It is with great sadness that we have come to the decision to cancel Lauderukefest 2022 next February.

All of the uncertainties around  Covid 19, numbers,  alert levels, and vaccination certificates etc have led us  to believe that we could organise another festival and have to cancel it at the last minute with all the difficulties that that would cause.

Thank you to all of you that have contributed to make Lauderukefest a success over seven great years  - we couldn't have done it without your involvement and enthusiasm. Many great friendships have been made and lots of experiences lived and experienced  in this time. Who will forget the workshops, Big Sings, performances, open mics and late night jam sessions? We certainly won't!  We would also like to thank the Lauder "Locals" for all their hard work and cooperation.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.  

Good luck with all your future musical endeavours.


Baz Diane Bruce Esme

Organisers  Lauderukefest



03 448 7675

Andrea Lightfoot has uploaded all her photographs to her website.

Follow this link to enjoy all our memories:

Once again - thanks to Andrea for all her hard work keeping a photographic record of our festivities! 




Registrants: please find information under the "Information for Registrants" tab.


We have made the decision to go ahead with Lauderukefest 2021!!
The decision is conditional on us being at Covid 19 Alert Level One.  Should the level rise to Two or Above, the Festival will be CANCELLED.
In order to facilitate this, we will undertake to refund, in full, all monies that have been paid in registration fees. In order to make this easier, we  will ask you to give us bank account details when you register. Believe us  - we don't want to have to do this!


Keep an eye on this website for updated information.


We are pleased to offer our SEVENTH  Ukulele Festival (LAUDERUKEFEST) on Friday 5 February, Saturday 6 February, Sunday 7 February and finishing on Monday 8 February, 2021. 

If you are new to our festival, please take a look at Keith and Andrea Lightfoot’s excellent  photos and videos of Lauderukefest 2018 in the section "PHOTOS/VIDEOS 2018" below on the website.  This will give you a good idea of what we get up to!

You will notice a few minor changes to our program. See all the details on the ”FESTIVAL PROGRAM” page of this website.

We have arranged another exciting set of workshop presenters and again will be offering camping facilities for our visitors. The popular features of open mic's , jams, and the Big Sing will be kept and there will be concerts on both Saturday and Sunday. 

We look forward to seeing all our old friends and we will make sure that you will be warmly welcomed to our festival if you are a "Lauder Rookie"!

If you are planning on attending, please look at the "Accommodation" section and make your arrangements as soon as possible.

Full arrangements will be made for contact tracing given the severity of the Covid-19 outbreak. All precautions  will be taken to keep everyone safe. 
Please note that registrations will not open until approximately 1 November, 2020.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us - we are here to help.

Cheers and good uking

Baz Diane Bruce Esme

Organisers, Lauderukefest 2021

Thanks to Keith and Andrea Lightfoot