Calling all buskers!

BANBRIDGE BuskFest is once again sending the call out to buskers from near and far to take part in the 10th annual busking festival which this year takes place on Saturday 22 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 festival has grown significantly in recent years with more than 200 talented musicians, bands and street performers participating in last year’s event and it is anticipated that 2013 will be even bigger and better.

A large number of performers have already registered online at the festival website www.buskfest.com for this year event. Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories including overall winner, best individual, best band, best performance, best junior performer and the ‘Spirit of BuskFest’ prize, sponsored by The Outlet, Banbridge.

BBC Radio and TV personality Ralph McLean, who is chairman of the judging panel, commented,

‘As a music lover, I am delighted to be associated with such a great event as BuskFest. Banbridge BuskFest is a fantastic day out for all the family, offering an amazing atmosphere and a colourful collection of live music, dynamic street theatre, comedy and entertainment.’

Further details about the festival, the rules of the competition and how to register are all available on the official website, www.buskfest.com and on the Banbridge BuskFest Facebook page.

So if you are a budding busker, seasoned musician or just fancy a great day out, why not get involved with this fantastic festival. A warm welcome awaits everyone at Banbridge BuskFest!