Artist applications open: Buskers by the Creek

Gold Coast’s award-winning festival Buskers by the Creek has opened applications for its fourth annual event.

Musicians, magicians, mimes and mystics are invited to join jugglers, contortionists, daredevils and dancers for this year’s event, which takes place along the banks of Currumbin Creek from 14 – 15 October.

Attracting record crowds last year with Australia’s first ever floating half-pipe, a 285-strong roll call of award-winning musicians, world-renowned entertainers and stunts galore, this free, family-friendly event firmly reinforced itself as a world-leading busking festival.

Twelve-times Golden Guitar winner and Gold Coaster Adam Brand headlined the 2016 event and said Buskers by the Creek could very well be the launching pad for Australia’s next superstar.

“Buskers by the Creek is one of the most exciting and freshest events in the Australian music calendar,” Brand said. “It was a real eye opener for me.”

Cindy Jensen is the founder of Buskers by the Creek which has tripled in size in just three years. She says she’s excited to see what surprises and new discoveries this year’s event will unearth.

The brainchild of local businesswoman Cindy Jensen, Buskers by the Creek is a free, independently-run festival that has more than tripled in size in as many years.

“In true Buskers By The Creek style, 2017 will see even more incredible entertainment from award-winning performers, talented teens, jaw-dropping tricks, daring world record attempts and more waterborne magic,” Cindy said.

As well as calling for artists, Cindy has also announced a new partnership with Airlie Beach Festival of Music which will see the winner of the Battle of the Buskers walk away with an all expenses paid performance slot at the magical Whitsundays event. The Airlie Beach prize is in addition to a secured place in the Bluesfest Busking competition, cash, recording, publicity and advertising packages that the Battle of the Buskers currently provides to winners and place-getters.

“The talent being discovered at Buskers by the Creek is phenomenal and we’re stoked to be onboard as a talent sponsor,” said Airlie Beach Festival director, Gavin Butlin.

Feature image: Andrew Radford Photography

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Returning for its fourth year, Buskers by the Creek is ready to hear from performers who will surprise, delight and entertain at Winders Park 14 and 15 October 2017.

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