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


 Saturday 25th February, 2017.

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


 Saturday 25th February, 2017.

The 2017 Busking @ Stanthorpe event was a huge success. All the buskers were fantastic and the crowds really enjoyed all of the entertainment along the streets of Stanthorpe. Congratulations to all of the winners

For photos and videos of some of the performances, check out our Facebook page.

OPEN WINNERS

  1. Haystack Mountain Hermits
  2. Tessa Devine
  3. SeaNic Sounds

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

  1. Haystack Mountain Hermits
  2. Chasing the Fence
  3. Fern Brothers

 

    SENIOR CATEGORY (HIGH SCHOOL AGE)

    1. Kathryn Luxford
    2. Fern Brothers
    3. Adamo

    JUNIOR CATEGORY

    1. Felicity Kircher
    2. Stanthorpe State School Choir
    3. St Joseph's School Choir

     

      SPECIAL JUDGES AWARDS

      • Non-musical street entertainment: Johnson
      • Multicultural: Chikara Sueda
      • Country: Emmy Jae Lake
      • Blues: Kenny Slide (Kenny Rowe)
      • Abilities: Short Street Connection
      • Classical: Sidney Hollingsworth
      • Seniors: Sid Pohorille
      • Community: The Graniteers
      • Rock: Jimm Jamm Duo
      • Vocal: Dianne Mead
      • Youth Encouragement: 31 Waves
      • Best Band: Haystack Mountain Hermits
      • Family: SeaNic Sounds
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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.

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      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
      • Spectators can purchase "Busker Dollars" for $1 each & give them to the Buskers they like the most. Buskers will receive 10% cashback of the Busking Dollars that they collect from spectators. 
      • 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 2016.
      • Sell your CDs and merchandise
      • Winners of the age categories will automatically qualify to compete in the Grand Final in Cooma NSW
      • Register by 17 February, 2017 ($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.