The Australian National Busking Championship
A Unique Music Festival
There's growing movement in Australia's regional towns that is actively promoting busking for all the amazing benefits that street performance can bring to rural communities. The not-for-profit association that is on the leading edge of this movement is called the Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC).
First conceived in the little country town of Cooma, NSW the ANBC has 8 Regional Competitions planned in 2019:
> Stanthorpe Qld - 23rd March
> Ballarat Vic - 24th March
> Kilmore Vic - 13th April
> Narooma NSW - 25th May
> Noosa Qld - 8th - 9th June
> Peak Hill NSW - 14th September
> Gundagai - 26th October
> Cooma NSW - Regional & Grand Final - 16th November
and, many more regional towns are interested in coming on board.
The Australian National Busking Championships™ is a different sort of music festival for Australia. Music festivals in Australia have typically been based on a particular style of music, eg Tamworth Country Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival. 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 Championships™ 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.
The Rotary Club of Noosa Heads
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Noosa Heads .
A group of Men and Women of varied ages, giving their passion and time to a common goal - to run projects large and small to benefit our community, while at the same time enjoying the network that is Rotary.
Rotary membership draws heavily from people in business, offering an outlet away from work routines, with added benefits of networking opportunities. Other members are retired, who love the social nature of Rotary.
Managing the Noosa Busking Championship is one of many projects run by the Rotary Club of Noosa Heads. For more information or if you are interested in joining click rotarynoosaheads.org.au/index.php