Australian Celtic Festival - Busking Application 2020
Busking applications will not be guaranteed after the 17th of April. Applications after this date will be processed depending on space availability and you will be contacted if your application can be accepted or not.
This year the Australian Celtic Festival will be awarding prizes for the best busker and runner up.
First Prize $200
Runner Up $100
The first prize winner and runner up will be able to perform at the Festival Site in the Ruby Marquee on the Saturday afternoon.
What is busking
A busker is an entertainer who provides impromptu performances for the public by playing a musical instrument, dancing and/or singing in public places.
Buskers may receive a monetary appreciation from the audience for their performance but may not solicit funds in a way which is likely to cause any discomfort to individuals.
All performances must be live.
• In order to register for a busking permit, you must fit the description above.
• If you do not fit this description you will not be eligible for a busking permit.
• All buskers must perform live music.
• Any pre-recorded music used to accompany a live performance can only be played while a busker is performing.
• The activity shall not cause offensive noise as defined in the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997.
• No fire, no lighted instrument or similar products are to be used in any performance.
• Under 16 artists will need to be accompanied by an adult
• ALL buskers will have to have a permit issued by the Glen Innes Severn Council.
• Busking permits are to be displayed during busking performances.
• The winner will be required to perform on the Ruby Stage at the Festival Site on Saturday 4:05pm to 4:30pm.
• The runner up will be required to perform on the Ruby Stage at the Festival Site on Saturday 3:35pm to 3:55pm.
Prior to commencing busking at the event buskers will take part in a Safety Assessment. These assessments are conducted by an authorised person of Glen Innes Severn Council or event organiser.
The assessment will include: checks of equipment – ie. Not to use dangerous implements or materials as a part of their performance. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the activity shall be carried out to not endanger or do anything which is likely to endanger the public. Buskers must follow all reasonable safety precautions including directions given by authorised personnel of Council or ACF Committee member.
There is no requirement for a person engaged in busking in the defined areas to hold a public liability policy as the Glen Innes Severn Council will cover this aspect.
Please provide all details as requested below
Enter in the name of the person or names of the people or the name of the group wanting to busk
Must be an Australian Address
Contact phone number/s
Single email address or if more than one they must be separated by a comma. It must be in the correct format to be able to be sent through the email system
Description Of Act
Include what you will be doing and the style of music
Would you like to be added to Glen Innes Severn Council's busking database to be contacted via email of upcoming busking opportunities?
When Will You Perform
To assist with insurance requirements, please advise bellow the days and times that you will be busking. If you need to vary these advise the Festival Office on 02 6730 2404 or by email on
. Ideally advise us before you scheduled start time but if this is not possible, then advise us as soon as you can.
Indicate how you would like to receive the permit. You may collect it from the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre or it can be posted to you in the mail.
Is the person or the youngest person in the group under 16 years of age?
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