only three days to go and the world buskers festival 2009 will be here in Christchurch New Zealand yet again .. for something like 20 years our streets have been taken over every January with buskers from around the world.
Just planning my days now around whats happening and where.
on my must see list are Les Vitamines from Canada, the Aussie – Reuban Dot Dot Dot, and Slackwire Sam also from the USA; Swank theatre company from the UK
I feel sorry for the pair from Israel as I suspect they know they will be heckeled at sometime about their goverments actions in Gaza over recent times.
for other things to do in Christchurch/ New Zealand see some of my stories
for more I’ve written about the world Buskers festival click the link
And coming up in 2010 …………………………
This summer’s World Buskers Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand is now previewed online for people keen to get the most from the entertainment on Christchurch’s streets during the 11 day event.
The official 2010 World Buskers Festival website has been launched (www.worldbuskersfestival.com) with details of all the performers attending the festival, as well as a schedule of when and where around Christchurch they will be performing.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says the World Buskers Festival consistently tops the list of the city’s favourite events.
“Each year, the 10 day festival attracts 300,000 visitors to Christchurch, all keen to experience the daring and hilarious antics of our buskers. The Central City comes to a standstill during the street performances and evening events allow us to secure a seat right next to the action,” he says.
“With 44 acts, 450 live shows and 500 hours of world class entertainment this is a festival you’ve just got to experience,” says festival director Jodi Wright
“An exciting new music pitch has been added to the 2010 festival. Plus the circus, street and comedic talent we’ve assembled for this festival is truly world class. Check out the schedule so you don’t miss seeing any of them perform.”
In its 17th year the World Buskers Festival runs in Christchurch from 21 to 31 January 2010.
For more information go to www.worldbuskersfestival.com.