Monthly Archives: August 2019

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 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

More Information and update will be also released on our Facebook Page

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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.

Dance Monkey has over 1,600,000 views on YouTube >