As the Bluesfest Busking Comp hits its 19th year, we see a new era of Bluesfest Busking emerge as we continue to transform and up the stakes of the competition for 2021. Bluesfest Busking Comp finalists will be given the chance to play what could quite possibly be the most important gig of their life on one of the BLUESFEST’S MAJOR STAGES. Playing in front of a global audience of punters and music industry alike looking for that new sound that has the potential to go the whole nine yards – and this could be you!!

The Bluesfest Busking Comp is the perfect platform for unsigned, original, Australian artists to showcase their talents to an untapped audience, an opportunity by providing a key stepping stone for your musical career development!

The Competition is held in and around Byron Bay in the week leading up to Bluesfest, igniting the Bluesfest buzz, the town comes to life with live performances from musicians travelling from all corners of the country for the chance to win this exclusive, sought after competition.

Countless prizes and opportunities will unveil themselves, including main stage performances at Bluesfest for the majority of finalists. Further to festival performances up for grabs Bluesfest Busking’s major sponsors deliver goodies, including recording time at ‘La Cueva Recording’ and ‘Rocking Horse Studios’ in Byron for the winners, paid gigs at Buskers by the LAKE, clothing vouchers, Bryon Music gift packs, plus loads more to be announced.

Grommet Event, Saturday 27th March (Byron Youth Centre)
Over 18’s Semi-finals, Sunday 28th & Monday 29th March 2021 (Beach Hotel, Byron Bay)
Bluesfest Busking Comp Finals, Wednesday 31st March 2021 (Beach Hotel, Byron Bay)