Now there are two busking competitions for Cooma in 2022:
Saturday 9th April – ANBC Cooma Regional Busking Championships.
Saturday 26th November – ANBC National Busking Grand Finals
Cooma’s first ANBC competition for 2022 (9th April) will be during my favourite time of the year, Autumn. This
event will be a regional competition on a par with all the other ANBC
regional competitions that are conducted around Australia.
like all the regional competitions, the performers that win first
place in the primary, secondary and open age categories will qualify
to compete in the ANBC National Busking Grand Final in Cooma NSW on
the 26th November 2022.
After a hugely successful ANBC Stanthorpe Championships in Queensland, it’s now Kilmore in Victoria’s turn to shine!
The Entry Form (right click > “save as” to your computer > print > fill in your details > scan and return to : firstname.lastname@example.org)
Info for Buskers
You will find parking reasonably easily within a block on either side
of Sydney Street (Melbourne Street & Patrick Street). Other spots
include the Royal Oak Hotel car park, the rear of Finchâ€™s Friendly
Supermarket and behind the library at the corner of Bourke &
Sydney Streets. If you have friends or family coming by car please
advise them to use the overflow parking on East Street opposite the
Kilmore Racing Club. A courtesy bus will be available running on a
continuous loop between East Street and the town centre between 9.30
Collect your lanyards from Busking Central at 39 Sydney Street from
9.00am. Wear/display your lanyards at all times while performing.
Be prepared to transport your musical instruments to each location
with a trolley or wheelbarrow.
We strongly encourage all performers to use the pedestrian crossings
when crossing the street. Sydney Street is a main highway and can be
Public toilets are located at the southern end of the performance
area at Hudson Park. Most cafes & hotels will be happy for you to
use their restrooms.
Put your hat/guitar case out for busker tips $$ (you will be tipped
too!). A separate bucket will be provided for â€œbusking votesâ€.
Make sure you have good signage out to advertise who you are and how
to contact you. You could get the offer of a paid gig on the day.
Spectators who like your performance may give you â€œbusker votesâ€.
These cost $1.00 each and are available for purchase at Busking
Central or from the easily identifiable street marshals who will be
roaming the street. The marshals will collect your busking votes
after each performance to return to Busking Central. Votes will be
tallied throughout the day and determine the top performer for each
category in the Peopleâ€™s Choice Awards.
Itâ€™s OK for you to sell your CDâ€™s and/or promote a charity or
cause you may raising funds for.
Arrive and finish on time at each of your venues. You can set up
beside the performers playing before you so you can use your full
performance time and pack up when the next act begins.
Three judges will be roaming throughout the day. Poor behaviour such
as excessive volume impacting on neighbouring performers will result
in you being marked down. Continued poor behaviour could result in
Buskers can hand in any uncollected Busker Votes to Busking Central,
39Sydney Street, to add to their tally. Please do this before
need to make your way to the John Kelly Pavilion at the Kilmore
Racing Club in East Street by 3.45pm. Our Sound Tech, Mark, will be
available from 2pm if you would like to rehearse & do sound
checks prior to the Finals.
Finalists for each category will be announced at the Finals Concert,
starting at 4pm.
When called â€“ finalists should meet at the left side of the stage
for further direction. You need your instrument/s with you â€“ you
will be playing in the concert. Sound equipment will be available to
plug into & Mark will help you set up to perform.
There are lots of awards to hand out â€“ both large and small â€“ so
even if youâ€™re not playing in the Finals Concert itâ€™s a good
idea to be there in case you win a smaller prize!
From all of us at buskingkilmore we hope you have a fantastic day!
our buskingkilmore group on facebook to advertise your forthcoming
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 â€“ 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.
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:
Peak Hill NSW will be hosting the Peak Hill Regional Championships â€“ 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.
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.
More Information and update will be also released on our Facebook Page
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 Teresaâ€™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