2018 Bluesfest Busking Comp


The 15th Annual Bluesfest Busking Comp is about to kick off in Byron Bay for yet another full week of emerging talent as we lead into Bluesfest. This initiative has been instilled as a key part of the Annual Bluesfest history and has such a strong growing force behind it. This is the perfect opportunity to kick start your 2018 Bluesfest experience with a hive of excitement and an eclectic mix of rising musos offering their best with a wealth of FREE Entertainment.

It all starts on Saturday the 24th March at 9am for one huge day of entertainment at the Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) with the Annual Grommet Bluesfest Busking Comp. You will see 24 artists take to the stage so head along and support the youth of today for this full and fabulous day with the Grommets. This is a competition and 3 artists will be chosen by an industry panel of judges to play the Beach Hotel for the Finals Day Event kicking off at 12pm Good Friday.

The next chapter in this event will see the Open Semi-finalists take to the stage at the Byron Bay Brewery over the Tuesday and Wednesday evening the 27th and 28th March commencing at 5pm daily. Each evening will see 20 artists putting themselves before the judges for the chance to progress into the finals. A place in the finals will guarantee them a stage slot on the Delta Stage for the 2018 Bluesfest event – a true dream come true for 6 artists.

We then welcome you to join the absolute buzz that is a packed day at the Beach Hotel for the finals day on Easter Friday, the combined Grommet and Open Finalists hitting the stage from 12pm. It’s an event not to be missed and we look forward to seeing a record crowd at each and every event supporting emerging artists in their prime.