This weekend, 20,000 people will flock to Currumbin Creek to watch almost 300 artists perform across 13 stages at Buskers By The Creek. Festival Director Cindy Jensen creates and runs the family-friendly festival for no profit, with the aim of giving local and national up-and-coming musicians a voice.
The event will be taking place from 15 – 16 October, and it’s a festival well worth attending. Here’s our top seven reasons why:
- World-renowned contortionists, jugglers and fire performers.
Heaps of street artists are going to be at the event, including renowned Byron Bay busker Juzzie Smith, human ragdoll Ruby Rubberlegs, and the jaw-dropping antics of The Pitts Family Circus, with their sword-swallowing children, balancing baby and more!
- BMX tricks galore on Australia’s first ever floating half-pipe.
Champion BMX rider Chris James and team will be wowing the crowd this year with flips and tricks galore, surrounded by flames in the Currumbin Creek!
A skydiving stunt that’s only ever been attempted once before will be taking place at the event – landing on the back of a moving jet ski.
- A smorgasbord of musical acts.
Nearly 300 acts will be performing across 13 stages at Buskers by the Creek this year. Included on the list is 12 times Golder Guitar-winner and multi ARIA Award-nominee Adam Brand.
- Supporting local musicians.
Where’s all the local talent at this year? Buskers By The Creek! A heap of local musicians will be playing the festival, including The Lyrical, Phoebe Sinclair, Electrik Lemonade, The Wayward Suns, Shukura Chapman, plus loads more!
- The event’s first ever international artist.
Japanese loop pedal performer, Kenta Hayashi will be playing the festival. Hayashi will be performing at the festival as part of his Australian tour.
- It’s free baby!
Buskers by the Creek is a free festival, so you can check out all the amazing performers listed above, plus more, for absolutely free!
Feature image: Buskers By The Creek performer Melon the Human by Andrew Radford Photography