Buskers are welcome throughout our festival but we can’t emphasise enough that we’d like to hear acoustic performances ie. portable amplifiers are discouraged. It is a folk festival after all!

For the super keen, we encourage you to be part of the Street Urchins Buskers Comp.

The Street Urchins Buskers Comp.

11am – 1pm Sunday

The Buskers Comp has two sections: Under 15 and an Open section.

But what do I have to do? That’s a good question.

    • Registrations are outside the Festival Office (no cost involved).
    • Registrations are:
      • Saturday: 11am – 12 midday
      • Sunday: 9am – 10am, sharp
    • When you register you’ll be given a time slot at one of the nominated busking points around town.
    • At your allocated time you will have 15 minutes (three songs) to work the crowd, work the space, strut your stuff and impress the judges.
    • There will be Judges at each buskers point who will make a decision about who has made it to the final.
    • Finalists will be announced at 4pm at The Street Stage.  All finalists will then perform their best song/ act and the panel of judges will make a final decision.
    • There will be Prizes to be won, fame and fortune to follow! First prize being a free ticket to next years festival and a spot on the program.

Official Buskers points for the Street Urchins Buskers Comp will be on the Festival map.

Please read the Conditions of Entry for more details.