WINNER: Kim Churchill.
WINNER: Kim Churchill.

Busking Comp is looking for the next star

Applications are now open for the 2016 Bluesfest Busking Competition.

With the ever expanding prizes for 2016 including the opportunity to Open the Delta Stage at Bluesfest 2016 and recording packages also up for grabs, artists are welcomed from across Australia to partake in this event.

The Bluesfest Busking Open Event (for adults) now encompasses a preliminary process which requires all applicants to submit one live recent recording of a full original song uploaded on any video sharing website.

A panel will select 40 artists who will move through to the semi-finals, to be held at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay on March 21 and 22.

Six finalists will be selected to play on the finals day at the Beach Hotel on Good Friday, March 25.

Previous winners of the Bluesfest Busking Competition are Grizzlee Train (2015), Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars (2014), Hussy Hicks (2010) and Kim Churchill (2009).

The Bluesfest Busking Grommet Event (for under 18s) is also on this year, and details of this category of the competition are available from the Bluesfest website.

The location of the Grommet heats will be announced shortly.

Applications close Monday, February 29.



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