One event coming up soon in Christchurch, which is one that cannot be missed is the World Buskers Festival. The 2009 Eureka Trust World Buskers Festival has a range of awesome performers such as circus, street and comedians People come all over from as far away as Argentina, Israel, the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia and New Zealand to both watch, participate and perform.
This is what one of the Press Releases I have read say about it:
“From jugglers and contortionists to unicycles, clowns, musicians, aerialists, living statues, sideshow artists and acrobatics, the 2009 Eureka Trust WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL presents the ‘real deal’ when it comes to street theatre. Be it Canadian acrobatic duo LES VITAMINES; the RUSSIAN BAR TRIO; podiatric sandwich maker ROB WILLIAMS; funny freak SAM WILLS; clowns FRASER HOOPER and clown LOTO; NINO RETRETE; Australia’s MR FISH; SPACE COWBOY; DAREDEVIL CHICKEN CLUB; REUBEN DOTDOTDOT; pint sized contortionist BENDY EM; the world’s smallest banjo circus orchestra CLOGHOPPERS; stuntman extraordinaire SLACKWIRE SAM; Guinness World Record Holder YO YO GUY; Israeli aerialists CIRQUE NO PROBLEM; vaudevillians THE PITTS; SWANK; RUBBERBAND BOY; MULLETMAN; New Zealand’s FUSE Circus; CANDY D’LITE; MR BIRDBRAIN; OLLI, DOLLY & LIGHTENING LOU; magnificent acrobatic talent HEIR OF INSANITY; THE GARGOYLE; roving operatic duo THE PRIVY COUNCIL; Canadian improviser extraordinaire DEREK FLORES; aerialists SKYE BROBERG and JULIE LAVERGNE and MISS SATURN’S HULA HOOP FEDERATION from the USA – the 2009 WBF is absolutely jam-packed with ten days and eleven nights of fun, frivolity, non-stop fun and rather groovy moves from our festival dancers.”
This year the festival will be held from Thursday 22nd January 2009 to Sunday 1st February 2009 and held in Victoria Square. There are also going to be daily street shows in Cathedral Square, Botanic Gardens and some around some of the Malls in the city.
The Eureka Trust World Buskers Festival is one of the largest and best festivals of its type in the world. Each year the festival brings an atmosphere of fun and excitement to the city. Last year was my first festival and it was just a great event. One of the things that I truly enjoyed was how full and vibrant energy the city had while the festival was on. The influx of people was amazing and Christchurch was buzzing. If you’re in and around Christchurch from January 22nd to February 1st be sure to stop in and have a look at some of the events.
To view the Official Buskers Festival Website Click Here