A ukelele festival is returning to Huddersfield this week.

Performers from around the world will descend on the Lawrence Batley Theatre from May 27 to 29, to celebrate the third annual event in the town.

They will stretch the possibilities of the small stringed instrument through performances of everything from cabaret, jazz and comedy to even opera and the truly unexpected.

A total of 42 main acts have been announced for the festival, the largest in north England, who will be travelling from as far as France, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA.

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The Quiet American, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, the eccentric Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers, Heidi Bang Tidy and The Fleabitten Dawgs are all on the line up, which also includes Otley band Hope and Social.

Huddersfield’s Charlotte Victoria Furness is also on the bill, a comedy songstress with a knitted beehive wig.

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But visitors will also be able to take part in the music making, thanks to dozens of workshops that will be held throughout the weekend by the acts.

And other venues will also be getting in on the act, with fringe events planned at The Head of Steam, Vinyl Tap Record Store and more.

Ukulele player Mary Agnes Krell is the organiser of the festival, which was held four years ago in Pontefract before moving the year after to Huddersfield.

Mary Agnes Krell, Co- Director of the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival which is coming to Huddersfield

She said: “I honestly believe that Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is like no other festival in the world.

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“Its combination of music, arts, conversations and surprises give everyone something to see, something to do and something to remember.

“We always begin the year by asking ourselves what we can do to surprise our audiences in the nicest of ways and we are giddy about this year’s plans.”

Tickets are priced at £44 for the full weekend and include access to two days of concerts, workshops, jams, sing-a-longs and much more.