Manitoba Hal Brolund -"Thank you Winchester festival for an amazing day. And for letting me end my tour in fine style. Thank you to Paul Janssenswillen, Susan Janssenswillen and all the people who put this great festival on. I had a great time and I hope I get to return one day."Liam Capper-Star - "Thank you Winchester Ukulele Festival, for a lovely day, some great acts, hospitality, and a festival sales record! I am a happy, exhausted man tonight."Zoë Bestel - "Thank you lovely Winchester Ukulele Festival, me and my mustard legs enjoyed it very much. Always fun doing gigs with friends. Acquired a squished rubber duck whom I will care for and make better, but sadly forgot to get waffles :( "Mike Krabbers - "Winchester Ukulele Festival was brilliant , thank you so much for having us , we had a great day. Paul and Andy and all your team did a fantastic job of organising - much respect to you. The Battle of the Uke Jams was a fab idea, and we are chuffed to bits that some of our friends and regulars of unplugthewood and Farnham ukulele jam came in second place out of 6 - Tina, Jenny, Carol Anne, Tim, Liz, and friends , you were superbMother Ukers- "A BIG Thank you Winchester Ukulele Festival you were fabulous!!! The organisers put on an first class amazing first event :) World class acts & an amazing up for it audience. We made heaps of new friends too & we'd love to do this again :) x"Martyn 'eek' Cooper- "Again! Again!"Simon Taylor - "It was awesome. Still buzzing, got tears in my eyes from laughter looking through other video and photos - 370 photos to work through. I'm enjoying the memories right now, but will share very soon."Eddie Dorey- "A great day of music - thanks for the invite:)"Paul Tucker- "Well done to you all. Marvellous job, roll on next year."Andy Miles- "You guys put on an amazing festival, I love the outdoors feel,so much nicer than being in a theatre. Please do it again next year."Roger - "Just a note to say a big thank you for the festival. I know it must have been hard work and a strain at times – but it really was worth while. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Speaking to Phil Dorman in the evening, he was very impressed with the line up you had achieved. Well done, great."Jen - "Just a quick note to thank you for the festival yesterday and to congratulate you on a brilliant day. It was just amazing – awesome talent and very inspiring." Donna - "Wonderful festival really enjoyed it. I travelled from Melksham in Wiltshire. Hope you do this again next year. Pat and Alan - "Great festival. V.well organised and a brilliant line up of guests. All different but equally talented and entertaining. I didn't realise French women had such a sense of humour!"Jenny - "My first ever Festival and definitely The Best! Thank youAndy MartinandPaul Janssenswillenand everyone!!Angus - "We had a great day and at £18, a bargain. When is the next one?"Sharon - "Didn't have a clue what to expect as not been to a Uke Festival before, it was great fun and so many brilliant musicians and singers. Thank you!"Linda Poynter- "Absolutely brilliant.....the first of many, I hope."Emma Critchlow-Wigg - "Thank you, it was epic !"Alan Long- "Absolutely great well done. Next year please"Marie O'Brien - "Fantastic. WELL DONE. You put on a fabulous day, great workshops, great friendly feel, great venue and great acts....tremendous day. I hope you all feel very chuffed with it all - you put on a fabulous festival. Thank you. X"Sara Johnson- "It was brilliant! .... really well done.. enjoyed every moment..... more, more, more!!"Tom Martin- "Very well done to everyone involved in organising/running the Ukulele festival - a great time had by all!"
The weather held, the music was exceptional and the atmosphere was fantastic.Thank you to all who came and took part, either as a performer, organiser, audience member and of course Sponsor - who make it all possible.We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and make no apologies for sharing some of the comments we have received. You can scroll down below.The Festival Team