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Concert & workshop tickets are now available!

SPRUKE 2019 has a great program for you. Download a copy of the Day Program with Festival Map.

Work out what you want to see and do. Remember, entry to the festival precinct is FREE, and there are free beginners workshops, jams, open mics and concerts.

But there are also some marvelous ticketed workshops and evening concerts. Head to the SunPAC Box Office to get your concert and workshop tickets.

Uke’n certainly make music at SPRUKE 2019!

For Beginners

If you’ve never even picked up a ukulele before, come to SPRUKE and learn in two days.

FREE Learn to Play Ukulele mass workshop in SunPAC Theatre on Saturday and Sunday mornings

FREE Kine Kool Play-Along in the Sunnybank Community & Sports Club Lounge on Saturday morning

FREE 30-minute Novice Songs sessions in the Beginners Ukulele Oasis on the Festival Green throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday

FREE Jamming with Caroline & Zoe in the Sunnybank Community & Sports Club Lounge on Saturday morning following Kine Kool

FREE Vic Kena concert and workshop on Saturday afternoon

FREE Big Uke Jam on Sunday morning

FREE Morris Brothers Festival Finale on Sunday afternoon.

Open Mic

Play at one of these Open mic sessions in the SunPAC Cafe on Saturday and Sunday.

Sat 9:30-11:30 am with Steve Sandilands & Darrell Reeve
Sat 12:00-2:00 pm with Angela McGrath
Sat 2:30-4:30 pm with Terry Halton
Sun 9:30- 10:40 pm with Hans & Rowena Braaksma
Sun 10:55- 12:00 pm with Cath McCourt

Special Events

Chat with sensational YouTube ukulele teacher, Cynthia Lin, at the Meet & Greet in the SunPAC Café on Saturday afternoon.


This year we’re excited to present four main concerts.

The festival starts on Friday the Thirteenth with the Sprooky Cabaret presented by Cordoba. You’ll be spellbound by The Loveys, Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts, The Thin White Ukes and Ukulele Death Squad.

Saturday afternoon’s Schools Concert culminates in a special performance piece written, “4-String Family”, for SPRUKE 2019 by Nathan Cahill.

Saturday night’s Spruketacular is presented by Lanikai. We’re bringing together some of today’s best home-grown and international ukulele artists — special guest Cynthia Lin, followed by Gypsy Rumble, and wrapping up with the world’s most dangerous ukulele group, Ukulele Death Squad.

Sunday SPRUKE 2019 wraps up with the Morris Brothers Festival Finale where we all come together. We’ll see our BUMS community bands, our Sprukestar finalists, and the Parody Video Contest winner perform. And you could take home a prize in the Mega Raffle — anything can happen!


There are workshops for players at all ability levels. Be inspired by Ukulele Death Squad and The Thin White Ukes. Work on your stagecraft, stumming and riffing with our experienced presenters.

Descriptions of the ticketed workshops and concerts and links to ticket sales can be found on the Events page. All ticketing will be via the SunPAC Box Office (http://www.sunpac.net.au/whatson). Tickets are currently available online, but will also be available from the SunPAC Box Office during the festival.

There’s only days to go … hope to see you all there!

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Coming to SPRUKE and haven’t booked your accommodation yet?

Try our festival sponsors, Quest Apartments, Eight Mile Plains.



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