Sad news for locals this morning, with the organisers of ‘Buskers by the Creek’ announcing they cannot continue running the festival.
The family friendly event quickly earned a reputation as a world-leading busking festival since its launch in 2014.
It drew hundreds of local, national and international acts in 2019, which brought over 20,000 spectators through Currumbin over just three days.
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Though sadly, after six successful years, the family behind the festival says they simply cannot afford to continue and have said ‘Bon Voyage’ to the Gold Coast in a Facebook farewell.
“It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided that I can no longer continue bringing “Buskers by the Creek” to the City of Gold Coast!
“For the past six years the festival has cost myself and my family hundreds of thousands of dollars and it’s had a huge impact on us emotionally and financially.
“As much as everyone including the acts, food vendors, local businesses and the City have benefitted, I have continually struggled to keep my family and festival afloat.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, each and every sponsor, business, performer, stall holder and especially my festival fans for supporting me over the last six fabulous years.
“Loveland 2019 exceeded my expectations with the crowds, the weather and the contributions to our City, what an amazing way to say farewell to my baby “Buskers by the Creek”,” the Facebook post read.
There are already calls for Gold Coast Council to step in a fund the initiative, so that it can continue.