
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Peter Moss (UK)

Tropical Lounge (VIC)
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Gollagher Ross Trio

The Loveys
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Pineapple Crush
Atete's Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance Troupe
Tom Richter
Richard Tonkin (SA)
Bernard de la Coeur (VIC)
Redland City Ukes
Anything Goes
The Wild Women of Armidale (NSW)

Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts
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My Nightingale
A Hint of Rosemary
Small Hat Big Country
The 2 Robs
Gone to Pot
Girt by C
Dani Jones
Elizabeth Ross
Jembe Johnno
Trevor Gollagher
Trisha Scott & Bill Plant
Please click on each individual artist to find information on their respective concerts and workshops i.e. times and venues.

Festival Ticket/Site Bookings

Please remember that whilst booking your festival tickets, you need to book your tickets for the Hawaiian Buffet as well. Only $40 per person, which includes your main course and dessert. BYO drinks.

Book your tent here through Tent City - the hassle-free way to camp - they do it all for you. Don't forget to pay your site fee as this is not included with Tent City.

Festival Tickets/Hawaiian Buffet Pricing
Adult

Festival Ticket four days $80
Same price for three days
Festival Ticket two days $60
Festival Ticket one day $30

Children 14 years and under
Festival Ticket four days $35
Same price for three days
Festival Ticket for two days $20
Festival Ticket for one day $10

Click here to book your festival tickets.

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Should you perhaps forget to book your buffet dinner tickets at the time of purchasing your Festival Tickets, no problem, click here to purchase them separately.

Camp/Caravan Site Tickets
Powered Site Ticket four days $90
Same price for three days

Unpowered Site Ticket four days $55
Same price for three days

Powered Site Ticket two days $50
Unpowered Site Ticket two days $32

Powered Site Ticket one day $25
Unpowered Site Ticket one day $16

Click here to book your site Tickets. Please remember to print your tickets, when booking online as the tickets need to be brought to the festival. The festival tickets will be exchanged for wrist bands and you will be directed to your site when you arrive. The site ticket has to be prominently displayed at your camp/caravan site.

Handy Hints

Please click here for a printable copy of handy hints for camping/caravanning - this is to ensure that the not-so experienced campers can also have an enjoyable camping trip.

Food and Coffee

Food and Coffee will be available at the festival site from the following providers:

The Good Food Guys
Jungle Gourmet Pizzas
Noosa Dessert Kitchen
Extreme Beans Coffee

A short walk from the festival grounds into the town of Kenilworth will open up a bigger range of food and drinks from local outlets.

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Have a look here to read about the quaint town of Kenilworth, how to get there, where to eat and what else you can get up to whilst visiting. A visit to Conondale National Park to do the Booloumba Falls Walk would add an exciting activity to your weekend.

Get your Ukulele on and let's go festival-ling!
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Why? To celebrate all the tropical festivities of Tropulele in the beautiful Mary Valley
When: Thursday 20 April to Sunday 23 April 2017
Phone: Camp/caravan site enquiries: Bruce on 0417 625 405; Ticket bookings and artist enquiries: Lynne on 0412 851 286; General festival enquiries: Geoff on 0412 808 500
Where: Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD 4574
Cost: Varying, please see links on article
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