Promoting Wellbeing and Inclusion in the Community

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About the Festival

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Joining a group of likeminded people is a proven tonic. It improves wellbeing, gives an individual a sense of purpose, creates new friendships and spreads waves of positivity throughout community.


Summer Strum Hoylake's number one purpose is to facilitate just that throughout the year, culminating in a weekend of inclusive fun for the entire community and beyond -

the Summer Strum Ukulele Festival.


We are a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. All performers give their time for free and we rely entirely on fundraising and any grants we can procure to get the main show on the road and to ensure that entry remains free to all.  


Check out our Facebook page for fundraising and charitable events that you can support throughout the year to ensure a great festival weekend.



The main Summer Strum Festival supports two charities close to our hearts - Wirral Mind and Wirral Hospice St Johns. Last year you helped raise just under £4000 for each charity through buying from their stalls, bucket collections, raffle proceeds and stallholder donations - a phenomenal effort!


Despite the festival moving online this year we will carry on raising funds online through various intiatives.


The Summer Strum 2020 Tshirt is available to order NOW. A great souvenir of the festival that never was with all profits donated to Wirral Mind and St Johns Hospice.


We have also set up virtual bucket collections on our Facebook Page:


Donate to Wirral Mind here:

Donate to Wirral Hospice St Johns here:


and we plan to hold a virtual raffle over the actual Online Festival Weekend - 4/5th July 2020. Any donations are welcome. Please get in touch here.





With grant money from the National Lottery Community Fund we have set up a Zoom account to enable all our Summer Strum musicians and groups to stay in touch during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic. With Zoom you can keep up with practice, introduce new songs or simply talk and catch up with your group members over a glass of wine or two. Please email us to book a slot or weekly meet in our Zoom calendar -


We will also be holding Summer Strum Zoom jams throughout the coming months. Check on our Facebook page for Zoom events.

We were lucky again to receive funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and have been given the go ahead to use money from this to put on a mini indoor event and bring our community together in person once it is safe to do so.


In the meantime please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with all our plans to take the 2020 festival online on 4/5th July. Join and participate in our Jukebox group, plan your festival campsite for the online Festival competition, join the Zoom jams and just use it keep in touch with one another.