Talented performers gear up for 2014 Australian Street Entertainment Championships

CLOWNS, musicians, comedians, magicians and dancers from around the world will showcase their skills at the Australian Street Entertainment Championships this Easter long weekend as part of the Surfers Paradise Festival.

Surfers Paradise will buzz with colour and activity as dozens of street entertainers vie for the crowd’s attention this weekend (Friday 18 – Monday 21 April) and the coveted title of ‘Australia’s Best Street Entertainer’.

Surfers Paradise Alliance CEO Mike Winlaw said the competitors and professionals showcasing their skills at this year’s Australian Street Entertainment Championships are all exceptionally talented performers.


“This weekend, visitors of all ages will be able to find an act that can take their breath away, have them laughing or leave them wondering just how they did it at the Australian Street Entertainment Championships, so we’re incredibly excited to see the crowds’ reactions,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to a bumper Easter weekend in Surfers Paradise, with the free event sure to offer plenty of outdoor entertainment throughout every corner of Surfers Paradise. It will be the perfect place for families to enjoy some quality time and be entertained this Easter long weekend.”

This year audiences will be captivated by international feature act, Clown Loto, as he showcases the acrobatic, miming and juggling skills that have graced stages in Japan, the United States, New Zealand and now Queensland.

Audiences will also have the opportunity to see two world class expert stunt motorcyclists risk their lives riding in ‘The Globe of Death’, which will be positioned in Cavill Mall with performances three times a day throughout the entire weekend.

Additional acts throughout the weekend will also include ballet on a unicycle, beat boxing, kung fu, fire and comedic motorcycle stunts with all performers stopping at nothing to draw smiles, laughs, gasps and applause from their audience.

The Australian Street Entertainment Championships run from Friday 18th April to Monday 21st April, with a ‘Buskoff’ on Easter Monday to announce the winners of this year’s annual competition. The Championship will conclude with the Grand Finale on Monday afternoon from 4 – 7pm showcasing the talents of the invited performers and the winner of the 2014 Australian Street Entertainment Championships.

Visitors can see the performances throughout the weekend at the Surfers Paradise Beach Volleyball Courts, Cavill Mall and Surfers Paradise Foreshore areas (opposite Soul and also adjacent to Lifeguard Tower 34).

For more information on the Surfers Paradise Festival, please visit surfersparadisefestival.com