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Busking Festival

Toowoomba Busking Festival is a unique opportunity for every musician to share their talent with the world. Whether you’re a seasoned busker or a newcomer, this event is for you.

It’s not only a chance to share your talent, but it could be the big break you’ve been waiting for.

With over $2500 in cash prizes, endless networking opportunities and an entire city as your audience what other reason do you need to apply for the Toowoomba Busking Festival!

Prizes include

  • Cash prizes for top three buskers
  • People’s choice award
  • Draw Prizes 
  • Networking Opportunities

How Does it Work?

Between 8am and 2pm buskers will be given between 2-4 performance slots at designated locations in the CBD of Toowoomba. Each set will be 25min long with a 5 minute strike/set up window. This preliminary round will be old-school busking; just you, your instruments and the city around you.

During the preliminary round, judges will be watching the performances and picking the top buskers for the finals. These finals will take place on the main stage of the Streets and Lanes Festival where finalists will get a shot to sway the judges and take home the grand prize.

But this busking festival isn’t just about finding the best busker. During the event, there will also be a people’s choice award as voted by friends, family, and the random people that dig your music as they walk by. So even if you don’t make it to the finals, there is a good chance you could still walk away with some great prizes!


Who Can Enter?

This event is open to anyone that complies with Toowoomba busking regulations . If you are a solo artist, duo or a small group that doesn’t require amplification and you are keen to bring your music to the streets, than this event is for you!

Brief summary of Toowoomba busking regulations: – Maintain 1.8 meters of walkway – Your performance must keep in harmony of the area – No amplification – No music stands
– No power supplied

Note: A Toowoomba busking permit is not required.


How Do I Apply?

There are a limited number of spots so be sure to apply ASAP! Once we have received your application, we will be in touch via email to let you know if your application has been successful.

There will be a small application fee of $10. For more info head here.

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