Dortmund is host city of the first local Ukulele-Festival. On Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of June 2017 international concerts, workshops and open stages take part in the Fritz-Henßler-Haus.
On saturday the festival starts with Chris "Ukulele Uff", a well known player from Liverpool with his an open stage performance. Show your uke skills and impress the audience with your music. The concerts start each day around 8pm. "The Lucky Ukes" from Dortmund are the opening act for both days. Ty are an uke band with a variety of styles from Mozart to Jazz.
On saturday the festival hosts a special guest: Joscho Stephan is one of the world leading guitarists of gypsy swing. He will appear as a special guest and wil join the party on stage. Shine, a trio from Barcelona, will mostly perform swing and rock the stage. Lucky Leles from Berlin has a wide variety in style. They play songs from pop, country and rock and take you on a musical journey from the 30s and back.
On sunday The Lucky Ukes will be joined by the band Kelani. This group of female dancers will perform several hula dances in the style of hula ʻauana, which is the modern form oh Hula. Andy Eastwood is a british musician. His interest in the ukulele and banjolele began when his grandfather gave him his first instrument as a child. Also from Great Britain the Hot Potato Syncopators are coming to Dortmund. Straight from the golden era of the roaring twenties, these three phenomenally talented eccentric English gentlemen present a side-splitting musical revue of tip top jazz and classic vaudevillian comedy.
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