Call goes out for Banbridge Buskfest event

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Banbridge BuskFest is once again sending the call out to buskers from near and far to take part in the 12th annual busking festival which this year takes place on Saturday 27 June in Banbridge town centre.

Every year at BuskFest the streets of Banbridge town centre are bustling with hundreds of musicians, singers, bands, solo artists and street performers from across the globe entertaining the appreciative crowds in the hope of winning a prize from the £3000 cash pot.

The competition runs from 1.00pm - 4.30pm and will culminate in an awards ceremony hosted by BBC Radio Ulster’s Ralph McLean in Solitude Park from 4.30pm - 6.00pm.

Music fans will be in for a treat, with BBC’s The Voice contestant and local singing star Daniel Duke and band kicking off proceedings, followed by performances by the winners of each of the six competition categories.

The competition offers a number of categories.

These include the overall winner, the best individual, best band, the best junior performer, the best performance which is sponsored by Banbridge Chamber of Commerce and the ‘Spirit of BuskFest’ prize, sponsored by The Outlet, Banbridge.

As well as a superb cash prize, the overall winner will also land a prime spot on the line-up at Sunflowerfest.

It takes place at Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough, Co Down from 31 July – 2 August 2015.

Online registration is now open via the website at www.buskfest.com, further details can also be found on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/buskfest.

With a large number of performers already registered this year promises to be the biggest and best Buskfest yet, and remember if you’re not in you can’t win.