The biennial Newkulele Festival is on Friday 19 October 2018 — Sunday 21 October 2018. Newkulele is the sister festival to our SPRUKE Festival (they have the even year and we have the odd). This year we are excited that there is a significant contingent of BUMS off to perform and represent Brisbane.
The BFG (BUMS Festival Group) have been arranging, preparing and rehearsing for many months. They’ve created a Uke Opera, maybe the first ever! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story of eleven songs woven together by a narrator. It’s a tale full of emotion, love, frustration, anger, craziness, sorrow, joy, and violence! How will it all end? Will our hero and heroine end up like the tragic Shakespearean couple? What has the Goodwill Bridge got to do with it all?
The BFG members come from many of the BUMS performing bands. NUMB BUMS, Ukulele Saints, the CAGE, and Hypnotonics with a narrator of great stature, our alpha BUM and President Max Borchardt.
See these BUMS at Newkulele
- Ukulele Saints — Sat 20 Oct in the Hunter Room 10:10 – 10:30 am
- Hypnotonics — Sat 20 Oct in the Cocert Hall 11:00 – 11:30 am
- BFG Uke Opera — Sat 20 Oct in the Concert Hall 2:10 – 2:40 pm
Get all the Newkulele news www.newkulelefestival.com
We have a very special repeat performance of the Uke Opera at the October Northside Jam on the special night Tuesday 30 October. This is the only other performance of the Uke Opera … ever … so if you didn’t get to Newkulele Festival don’t miss it! More info here
Check out the BFG in rehearsal for Newkulele 2018