The Australian National Busking Championships™ is a different sort of music festival for Australia. Music festivals in Australia have typically been based on a particular style of music, psychotherapist eg Tamworth Country Music Festival, buy more about Woodford Folk Festival, viagra buy Byron Bay Blues Festival. The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, R & B, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Indigenous, Multicultural or Classical , the Australian National Busking Championships™ reflects the rich diversity of Australian music culture.
Ticket prices for most music festivals are expensive; in the ANBC all the street entertainment is provided free of charge. The audience can, of course, tip the busker but that is their choice. All this wonderful music is performed literally feet away from them.
Although there are buskers at many music festivals in Australia, busking is typically relegated to a fringe activity. However, in this festival the buskers take pride of place. This festival brings music back to the people, back to the streets.
WHEN: 2nd & 3rd November 2013
WHERE: Cooma NSW Australia.
THE PRIZES: (TOTAL PRIZE POOL $5,000)
- Open Champion $2,000
- Open Highly Commended $300
- Open Encouragement $200
Secondary (secondary school-aged students) – Sponsored by Roses Lebanese Restaurant
- Secondary Champion $300
- Secondary Highly Commended $150
- Secondary Encouragement $100
Primary (primary school aged students) – Sponsored by The Chelsea Coffee Lounge & Cooma Family Dental
- Primary Champion $200
- Primary Highly Commended $100
- Primary Encouragement $50
- People’s Choice Award $1,000 – Sponsored by The Tourist Cafe
- Indigenous Award $200 – Sponsored by South East Arts
- Multicultural Award $200 – Sponsored by Roses Lebanese Restaurant
- Classical Award $200 – Sponsored by Cooma Family Dental