Be Part of the Great Belfast Busk Off

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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.

Prizes

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!

Entry regulations

  • 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

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