Buskers take to the streets for New Zealand’s coolest busking competition, lured by two $1,300 prizes and a total prize pool of more than $5,000.

Strolling the streets to soak up the buskers’ home-grown talents is as entertaining as entering the competition yourself. The event kicks off with a schools’ busking competition on Thursday, before buskers of any age strut their stuff in the town centre on Friday and Saturday. It’s all part of the `street party’ atmosphere.

If you’ve frozen ya’ bits off on the streets of Gore then come thaw ya’ bits out watching the top acts perform at a Finals event on Saturday afternoon. Prize winners are announced and you get to enjoy the warmth of the open fire and some hearty southern food.


AUDITIONS on Irk Street and Main Street, Gore

FINALS PARTY, The Thomas Green, Medway Street, Gore


Thursday 2 June 2022, 12 noon - 1.00pm School Competition

Friday 3 June 2022, 11.00am - 1.00pm Auditions

Saturday 4 June 2022, 11.00am - 1.00pm Auditions

Saturday 4 June 2022, 2.30pm Finals Party


Cost: Free (for audience)  


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