It’s lucky thirteen for Buskfest


The streets of Banbridge will be bustling on Saturday June 25 when BuskFest returns for a fantastic thirteenth year, bigger and better than ever.

Over 100 acts have already signed up to battle it out to see who is crowned BuskFest champion 2016.

A great afternoon is guaranteed for all as performers of all ages and genres take to the streets of Banbridge Town Centre from 1pm – 4.30pm with free face painting and balloon modelling adding to the carnival atmosphere.

The entertainment continues at 4.30pm in Solitude Park with singer-song writers Matt McGinn and Barry Kerr keeping the musical vibe going before BBC Radio Ulster’s Ralph McLean announces the eagerly awaited winners of each category including overall winner, best individual, best band, best junior performer, best performance, sponsored by Banbridge Chamber of Commerce and the ‘Spirit of BuskFest’ prize, sponsored by The Outlet, Banbridge.

As well as receiving a whopping cash prize the overall winner will also land a prime slot at Sunflowerfest, which takes place at Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough from August 5-7, plus have the opportunity to record a live acoustic video produced by The Garage Project.

Food lovers will also be in for a tasty treat during BuskFest as Solitude Park dishes up an Artisan Food Market from 11am – 6pm. The ‘Celebrating Local’ market, in partnership with the Food Heartland and NI Year of Food and Drink, will showcase the best of the Borough’s local produce as well as some delicious delicacies from further afield.

Registration can be made online at until 2pm on Friday June 24, or in person on the day of the event at the Old Town Hall, Scarva Street, Banbridge from 9.30am – 11.30am.