Bluesfest 2022 Busking Competition Winners & Finalists!

The Bluesfest Busking Competition was back this year, and boy did they turn. it. on.

As always, it ignited the Bluesfest buzz! In the weeks leading up to the festival, we were treated to a showcasing of talent from solo artists and bands spanning all ages, hailing from all corners of the country. 

The finalists then went on to play throughout the festival days on our Busking Competition stage, which made an incredible return this year! 

2022 Finalists

Grommets

Over 18

The winners were unveiled, and then on Bluesfest Monday, they took to the main stage! Congratulations to Loose Content (Grommet) and Buttered (Over 18)! You absolutely blew us away 🙌

AND FINALLY, the winners from 2019 and 2021 Busking Comps got the chance to play their sets on the Bluesfest stages! 

Thank you to our 2021 winners Ben Swissa (Grommet) and Bronte Eve (Over 18), and our 2019 winners Palm Valley (Grommet) and Electrik Lemonade (Over 18) – you killed it!

Buttered now join an elite ‘winners club’ whose members include Kim Churchill, Hussy Hicks, Minnie Marks and members of Parcels, who have gone on to make the music industry their full-time home. Check out the interview we had with Buttered at Bluesfest!