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The Australian National Busking Championships™ South East Queensland Regional Finals, Stanthorpe


 Saturday 24th February, 2018.

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The Australian National Busking Championships™ South East Queensland Regional Finals, Stanthorpe


 Saturday 24th February, 2018.

Busking @ Stanthorpe 2018 will again be part of the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival, on Saturday 24th February.  Entry forms will be available closer to the date.

Sponsorship forms are now available.

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Prizes


Prizes


Over $6000 in prizes up for grabs!

Plus winners go on to compete in the Australian National Busking Championships™ in Cooma later in the year.

Peta Pomerenke

Peta Pomerenke

Open (Adult) Section

  • $1,000 - Open Champion 
  • $300 - Second Place
  • $200 - Third Place

People’s Choice Award

  • $700 - Winner
  • $200 - Second Place
  • $100 - Third Place
Bush Nutz

Bush Nutz

Senior Section (for high school age students)

  • $500 - Winner
  • $200 - Second Place
  • $100 - Third Place

Best Band Award (for bands/groups of 3 or more)

  • $500 – Winner
Dalveen State School

Dalveen State School

Primary Section (for primary school age students)

  • $300 - Winner
  • $200 - Second Place
  • $100 - Third Place

 

Multiple Special Judges Awards $200 each

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How does it work?


How does it work?


Spectators

  • Buskers will play throughout the day in Stanthorpe’s main street (from 9am - 3:30pm), for half-hour sessions
  • Finalists perform in Weeroona Park at a free concert from 4pm (food & drink available)
  • Spectators can purchase "Busker Dollars" for $1 each & give them to the Buskers they like the most. Each Busker Dollar you purchase enters you into a multi-draw raffle, to be drawn at the concert. The busker with the most Busker Dollars wins the People's Choice Award.

Buskers

  • Anyone can be a busker - beginners to professionals
  • Prizes now total over $6000. There are many different categories you can compete in.
  • Buskers who participated last year are welcome to come again
  • Singers, groups, musicians and instrumentalists of any genre and non-musical street entertainers welcome
  • All cash tips buskers make on the day are theirs to keep
  • You can perform as many 1/2 hour sets as you like (pending number of buskers and stations). Most buskers performed 2-4 sessions in 2017.
  • Sell your CDs and merchandise
  • Winners of the age categories will automatically qualify to compete in the Grand Final in Cooma NSW
  • Register by 16 February, 2018 ($20 entry fee for individuals, $50 for groups of 3 or more)

Thanks to Our Sponsors


Thanks to Our Sponsors


 

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Concert @ Weeroona Park from 4pm


Concert @ Weeroona Park from 4pm


There will be food & drink available in the park. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs & enjoy the entertainment.

 
 
Thanks to Gloria Lancaster-Kelly for the banner image of The String Family from the 2016 competition.
 

Stanthorpe


Stanthorpe


Location

Stanthorpe is 2.5 hours from Brisbane, 3 hours from the Gold Coast & Byron Bay.