Buskers and Street Performers Festival

Monday 12th June – Wednesday 14th June

July 2008 saw the first ever Buskers & Street Performers Festival, which took place throughout the streets of Cambridge for 3 days.  Cambridge City Council then went on to run another 4 festivals which have increased in popularity and become a highlight of the Cambridge calendar.

Cambuskers Community Group will bring a diverse range of music, street theatre and dance to the streets of Cambridge, with performers from all over the region and beyond taking part.

The festival took place in August last year, but is now back to June dates again, (12th – 14th). Also Cambuskers are working with the ‘Town and Country Show’ to bring you some truly fabulous entertainment on Parkers Piece.

This free 3-day event will begin at 11am through to 4pm in the city centre streets (later at certain venues) and creates a wonderful ambience in the city.

Come along and see some of Cambridge’s regular buskers, but also some great performers trying busking for the first time and it’s a great opportunity for young up and coming performers to showcase their act where the street is the stage! With such a varied programme of entertainment throughout the festival there will be something to suit every taste.

There will be music at the Earl of Beaconsfield in Mill Road and the Six Bells, Covent Garden and musical workshops in Millers Music Centre during the festival! This year will feature 4 workshops at Millers, so the 7th festival really will be one to remember!

The aim of the Cambuskers Community Group is to celebrate and embrace all the talent and culture we have in the city and to highlight the ‘Street Performers Code of Practice’ throughout the festival. This code of conduct aims to ensure that businesses, residents & visitors can enjoy a time honoured tradition which goes back to medieval times, when wandering minstrels and bards travelled from place to place and acted not only as entertainers, but also as news reporters and message bearers.

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