Budding Buskers

Bring your change for the buskers!
Fri 19 July 5:30-8pm
All along Bank and Sackville Streets

Let’s fill the footpaths with song, comedy, poetry readings, breakdancing, mime, frozen statues, opera, instrumental music or whatever else you feel like performing live! All are welcome to bring out the mic (well, not the mimes) for a chance to win $500 in cash and prizes, including a master class with local former busker, singer-songwriter Flynn Gurry (who’ll also be judging on the night). Take it from the shower to the street, throw out the hat and bring the unsuspecting crowd to their knees with your unbridled talent. And to the audience: bring lots of change and show some love to these brave winter buskers!

For buskers: registrations are essential as Winter Weekends will organise your busking permit. Sheltered spots under the shop awnings will be allocated. Registrations are free.


1st place
$250 cash + masterclass with Flynn Gurry + an invitation to perform at the Winter Weekends Closing Party on 21st July at the Wharf

2nd place
$150 cash + an invitation to perform at the Winter Weekends Closing Party on 21st July at the Wharf

3rd place
$100 cash

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  • Registrations close on Monday 15 July, 5pm.

  • Everyone is welcome! Let your friends know.

  • Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night. Flynn Gurry and Winter Weekends will decide the winner.

  • Busking is from 5pm-8pm. Set up anytime from 4pm.

  • We would love to create a great atmosphere, so bring a rug or lights.

  • All spots will be undercover.

  • PAs are allowed. You need to bring your own equipment, mics, cables etc.

  • A Winter Weekends volunteer will be around on the night to help organise and monitor this event.

  • Register now and we’ll email you with instructions and allocate you a space to perform in.

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