The 10th Czech Ukulele Festival will take place, yes it will!
This year, the Czech Ukulele Festival will take place between Friday the 29th and Saturday 30th of July at Únětice breweryWe did manage to hold the festival in 2020 and 2021, but on a much smaller scale and without the great variation which we usually achieve by inviting many performers from around the world. However, as this is our 10th anniversary, we decided to keep it small and concentrated with a select cast of great performers.
The 2022 festival will be concentrating on a colorful, cheerful and accessible event, as everyone has had a difficult and challenging two years, we want to give everyone something to smile about, to laugh and to dance while listening to great and varied music ..
Many of the visitors welcome the chance to play to an audience on an open mic, but we never have enough time. So on the Friday 29th we will have an open mic and play-along evening with some special performances from old friends like Vlas Procházka and U-Kúže.
On Saturday there will ba wide range of workshops and stall selling various instruments. Workshops will range from children´s and beginners to master classes of advanced techniques.
Since the first festival in August 2013, the Czech Ukulele festival has built a reputation of being the most inclusive and open festival of its kind in Europe, and arguably the most enjoyable in the world. We have striven to present performers and ideas from as many parts of the world as possible and represent a wide range of age and social groups, with a special interest in supporting young players and encouraging children to play. We aim to encourage men and women, young and old, not only to take up the instrument but to actively play to audiences as individuals and members of ensembles.
Among the performers this year will be musicians and our great friends: PPNOU from Poland, Dead Mans Uke from the UK & Ukulelezaza from Belgium. Welcome visitors include the Uppsala Ukulikes from Sweden, Albini Donelli Duo from Italy, McShane & Shaw from Canada and Great Britain and ukulele maestro David Chen from Taiwan. People come from all over the globe to experience the festival, in 2017 we counted 25 different nationalities, however, we aim to attract more Czech nationals on both sides of the stage and local old age pensioners have free admission to the festival. Of the expected 400–500 people for the main festival we expect the demographic to be cca. 70% Czech.