Belfast streets are full of skilled musicians from all walks of life. To celebrate, we’re inviting musicians and bands from all disciplines to take part in a The Great Belfast Busk Off – a competition which will run live across the city in just one afternoon.
Date: Saturday 18 August
Performing time: 45 minutes between 1pm and 5pm plus a three song audition for the judges.
Judges: Northern Irish music industry experts. There will also be a people’s choice award.
1st Prize - Recording time in Half Bap Studios and run of 100 CDs
2nd Prize - £200 Dawson voucher
3rd Prize - £100 Matchetts voucher
All participating bands will be invited to an exclusive gig hosted with Help Musicians NI in a secret location that evening to celebrate!
- All acts must be over 16 years old (Parental Consent Form must be completed if entrant is aged under 16yrs)
- Any music discipline may apply
- Amp speaker volume will be restricted
- Registration is £5 which is refundable on the day
- Entries close Monday 1 August at 6pm
- Only battery powered amps are allowed at a limited volume
In partnership with Belfast City Council, Belfast One, Destination CQ Bid & Help Musicians NI.
Register online or in person at Dawson’s Music on Royal Avenue or Matchett’s Music on Wellington Place