Currumbin Creek will once again become a kaleidoscope of musicians, mimes and acrobats for the award-winning Buskers by the Creek from October 18-20.
The family-friendly event, which has earned a reputation as a world-leading busking festival since launching in 2014, is expected to attract more than 300 local, national and international acts and 20,000-plus people across its three days.
With a 2019 theme of ‘Loveland’, organisers are also curating a line-up of see-to-be-believed entertainers in a bid to make it the weirdest and wackiest festival in its six-year history.
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Fourteen stages will showcase non-stop entertainment across the weekend, with an eclectic program that promises to not only entertain but inspire and make people think.
The event program will kick off on Friday October 18 with the prestigious ‘Battle of the Buskers’, which sees top singer/songwriters go guitar to banjo to win a suite of coveted prizes including a VIP performance package at the renowned Airlie Beach Festival of Music.
Popular demand has also inspired the return of the floating half-pipe where BMX and skateboarding daredevils strut their stuff in the middle of the stunning Currumbin Creek.
Other highlights will include sword-swallowing, world record attempts, samba strutting, Afro-Brazilian drum rhythms and the raw sounds of the 2019 Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking Champions.
In a Buskers by the Creek first, the Sunday night after-party will be held at Balter Brewery and feature ‘An Intimate Night with Tristan O’Meara’, with live performances, an exhibition of the world-travelling busker’s handmade didgeridoos and secret support acts.
Since its inception, the festival has received multiple honours, including being named a national finalist in the Best Event category at the 2018 Australian Event Awards.
For more information on Buskers by the Creek, visit: buskersbythecreek.com.au