Blues Fest Busking Comp


The Bluesfest Busking Comp is the perfect platform for unsigned artists to showcase their talents to a previously untapped national audience. The Comp is held in and around Byron Bay in the weeks leading up to Bluesfest instigating the Bluesfest buzz with live performances from musicians travelling from around the country for the chance to take out the prize.

This exclusive, sought after competition is designed specifically to give unsigned artists an opportunity, providing a key stepping stone for their career development! There are countless prizes available including a stage position at Bluesfest for the open winner. The Busking vibes and opportunities continue with the funky Bluesfest Busking stage and roving buskers throughout the festival providing a wealth of talent. Further to festival performance opportunities, prizes include such prospects as recording time at Studio 301 in Byron for the winners plus much more.

The heats for the Busking Comp are held prior to the commencement of the Bluesfest at the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay for the Open event and the Byron YAC for the Grommets (under 18’s). The finalists are then showcased throughout the day at the Beach Hotel on Good Friday with performances on show for a chance to take the winning positions. All finalists and a handful of runners up will have the opportunity of playing at the Busking Stage at the festival with chances available for roving buskers within the festival.

The 2016 over 18’s Blues Fest Busking Comp will take place at The Beach Hotel on March 22 & 23 from 3pm. Finals will be held on Good Friday (March 25) from midday.

For the under18’s, the comp will be held on March 19 & 20 from 11am at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm.

For your chance to play, apply at