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Busking Competition

posted May 4, 2015, 4:19 PM by Ballina Salmon Festival   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 2:47 AM ]

Thursday to Saturday 
14th - 16th July

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Open to solo performers and bands/groups.

All buskers can perform anytime they wish from Thursday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm in town.

2-3pm any of the 3 days
badge/permit on display)

Top 3 acts to play on stage on Saturday @ 8.30pm (before Mardi Gras) in a final.

All entrants will be notified by text message on Saturday @ 4 PM if they are a finalist for the stage that night.

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.
If you find it closed, do stay tuned to the website and FB page for update of any entry cancellation which may open up a slot for you.

Entries are open until the last slot is filled


Buskers should pick up their entrants badge/permit from the Festival office.

Entry fee:
€10 for single
€20 for bands

- One prize only – winner takes all €750
  - Open to all ages and types of music

Not entering the competition, no problem
The festival is happy to welcome buskers who do not wish to enter the busking competition as we know and value the additional atmosphere that music will bring to the town.

All amplification will be checked for volume and if requested to lower your volume all entrants are required to do so - in the interests of all parties: general public, businesses, and the festival organisers.
Failure to comply with a request may result in disqualification from the competition.

Buskers not entering the competition are advised to use battery operated amplification if required.

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