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15th - 18th July 2022


The Summer Strum is a free ukulele festival, run by volunteers, which utilises the magical powers of this small but mighty instrument to combat loneliness, promote inclusivity & create community wellbeing.

This weekend-long event hosts 3 stages full of ukulele bands from all over the world.

There's also camping, stalls, food, bars, songwriting workshops, storytelling, a play park, inflatables & zorbs, a kids craft tent, jam sessions, yoga and a big-red-busking-bus.


After many fabulous years at Hoylake, the festival has found a new home at The Junction, Rainford - a pub notorious for it's showcasing of live music.

Nobody leaves this festival without new friends and a grin on their face.

All this for free AND to raise money for our charities Wirral Mind and Liverpool Women's Hospital Neo Natal Unit.  


10:30 - Breakfast Jam with The D'ukes of Hazzard
12:00 - Bands kick off on the Main Stage and in the Jules Hootenanny Marquee Tent
9:00 - Festival Headliners The Splintered Ukes
10:00 - Lloyd's Late Night Sessions
11:00 - Mini crafters
3:00 - Story time with Nana Funk

10:30 - Junction Parish Sunday Service Strum-along with Rev Cass & the Sisters of Mercy
12:00 - Bands kick off on the M
ain Stage and in the Jules Hootenanny Marquee Tent
6:15 - Festival Farewell Strum-along with The Northern Ukes
7:00 - Open Mic in the Jules Hootenanny Marquee Tent

11:30 - Mini crafters
3:00 - Song-writing workshop with Alison Benson

We don't have any footage from Rainford yet as we were scuppered by Covid last year so this will be our first full festival at our new venue. But here's what happened when Summer Strum was at Hoylake.



Caring for ill & premature babies at Liverpool Women's Hospital. 

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Wirral Mind, affiliated with the national Mind organisation, help people in our local community to achieve better mental health.


Summer Strum would like to thank
The National Lottery Community Fund
for believing in us and seeing the benefit our project brings
to the whole community.
Thanks to them we will now be able to fund the infrastructure of our festival, so you can just concentrate on having the time of your lives.


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Thanks to Taylor Wimpey for sponsoring our event

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Thanks to CW Plant Hire for their kind donation of a welfare office portacabin

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Thanks to for their kind donation of two skips

Would you like to donate to our event?
Email or click here to message us on facebook.

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Massive apologies for the T-shirt delay. It really was out of our hands. They will be posted out within the next few days. The money from the T-shirts goes straight to our charities so thanks for your continued patience and support. If you no longer want yours, please email with your bank details and we'll refund your money immediately.