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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 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

Busking Hot Spot for Old Cooma Gaol

Buskers at Cooma set to rock the Jailhouse for annual festival

5b4093a0-f516-4deb-bf12-11a3757347ee_lThe historic Cooma Correctional Centre and prison museum will for the first time become a ‘busking hot spot’ next month when the seventh annual Australian National Busking Championships are held in the Snowy Mountains town.

Hundreds of buskers from across Australia will perform outside the still-operating prison and other busking hot spots throughout Cooma for the two-day festival on 3–4 November.

Cooma Correctional Centre Manager of Security Scott Bramble said they were proud to take part in the important community event.Cooma Gaol Museum

“The annual championship not only brings tourism dollars to the town of Cooma, it brings music to our streets,” Mr Bramble said.

“We’re proud to be part of the Cooma community and we’re looking forward to showcasing to guests the prison’s historic gatehouse and the neighbouring Corrective Services museum, which is a terrific place to visit.”

The museum showcases the history of Corrective Services NSW, with a range of displays and artefacts from convict days to the present. Minimum-security inmates are the tour guides.

Australian National Busking Championships President Allan Spencer said they were excited about using the 19th century prison as a busking location for the first time.

“Using a correctional centre – and the museum – as a backdrop for busking will be a first for Cooma and possibly for Australia,” Mr Spencer said.

“Buskers will be coming to compete from all around the country for a share of over $16,000 in cash prizes, as well as the glory of being crowned Busking Champion.

“There will be a huge variety of performances, with genres such as country, blues, rock, pop, jazz, folk, Indigenous, multicultural and classical music on display.

“There will also be other forms of street performance such as dance, juggling, magic, poetry, and even belly dancers, and a 20-piece bagpipe and drum band.”


Australian National Busking Championships

Various locations in Cooma, NSW

3-4 November 2018

Cooma Correctional Centre: 1 Vagg Street, Cooma

More: buskingcooma.com

ANBC media inquiries 02 6452 6067

CSNSW media inquiries 0419 258 290

ENTRY FORM_2018 Cooma ANBC Regional Championships Saturday 3 Nov 2018


ANBC Cooma 2017 – Entry Form-Out Now!

Australian National Busking Championshipsâ„¢

Cooma Regional Competition and National Grand Final

Saturday 4 November 2017


Attachment Form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_Cooma 2017


Peak Hill Regional Finals – Australian National Busking Championshipsâ„¢

PEAK HILL NSW 001Peak Hill NSW will be hosting the Peak Hill Regional Finals - Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

The Australian National Busking Championshipsâ„¢ is an Australia-wide music festival and competition. A unique festival, the ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music culture. Through out the year, Regional Finals are held in towns all over Australia culminating in the National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the first weekend of November each year.


Additional Group Members List Form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_PEAK HILL 2017

ANBC Logo 150x247Calling All Buskers:

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at Peak Hill Regional Finals. Peak Hill is the latest regional town to join the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia. These include Stanthorpe Qld, Ballarat Vic, Narooma NSW, Noosa Qld and Cooma NSW.

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 jugglers, magicians and dancers.

More information: http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships

and: https://www.buskingcooma.com/

Noosa Regional Finals – The Australian National Busking Championshipsâ„¢

The Australian National Busking Championshipsâ„¢ regional finals are coming to Noosa Qld.

Busking heats on Saturday 10 June 2017

Finals Concert & Award Presentations Sunday 11 June 2017



ANBC Stanthorpe 2016 – Video

Here some video footage that I took in Stanthorpe QLD during the Australian National Busking Championships™  South East Queensland Regional Finals 2016.  I apologize about the quality of the videos but I did take them literally “on the run”.