If you’re a music fan, or simply love to be entertained, then we have a selection of more than 300 performers for you to choose from this year.
From award-winning performers to talented teens; from swing to sword swallowing; from banjo to energy shows – there is literally a mixed bag of sweet sounds and fabulous entertainment to enjoy.
10am – 6pm
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, our family-friendly festival firmly reinforced itself as a world-leading busking festival.
“Buskers by the Creek is one of the most exciting and freshest events in the Australian music calendar. It was a real eye opener for me and could very well be the launching pad for the next Australian superstar act,” said 12 times Golden Guitar-winner, Adam Brand.
Returning for our fourth year, we are ready to hear from performers who will surprise, delight and entertain! Applications are NOW OPEN so if you think you’ve got what it takes, head to our BUSKERS page and apply!
‘Buskers by the Creek’ is a free, independently-run festival that has more than tripled in size in as many years and in true 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.
Audiences will also be captivated by the raw sounds of 2017 Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking Champions and also ‘discover the undiscovered’ with a colourful collection of emerging singer/songwriters thrown into the mix.
An eclectic group of performance artists will be painting and creating their masterpieces and an international menu to please all foodies will also be on offer, with well-known local restaurants dishing up with festival flair.
Karma Kids will have the young ones covered, offering a vast variety of workshops, crafts, circus, music and loads more! Due to popular demand, a child minding service will also be available. For further information and bookings, contact Skye on 0407 400 518.
While our two-day festival is family-orientated, our ‘Side Street Events’ will be held throughout a number of venues around town on the evening of 13th and 14th October. ‘Battle of the Buskers’ is the first to be confirmed at the Currumbin Pub from 7pm on Friday 13th. Further details will be announced closer to the event date.
Pen the 13th, 14th and 15th October in your diaries so you don’t miss out on another weekend of MYSTIQUE, MAGIC AND MARVEL!
NB: All performer hats and suitcases will be out, so don’t forget to BYO spare change! We’ll also have our ‘Pick your Busker’ money for sale, with each token worth $1. They’ll be for sale from our info tent and when given, your favourite acts will redeem for cash. All generous gratuities given to the acts will be received with thanks and the purchase of merchandise will also support our talent on their road to success.