Category Archives: Australian National Busking Championships™

ANBC Sponsorship 2019

Would you like to be a sponsor for the Australian National Busking Championships in Cooma this year? We have sponsorship packages from $60 to $3,000. Or we can tailor a package to suit your needs.

It’s been a very exciting year. We now have seven regional ANBC Championships for 2019 around Australia. Stanthorpe & Noosa in Qld, Kilmore in Vic, and Peak Hill, Narooma, Gundagai and Cooma in NSW.
This year, we have also seen many of our ANBC buskers going from strength to strength. Vendulka appeared again on national TV on The Voice.  She has also just released a fantastic new video, Good Words, which features our beautiful South East scenery. Oscar Litchfield, Lucy Sugerman, Yasmin Russell, Jack Biillmann, Andrew Wortes, Flynn Gurry, Kesha Oayda, Rory Phillips, Haystack Mountain Hermits, The String Family, Narooma Rhythm Hunters, Stitch, Fretz & Reedz, Niq Reefman, Felicity Kircher, Fvceless and many more are getting regular gigs and performing in festivals both locally and away.

One of our ANBC Noosa Buskers, Tones And I, has actually had a huge breakthrough with her new single Dance Monkey which is now number one on the Aria Charts. (The first Australian artist to achieve that this year and the first Australian female artist to make number one since Delta Goodrem did it in 2015).
It’s all good news and we couldn’t do it without the amazing generosity of our sponsors.
So Thank You!

If you would like to be a sponsor, please download this form below:

2019 Peak Hill Regional Championships – Australian National Busking Championships

Nicole Rosser - ANBC Peak Hill Open Champion 2018

Nicole Rosser – ANBC Peak Hill Open Champion 2018

Peak Hill NSW will be hosting the Peak Hill Regional Championships – Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 14 September 2019.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of busking festivals. The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian Music & Street Performance Culture. Through out the year, Regional Championships will be held in towns all over Australia culminating in the National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the 16 November 2019.

Download Peak Hill Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM PEAK HILL 2019 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Download this additional form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_PEAK HILL 2019

Calling All Buskers:

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at ANBC Peak Hill Regional Busking Championships. Peak Hill is one of the regional towns that have joined the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia. Dates for 2019 so far are:

  • Stanthorpe Qld – 23 March
  • Kilmore Vic – 13 April
  • Narooma NSW – 25 May
  • Noosa Heads Qld – 8 to 9 June
  • Peak Hill NSW -14 September
  • Gundagai NSW – 26 October
  • Cooma Regional Championship & ANBC National Grand Final – Cooma NSW – 16 November (please note change of date)

The Prizes – Thousands of Dollars in Cash on offer:

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 poets, mime, jugglers, magicians and dancers.

The winners of each of the 3 Age Categories will qualify for the National Grand Final in Cooma.

Prize winners Peak Hill 2018

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Tones And I – Number One

Congratulations to Tones And I!

From ANBC Busker to Number One in the Aria Charts!
Tones And I, aka Toni Watson, performed at the ANBC Noosa Busking Championships in 2018. There she was noticed by Oz Bayldon, the director of Noosa Come together and the Gympie Music Muster. Oz predicted a huge future for this new talent and he invited her to perform at the Gympie Music Muster. She was then discovered by triple j Unearthed and the rest, as they say, is history.

Fun fact – the last Australian female to do this was Delta Goodrem in 2015.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/music/newcomer-tones-and-i-becomes-first-female-to-top-aria-charts-since-2015-20190802-p52da4.html

Dance Monkey has over 1,600,000 views on YouTube > https://youtu.be/q0hyYWKXF0Q

ANBC Noosa Regional Busking Championships 2019 – The Winners

The Inadequates – ANBC Noosa Open Champions 2019

Congratulations to all the winners at the ANBC Noosa Busking Championships 2019!
The standard of performance this year was outstanding!

