The Bluesfest Busking Comp hits its 11th year in 2014 with expansion and development imminent – check out the changes!!
Applications for 2014 are now open!
About the Busking Comp
The Bluesfest Busking Comp is the perfect platform for unsigned artists to showcase their talents to a previously untapped national audience. The Comp is held in and around Byron Bay in the weeks leading up to Bluesfest instigating the Bluesfest buzz with live performances from musicians travelling from around the country for the chance to take out the prize.
This exclusive, sought after competition is designed specifically to give unsigned artists an opportunity, providing a key stepping stone for their career development! There are countless prizes available including a stage position at Bluesfest for the open winner. The Busking vibes and opportunities continue with the funky Bluesfest Busking stage and roving buskers throughout the festival providing a wealth of talent. Further to festival performance opportunities, prizes include such prospects as recording time at Studio 301 in Byron for the winners plus much more.
Changes for 2014 for the Open Event
Due to influxes of applications over recent years, the open competition has broken capacity with allowances for the heats and an increasing amount of applications have received knock backs. In light of this, a decision to expand the competition to a wider audience and allow for additional applications has eventuated. There will be a preliminary application process where applicants will be required to supply a youtube recording of a ‘live’ performance (see terms and conditions of application for further information). This will then be reviewed in the preliminary process with the next step being the semifinals conducted the Monday and Tuesday prior to Bluesfest followed by the finals on Friday 18th April 2014. This will also allow further ease for those travelling distances.
Want to Enter the Comp?
The heats for the Busking Comp are held prior to the commencement of the Bluesfest at the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay for the Open event and the Byron YAC for the Grommets (under 18’s). The finalists are then showcased throughout the day at the Beach Hotel on Friday 18th April with performances on show for a chance to take the winning positions. All finalists and a handful of runners up will have the opportunity of playing at the Busking Stage at the festival with chances available for roving buskers within the festival.
Please complete and return the entry form asap to secure your position in this year’s Bluesfest Busking Comp.
OVER 18 CATERGORY ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
GROMMET EVENT APPLICATION – AVAILABLE HERE
Dates for 2014
Open Semifinals in Byron Bay: 14th & 15th April 2014
Grommet Heats in Byron Bay: 12th & 13th April 2014
Finals Beach Hotel Bryon Bay: 18th April 2014
The Bluesfest Busking Comp is coordinated in its entirety by Anita Colenbrander Entertainment (ACE). For further information please contact:
Open Event: Anita Colenbrander on 0418 322 019 or email email@example.com
Grommet Event: Melissa Moss on 0400 069 955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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