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:
The Australian National Busking Championships™ in Cooma this year will now be a two-day Busking Festival.
3rd & 4th November 2018.
Saturday 3rd November will be the ANBC Cooma Regional Busking Championships
Sunday 4th November will be the ANBC National Grand Final
How will this work?
The ANBC Cooma Regional Busking Championships will basically have the same format as in previous years, with busking performances timetabled during the day on Saturday and then the Finals Concert in the afternoon.
There will be, once again, generous cash prizes awarded, with three age categories (Open Adult, Secondary and Primary School Age), Best Band, Best School Group, Blues Music Award, Special Judges Awards and of course the hugely popular Peoples Choice Awards.
The First Place Getters in each of the age categories in the Cooma Regional Finals on Saturday will be invited back for Sunday to compete in the ANBC National Grand Final.
The ANBC National Grand Final will now have its own day in Cooma.
First Place Getters from all the seven 2018 ANBC Regional Championships in Stanthorpe, Ballarat, Narooma, Noosa, Peak Hill, Gundagai, and Cooma will be invited to busk on Sunday morning.
Nine competitors, three from each age categories, will then be selected to perform for prizes in the National Grand Final Concert to be held at 1:00 pm.
All the competitors that have qualified to busk on Sunday will receive a cash prize.
Buskers that have qualified for Sunday are welcome to also busk on Saturday. They can receive cash tips, sell CDs and merchandise, however as they will be guaranteed a share of the prizes on Sunday, they will not be able to win extra prizes on Saturday.
We at ANBC are very excited about this year’s expanded program and we hope that the buskers, their supporters and the general public have a fantastic weekend in beautiful Cooma.
More activities, such as Open Mic Sessions and Concerts are also in the planning stage. We’ll keep you posted.