Welcome to Buskfest
WELCOME to BuskFest 2016!
BuskFest is an international busking festival which takes place in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. The event, which is now in its 13th year, attracts 6000+ people from across the globe to Banbridge Town Centre. This year's BuskFest will take place on Saturday 25 June 2016.
The Competition, which has a prize pot of £3000, runs from 1pm - 4.30pm and will culminate in an awards ceremony hosted by BBC Radio Ulster's Ralph McLean in Solitude Park from 4.30pm - 6pm.
The competition offers a number of categories, including overall winner, best individual, best band, best junior, best performance which is sponsored by Banbridge Chamber of Commerce and the 'Spirit of BuskFest' prize, sponsored by The Outlet, Banbridge. As well as a superb cash prize, the overall winner will also land a prime spot on the line-up at Sunflowerfest which takes place at Tubby's Farm, Hillsborough, Co. Down from 5-7 August 2016, as well as a live acoustic video recording courtesy of The Garage Project.
In addition to the musical merriment in the town centre an Artisan Food Market, celebrating NI's Year of Food & Drink will offer up the best of the Borough's local produce as well as tasty treats from further afield in Solitude Park from 11am - 6pm.
2016 BuskFest winners were:
Overall Winner - Matty Rea
Best Band - Cutting It Fine
Best Individual - Yahor Isachenka
Best Junior - Encore
Best Performance - Belfast Ukulele Jam (Sponsored by Banbridge Chamber of Commerce)
Spirit of BuskFest - Quartz (Sponsored by The Outlet)