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Australia's biggest busking festival, Buskers By The Creek has announced another 100 cracking performers to hit the shores of Currumbin Creek 14 and 15th October 2017.
Taking the roll call count to over 200 today are Byron Bay's busking legend, Juzzie Smith, popular multi-instrumentalist Tay Oskee, looping harpist ELSKA, the award-winning Lamplights' slide guitarist, Ash Perrow performing with friends as The Calling Brothers, talented Melbourne musician Joel James, 11-year-old crowd favourites, Valley Vibes and many many more.
Awarded Gold Coast and Queensland Event of the Year in just its second outing, Buskers By The Creek is a major local event making its mark on the national calendar attracting 24,000 people with stunts like Australia's first floating half-pipe and 300 weird, wacky and down right amazing entertainers.
"I started Buskers by the Creek four years ago to provide a grass-roots platform for the community to enjoy and appreciate all the different kinds of incredible talent that is out there, from musicians to sword-swallowers and living mermaids," said festival founder and director, Cindy Jensen.
"We keep entry free to shine a positive light on the true art of busking, where the performances are totally engaging because the people vote with their feet and gold coins.
"These one hundred artists today are going to blow your expectations out of the water!"
Artists already announced for this year include some of the region's most promising musicians including James Bennett, Van Larkins, Phil Barlow and Canadian folk rocker, Tennyson King, with the weird and wacky yet to be announced.
Returning for its fourth year this October, Buskers by the Creek is a free, family-friendly weekend changing the way we look at community events, "This community spirited festival is a great success story for the Gold Coast," said Councillor for Southern Gold Coast, Gail O'Neill.
Buskers By The Creek 2017 is proudly supported by the Gold Coast City Council and Connecting Southern Gold Coast and sponsored by Nightquarter, Gold Coast Graphic Design, Stick It Signs and Gold Coast Barges.
FULL SECOND LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Captain Tricko & his LOW RENT ORCHESTRA
Dreams of Indigo
JG & Moriarty
Johnny Devilseed & Old Man Rubes
Neta and Liv
Rachel By The Stream
Stanley Dance and Mime Artist
The Calling Brothers
The Presidential Blues Band
The Wayward Suns
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