Thursday - Saturday 14th - 16th July
10:00 a.m. -
Open to solo performers and bands/groups.The Ballina Salmon Festival will again host a busking competition in 2016 again. The format will change slightly from 2015.
All buskers can perform anytime they wish from Thursday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm in town.
Judging will take place each day from 2-3pm and buskers
must be playing for this hour at least on any single day to be judged
for the final. Entrants should have their badge/permit on display during this time or they will not be judged as part of the competition.
A final will be held on stage on Saturday @ 9pm with the winner being selected at 10pm just before the start of Mardi Gras. All entrants will be notified by text message on Saturday @ 4 PM if they are a finalist for the stage that night.
Buskers are completely free to collect money donated by passers-by when busking, this is something core to busking which the festival organisers are not restricting.
All entries are through the form online on the website, see below.
The maximum number of entrants is 40 and the application form below will close automatically once this number is reached.
Buskers should pick up their entrants badge/permit from the Festival office.
€10 for single
€20 for bands
Not entering the competition, no problem
Buskers not entering the competition are advised to use battery operated amplification if required.
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