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ANBC Kilmore Regional Busking Championships 2021 17th April

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 : buskingkilmore@gmail.com)

Handy Info for Buskers

*Parking – 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 Finch’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 – 3.30pm

* 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 busy.

* 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 with real

money too!). A separate bucket will be provided for “busking votes”. 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 “busker votes”. 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 People’s Choice Awards.

* It’s OK for you to sell your CD’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 disqualification.

* Buskers can hand in any uncollected Busker Votes to Busking Central, 39Sydney Street, to add to their tally. Please do this before 3.00pm.

Finals Concert:

You 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 – finalists should meet at the left side of the stage for further direction. You need your instrument/s with you – 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 – both large and small – so even if you’re not playing in the Finals Concert it’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!

Join our buskingkilmore group on facebook to advertise your forthcoming gigs and YouTube vids.

ANBC Peak Hill Regional Busking Championships 2019 – The Winners!

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

Open Category:
Champion & 1st Place: Alex Eldred -$1,000 + Rising Star Trophy
2nd Place: Bradley Edwards – $500
3rd Place: Nelli Heinzel – $300

Secondary Category:
Champion & 1st Place: Hannah Dunn – $500
2nd Place: Gracey Denham-Jones – $200
3rd Place: Imogen Hill – $100

Primary Category:
Champion & 1st Place: Annabelle van Wyk – $200
2nd Place: Gemma Ellis – $100

Special Judges Awards: – $200 each:

Best Local Award: Artie Wright
Best Instrumental Award: Ceol Darado
Jazz Music Award: Hannah Dunn
Acoustic Music Award: Rodney Jackson

Encouragement Awards: – $50 each sponsored by Allan & Leslie Spencer

  • Sid Pohorille
  • Chelsea Irwin
  • Shyanne Irwin
  • Robert Osbourne
  • Aden Gudeon

People Choice Award: Hannah Dunn – $500

ANBC National Grand Final Qualifiers for 2019 –

The three Age Category Winners, Alex Eldred, Hannah Dunn & Annabelle van Wyk qualify for the ANBC Grand Finals in Cooma NSW 16 November.

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 > 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

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:

â–ºNoosa Heads Qld – 8 to 9 June

â–ºPeak Hill NSW -14 September

►Victor Harbour SA – 6 October

â–ºGundagai NSW – 26 October

â–ºCooma 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

ANBC Kilmore Regional Finals 2019 – 13 April

Kilmore, Victoria is the latest town to join our ever-growing network of the Australian National Busking Championships™.


And the Winners are…

Winners – The Results ANBC Kilmoe 2019

Kilmore Market
The Kilmore Busking Competition is a new event created by the Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell (Victoria) and the Kilmore Art Society. Our inaugural Regional Championship will be held on Saturday 13 April 2019.
Our aim is to promote performance art to provide a performance and exposure pathway for emerging artists whilst also supporting the visual arts via the Kilmore Art Expo which will be held 12 -14 April 2019.
Kilmore is Victoria’s oldest inland settled town (Violet Town beat us by being gazetted first!) and has a fabulous history dating from the late 1830’s. Kilmore Historical Society are also on board and will be conducting some street tours on the day. Booking for events will be available 30 January 2019.
Kilmore main streetKilmore is located approximately 65 km north of Melbourne and is very accessible to Melbourne performers. Travel from central Melbourne is about 1 hour 15 minutes. The Championships will be held between 10am – 3.00pm. Three judges will be roaming on the day. However, the public will also be voting on their favourite performances. Winners in all categories – Primary, Secondary, Open & Peoples’ Choice will be announced at the Finals Concert held between 4pm – 6pm. Venue to be announced. There are also a number of $200.00 Judges Awards for performances that may not fit into the major categories.
We are so excited about the Busking competition! In November we joined with the Australian National Busking Championships™ which are based in Cooma. This means the winners of our Kilmore Championships can go on to compete nationally.
Buskers can perform for votes to win cash prizes and also for cash tips. We will be encouraging visitors to bring cash as well as cards to support performers. It’s going to be a great day out!
Watch this space for more info.
Download Entry Form here: Entry Form Busking Kilmore 2019