Byron Bay Bluesfest

Busking Competition



Keep an eye out on the Bluesfest Busking Comp social media pages for updates and further information
As the Bluesfest Busking Comp hits its 16th year, we see a new era of Bluesfest Busking emerge as we continue to implement major changes to up the stakes of the competition for 2019. There will be 9 Bluesfest Busking Comp artists given the chance to play what could quite possibly be the most important gig of their life on the Bluesfest Delta stage.  Playing in front of an international audience of punters and music industry alike looking for that new sound that has the potential to go the whole nine yards – and this could be you!
In the Over 18 leg of the comp all SIX-FINALISTS will be provided the opportunity to play on the Delta Stage at the 2019 Bluesfest.  All 3 FINALISTS in the Grommet (under 18’s) category will play at the 2019 Bluesfest with the winner taking to the main stage. These are truly sensational opportunities up for grabs with these artists experiencing first-hand what it’s like to be selected to play at the world renowned festival that is Bluesfest in true Rock Star style.


The Bluesfest Busking Comp is the perfect platform for unsigned artists to showcase their talents to a previously untapped international 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 stage positions at Bluesfest for the majority of finalists. The Busking vibes and opportunities continue with the funky Bluesfest roving buskers throughout the festival providing a wealth of talent. Further to festival performance opportunities, prizes include such prospects as recording time at Lacuva Recording and Rocking Horse Studio in Byron for the winners plus much more to be announced.
The Bluesfest Busking Comp is coordinated in its entirety by Anita Colenbrander Entertainment (ACE).
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·         Bluesfest Busking Applications - Closed
·         Bluesfest Busking applications close 8th March 2019
·         Over 18’s Semi-finalists announced 11th March 2019
·         Grommet Event, Saturday 13th April 2019 (Byron Youth Centre)
·         Over 18’s Semi-finals, Sunday 14th & Monday 15th April 2019 (The Brewery, Byron Bay)
·         Bluesfest Busking Comp Finals, Wednesday 17th April 2019 (Beach Hotel, Byron Bay)
Please note: if you are entering the Bluesfest Busking comp you need to be available to perform in Byron Bay on the dates shown above.