It’s quickly grown to be one of the Gold Coast’s favourite community events, and now celebrating its fourth year, Buskers by the Creek is back, to fill the southern banks of Currumbin Creek with artistry that will blow your mind.
Today, the award-winning festival dropped its first lineup announcement, with 100 musical acts to whet your appetite for another two announcements yet to come.
Celebrating the true art of busking, this announcement boasts some of the region’s most promising musicians including James Bennett, Van Larkins, Nina, Aine Tyrell, Phil Barlow, Nicole Brophy, Liv Heyer, Blue Skillet Rovers plus Canadian folk rocker, Tennyson King.
Cindy Jensen, the Festival’s creative director and also its brainchild says she’s been scouring the nation for the past six months to bring together the best new busking talents.
“We are stoked to announce these first 100 artists today,” she said.
“Buskers by the Creek is about discovering something new. Uncovering special treasures you didn’t know existed,” Cindy said.
“Today is about the musicians with our next announcement bringing you the weird, wacky and down right amazing entertainers who will dish up jaw-dropping tricks, daring world record attempts and more waterborne magic,” said Cindy.
Last year the festival became the first event on the Gold Coast (and in Australia, that we know of) to pull off a floating half-pipe with BMX and skate athletes wowing crowds with airborne (and waterborne) antics.
Today’s Buskers by the Creek lineup announcement for 2017 is as follows:
Adam Harpaz | Áine Tyrrell | Alex & Bec Crook | AlphaStomp | Andrew Cousins | Anthony Pieters | Bare Bones | BIGFELLALINC |BlueSkillet Rovers | Brad Palmer Blues Sessions | Cadence | Callum Ahern Piano Busker | Catherine Gunther | Chanelle N | Chrisalis| Dan Horne Music | Dan the Hat | Daryl James | E.U.F Euphoria under fire | Eduardo curva and Julia Dorry | EmmyJae Lake | Ethan Hill | Grant Robert Coulson | Harry J Hart | James Bennett | Jax Haze | Johnny Diamond | Joni Sheila | Kaitlyn Martin | Karrie Hayward | Keegan Sparke | Krazy Koala Puppet Show | Lalita and the Alohas | Lisa Lazuli | Liv Heyer | Luis James | Malia Stirling | Mark Ridout & the Rhythm | Mick Albeck | Mickey | MISTRAM | Molly Millington |Nicole Brophy | Nina | Nyssa Ray | Out of Range | Pete Allan | Phil Barlow | Rod Nerva | Ruby Gilbert | Sam Hay Music | Sean Fitzgerald | Steve P | Strings Mignon | Superstars (aka Green Machine) | SWEET FUSION | Tennyson King | Tessa Devine | The Heart Collectors | The Old Married Couple | Van Larkins | ZabicaMusica | Ziggy McNeill
WATCH: Buskers by the Creek highlights from 2016 and stay tuned to Blank Gold Coast for interviews and features with as many awesome artists as we can muster. Do you have a favourite? Let us know in the comments.
What, where, how?
Buskers by the Creek hits the idyllic Currumbin creekside on 14 and 15 October. It’s Australia’s award-winning busking festival and Blank Gold Coast is proud to be a founding media partner. Get more at the Buskers by the Creek website.