Byron Bay Bluesfest

Busking Competition


Keep an eye out on the Bluesfest Busking Comp Facebook page for updates and information!

The Bluesfest Busking Comp is coordinated in its entirety by Anita Colenbrander Entertainment (ACE). For further information please contact:

Open Event / Anita

Grommet Event / Melissa

As the Bluesfest Busking Comp hits its 16th year, we see a new era of Bluesfest Busking emerge as we implement major changes set to up the stakes of the competition for 2019. 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.


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.


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