Australian National Busking Championships
The Australian National Busking Championships are to be held over two days in early November in Cooma.
The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, R & B, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Indigenous, Multicultural or Classical , the Australian National Busking Championship reflects the rich diversity of Australian music culture.
Ticket prices for most music festivals are expensive; in the ANBC all the street entertainment is provided free of charge. The audience can, of course, tip the busker but that is their choice. All this wonderful music is performed literally feet away from them.
Although there are buskers at many music festivals in Australia, busking is typically relegated to a fringe activity. However, in this festival the buskers take pride of place. This festival brings music back to the people, back to the streets.