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Gaby
03-30-2009, 11:01 PM
Great news for all you uke fans in Australia and overseas who needed an excuse to come for a holiday in Cairns, Australia!

We'll be hosting Australia's first ukulele festival 3&4 July (and the week leading up to that weekend) in 2010.

I know it is a long way away, but it'll ensure that we can secure reputable acts, get the word out and allow everyone to save up for this trip.

Cairns is in tropical north Queensland, Australia, and July is the best time of the year with sun, blue skies and a nice warm temperature during the day and cool nights.

This will allow the biggest part of the festival to be held outdoors, whilst sitting under palm trees, and looking out at the ocean!

We have a healthy tourist industry here with the Great Barrier Reef at our doorstep, tropical rainforest, plenty of extreme sports acitvities as well as lots of accommodation options, tours and flights flying in and out of Cairns.

And if you are into rodeos, the Mareeba rodeo (about a 1 hour drive from Cairns) is on the week after!

So, plenty of reasons to come to Cairns Australia next year!

As you would expect, we are only in the early stages of organising this event, so your ideas, suggestion, and support is much appreciated!

grappler
03-30-2009, 11:32 PM
im going to go there for sure!

toyrtle
03-31-2009, 01:26 AM
I'm there! And willing to help out in any way I can!

seeso
03-31-2009, 04:54 AM
I wish I could go, sounds fantastic. Are Bosko and Honey going to be there?

Gaby
03-31-2009, 02:20 PM
Yes Bosko and Honey should be there! They live only a 30 minute drive from Cairns (in the rainforest) and were actually in my store yesterday!

It's a small world!

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-31-2009, 10:14 PM
good reason to go for a cruze to QLD.

14twelve
04-01-2009, 03:01 AM
This sounds fantastic Gaby! :D

Bosko and Honey
04-01-2009, 05:27 AM
Hehe, we'll be there alright!

Gaby
04-01-2009, 03:12 PM
Cool - we have that in writing now! :p

Bosko and Honey
04-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Cool - we have that in writing now! :p
...and signed in blood! :D

uke been to australia?
04-02-2009, 12:04 AM
thats sick, ill def be trying my hardest to get there. should have one set up in Sydney :)

Gaby
04-02-2009, 02:26 AM
thats sick, ill def be trying my hardest to get there. should have one set up in Sydney :)

Na, we shouldn't have one in Sydney. Cairns is a far more friendly place where everything festival related will be within walking distance, in tropical surrounds. We have the perfect weather and great attractions. A festival in Sydney (a big city) just wouldn't be the same!

As a holiday destination, Cairns has a lot to offer too. And yes, the fishing is great here - so they say, I just eat them :-)

And, it gives you the perfect excuse to get out of the big smoke!

Once you get up here and soak up the uke festival atmosphere you'll understand! :cool:

toyrtle
04-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Na, we shouldn't have one in Sydney. Cairns is a far more friendly place where everything festival related will be within walking distance, in tropical surrounds. We have the perfect weather and great attractions. A festival in Sydney (a big city) just wouldn't be the same!

As a holiday destination, Cairns has a lot to offer too. And yes, the fishing is great here - so they say, I just eat them :-)

And, it gives you the perfect excuse to get out of the big smoke!

Once you get up here and soak up the uke festival atmosphere you'll understand! :cool:

I totally agree! Now I can go some place I've been wanting to go to anyway AND get a uke fest.

I'm gathering up a group to go ....A year is plenty of time to get people on board....

rclifford13
04-13-2009, 12:19 AM
Sounds great Gaby!
I will do my best to get there.

Rob

kitty
04-27-2009, 06:32 PM
I'm gathering up a group to go ....A year is plenty of time to get people on board....


i'm going to do the same. i'll get some idea of numbers and then look at booking accommodation etc. thanks for the notice gaby.