Open Category:
Champion & 1st Place: The Inadequates -$2,000 sponsored by Hutchinson Builders
2nd Place: Niq Reefman – $700 sponsored by Bendigo Bank
3rd Place: Sooroheon Kim aka Cobb – $300 sponsored by Bendigo Bank

Secondary Category:
Champion & 1st Place: Finley Geach – $500 sponsored by Gympie Terrace Pty Ltd
2nd Place: Chandler Jay – $300 sponsored by Gympie Terrace Pty Ltd
3rd Place: Sari Abbott – $200 sponsored by Gympie Terrace Pty Ltd

Primary Category:
Champion & 1st Place: Emmagen Rain – $250 sponsored by Bank of Queensland – BOQ
2nd Place: Frank & Louis Martin – $150 sponsored by Gympie Terrace Pty Ltd
3rd Place: Kiana Jazz Smith – $100 sponsored by Gympie Terrace Pty Ltd

Band Award: The Sandflys – $500 sponsored by Arrow Wood Products

Special Judges Awards – $200 each:
– Novelty Award: Twinkie Nana aka Fiona & Viena Huang (sponsored by Boom Shankar)
– Male Vocal Award: Murray Lloyd (sponsored by East Coast Insurance Brokers)
– Rising Star Award: Jacob Clarke (sponsored by Noosaville Business Association)
– Female Vocal Award: Malia Stirling Music (sponsored by Noosa Boathouse)
– Country Vocal Award: Lily Grace Live (sponsored by Pelican Boat Hire Noosa)

Other Awards:
– JamPot Studios Award: Malia Stirling – 3 hour Recording
– Special Encouragement Award: Shayla & Zach – $100 sponsored by Allan Spencer

People Choice Awards: (all sponsored by Arrow Wood Products)
First Place: Lily Grace Live aka Lily Peters – $500
Second Place: The Inadequates – $300
Third Place: St Teresa’s Concert & Stage Band

Gympie Music Muster Prize:
2 x 4 Day Passes – selected by Oz Bayldon, Music Director of the Gympie Music Muster
– Emmagen Rain
– The Inadequates

Australian National Busking Championships 2019 – Cooma Regional & National Grand Final

Saturday 16 November

About:

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of busking festivals. The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian Music & Street Performance Culture.

Cooma NSW 2019:

On Saturday 16 November, ANBC Inc. will be conducting the 2019 Cooma Regional Busking Championships & the ANBC National Grand Final. This will be the culmination of the Australian National Busking Championships™ for 2019.

The Cooma Regional Busking Championships will be open to all. However, competitors who wish to to be the the ANBC National Grand Final will have to earn a place by either the high standard of their performances on the day in Cooma or by qualifying by winning First Place in an Age Category in the other Regional Busking Championships that have been held around Australia during 2019.

The Prizes – Thousands of Dollars in Cash on offer:

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 poets, mime, jugglers, magicians and dancers.

Laura Luscombe performing at the 2019 ANBC Stanthorpe Regional Busking Championships

Regional Busking Championships for 2019:

Duxie Franklin performing at the 2019 ANBC Kilmore Busking Championships.
(Photo Chris Cobern)

ANBC Narooma Regional Busking Championships 2019 – The Winners

The Australian National Busking Championships in Narooma were a huge success.

Here are the results:

Fretz & Reedz took out Best Band

The Australian National Busking Championships are having a huge 2019. With Regional Championships in Stanthorpe Qld, Kilmore Vic and now, Narooma NSW successfully completed here are the the remaining events for 2019:

Noosa Heads Qld – 8 to 9 June

►Peak Hill NSW -14 September

►Victor Harbour SA – 6 October

►Gundagai NSW – 26 October

Cooma Regional Championship & ANBC National Grand Final – Cooma NSW – 16 November (please note change of date)

Potent Soap won the Rising Star Band Award & The Open People’s Choice Award

ANBC Stanthorpe Busking Championships 2019 – Results

The Inadequates - Stanthorpe Open Champions, Peoples Choice Award Winners and Best Band

The Inadequates – Stanthorpe Open Champions, Peoples Choice Award Winners and Best Band

ANBC Stanthorpe 2019 was a huge success. The support from the businesses in Stanthorpe was amazing! The crowds of people that came to watch were a record high. And the quality of the performances was first class.

Here are the results: Winners – The Results ANBC Stanthorpe 2019

This year’s event was run by the good people from the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

Felicity Kircher - Stanthorpe Secondary Champion

Felicity Kircher – Stanthorpe Secondary Champion

Stanthorpe State Primary School Choir - Primary Champions

Stanthorpe State Primary School Choir – Primary Champions