Gundagai NSW will be hosting a Regional Final of Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 27 October 2018.
The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of busking festivals. The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music and street performance culture. Throughout the year, Regional Finals are held in towns all over Australia culminating in the ANBC National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the first weekend of November each year.
Download the Gundagai Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM 2018 Australian National Busking Championships Gundagai PL2
Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at the ANBC Gundagai Regional Finals. Gundagai is one of the regional towns that have joined the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia.
Dates for 2018 so far are:
- Stanthorpe Qld – 24 February
- Ballarat Vic – 24 March
- Albany WA – (Date to be announced)
- Narooma NSW – 26 May
- Noosa Qld – 9 – 10 June
- Peak Hill NSW – 15 September
- Gundagai NSW – 27 October
- Cooma NSW – 3 November (Cooma Regional Competition & National Grand Finals)
Links to all these Regional Busking Competitions may be found at: https://www.buskingcooma.com/
There are generous prizes for 3 age categories, Open (Adult), Secondary (High School Age) and Primary (Primary School Age). Plus lots of other awards such as Peoples Choice Award, Best Band, Country Music, Blues Music, Jazz Music, Classical Music, Folk, Indigenous, Community Based Music, Youth Encouragement, Most Innovative, and Ability Award (for buskers with a disability). Solos, Duos, Groups, Ensembles, Choirs are all welcome. There has even been a prize for non-musical Street Performance such as jugglers, magicians, and dancers.
The winners of each of the 3 age categories will qualify for the ANBC National Grand Final in Cooma.