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Byron Bay Bluesfest

Busking Competition

MAJOR CHANGES FOR THE 2018 BUSKING COMPETITION - THE STAKES ARE HIGH! 

 
As the Bluesfest Busking Comp hits its 15th year, we see a new era of Bluesfest Busking emerge as we implement major changes set to up the stakes of the competition for 2018. There will be 10 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 2018 Bluesfest with the winner playing twice. And, for the first time ever the Grommet winner is to take to a main stage also obtaining a slot at the Delta Stage at the 2018 Bluesfest. These are truly sensational prizes 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.
 
Further to this, 2018 will see the BUSKING STAGE COMING TO AN END but one can’t go past these first class opportunities to gain entrance into such a major international festival.
 

DELTA STAGE PERFORMANCES

 
THURSDAY
29 MARCH 2018
FRIDAY
30 MARCH 2018
SATURDAY
31 MARCH 2018
SUNDAY
1 APRIL 2018
MONDAY
2 APRIL 2018
Over 18 finalist (30min)
Molly Millington – 2017 Grommet Winner (45min)
Over 18 finalist (30min)
Over 18 Winner (45min)
Grommet Winner (45min)
Over 18 finalist (30Min)
Tay Oskee – 2017
Over 18 Winner (45min)
Over 18 finalist (30Min)
 
 
Over 18 finalist
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Over 18 finalist
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ABOUT THE BUSKING COMP

 
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.
 

HOW DOES THE COMPETITION WORK??

 
OVER 18’S EVENT

This event is in high demand!! If you want to be a part of the talent that is the Bluesfest Busking Comp, you need to go through a preliminary round where you submit a ‘LIVE’ performance with your application (see terms and condition on application form for further information) and this is judged by a panel where 40 applicants are selected to progress through to the Semi Finals held at the Byron Bay Brewery in the week of Bluesfest. From there, the live panel of industry representative judges will select 6 performers to progress to the Finals which is held at the Beach Hotel on Easter Friday for the final showdown! 

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THE GROMMET EVENT (UNDER 18’S)
 
The Grommet Comp is about giving young performers the opportunity to experience the music industry and more notably Bluesfest, first hand as they move forward in their studies and decisions on their career direction.
Once applications are live, you simply need to submit your application through the online process and you will progress through to the heats of the Grommet Event. The heats are held over 1 day the weekend before Bluesfest and judged by a panel of Music Industry Representatives. Three performers are selected to progress into the Finals of the Grommet Busking which is held at the Beach Hotel on Easter Friday.
 
This is the perfect platform to develop and grow your musical abilities with numerous opportunities and prizes available. 
 

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DATES FOR 2018

 
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN Keep an eye out on the Bluesfest Busking Comp facebook page for continual updates and information!
 
Open Semifinals in Byron Bay: 27th & 28th March 2018 – Byron Bay Brewery 
 
Grommet Heats in Byron Bay: 24th March 2018 – Byron YAC (Youth Activity Centre)
 
Finals Bryon Bay: 30th March 2018 - Beach Hotel 
 
The Bluesfest Busking Comp is coordinated in its entirety by Anita Colenbrander Entertainment (ACE).  For further information please contact:
 
Open Event: Anita info@acentertainment.com.au
Grommet Event: Melissa mmoss@acentertainment.com.au
 

THE WINNERS

THE OPEN WINNERS
THE GROMMET WINNERS
2015 HOO8HOO - Now SAME TIME MUSIC          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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