There’s no question the gold Coast knows how to host events. So when Buskers by the Creek launched last year, filling the southern bank of Currumbin Creek with 10,000, no-one was really surprised.
2015 has been equally big. In July, they won a Gold Coast Music Award for Live Event of the Year. In October they hosted their second event – with an estimated 20,000 people in attendance and then just last week they were named Queensland’s best new event at the Australian Event Awards.
Event director Cindy Jensen, who set out initially just to provide a colourful community event for her local area, said she was overwhelmed with how well received and respected the event already was.
“To now be named as Queensland Best New Event at the Australian Event Awards for the festival’s first year, proves that the concept and creation has been embraced to great success,” said Cindy.
“My vision from the onset was to re-introduce the old-fashioned art of busking and to showcase undiscovered talent, so it’s very exciting and humbling to be recognised so highly already.
“I’m thrilled our artists will receive more exposure from this nomination and that we can further highlight the cultural depth of our beautiful city.”
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Buskers by the Creek will take place next year, 15 – 16 October 2016. More at buskersbythecreek.com.au.