Multi-award winning Buskers by the Creek has opened applications for its 2018 festival giving local and visiting buskers the opportunity to perform for more than 20,000 people expected to flock to the October event. People came in droves last year, despite the torrential downpour and this year’s festival, with its carnivale theme will boast musicians, mimes, dancers, circus artists, world-record attempts, daring performances, jaw-dropping tricks and all manner of twisted and quirky talents.
This family-friendly festival has firmly reinforced itself as a world-leading busking festival, with all types of entertainers expected to make up the 300 plus strong roll call at this year’s event.
Neal Webb is the Director of Energy Entertainments and a regular on the lineup. He says it’s one of the most unique performance platforms he’s ever been involved in.
“The calibre of acts that travel internationally year on year is mind-blowing and the flow on business I generate from the event is also celebrated,” he said.
In a huge coup for singer/songwriters, Buskers By The Creek has again partnered with premier Australian event, Airlie Beach Festival of Music. Not only will the winner of their ‘Battle of the Buskers’ walk away with an all-expenses paid performance slot in Airlie Beach this November, a secured place in the Bluesfest Busking Competition, cash, recording, publicity and advertising packages are also included in their prize pool.
Cindy Jensen, the Event Director said she was keen to discover the undiscovered.
“We want to get the totally talented out of their garages and in front of our audiences,” Cindy said.
The event is back for its fifth year on 13 and 14 October in Winders Park, Currumbin and applications can be made at buskersybythecreek.com.au/buskers.