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Busking @ Stanthorpe


Next busking championships will be held in February 2020
(as part of the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival)

Busking will be held every two years (even numbered years)

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Busking @ Stanthorpe


Next busking championships will be held in February 2020
(as part of the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival)

Busking will be held every two years (even numbered years)

Busking @ Stanthorpe 2019 will be held on Saturday 23rd February. 

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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 Wednesday 21 February, 2018 ($20 entry fee for individuals, $50 for groups of 3 or more)

Thanks to Our Sponsors


Thanks to Our Sponsors


Thanks also to the following businesses for sponsoring the Busking stations: Goldstone Jewellers, Rustic Coffee Lounge, Vixen's Bakery, Pure Inca, Granite Belt Cleaning and Hospitality, Hot Copper, Gleeson's Mercery, Lifestyle Footwear, Central Hotel, Country Club Hotel, Lily's Cafe, Cafe 77, Zest Pastries, Stanthorpe Newsagency, Stanthorpe Office Smart, Modern Country Flowers/Country Lane Lifestyle, Jacqui Reed.

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Concert @ Weeroona Park from 3:15pm


Concert @ Weeroona Park from 3:15pm


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

The 2017 Winners The Haystack Mountain Hermits.
Photos by Shane Andersen.

2016 finals concert Gallery

 
 

Stanthorpe


Stanthorpe


Location

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