Buskers are welcome throughout our festival but we can’t emphasize enough that we’d like to hear acoustic performances i.e: portable amplifiers are strongly 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 21st March: 10.30am – 12 midday.
    • When you register, you’ll be given a time slot to perform at the nominated busking comp point which this year, is located on the footpath outside the Star Hotel opposite the festival ticket office in High Street.
    • 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.
    • Competition will take place between 1pm and 2.30pm on Saturday the 21st March 2019. There will be Judges at the busker’s point who will make a decision about who has won this year’s competition shortly after its conclusion.
    • 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.

Please read the Conditions of Entry for more details.