International Busking Day Comes to Coventry


International Busking Day will be on Coventry’s streets on Saturday 20th July as part of the annual, global celebration of street performance and busking.

Performers from around the world take part wherever they are and join the party on social media as people share pictures and messages from over 50 countries.

The team at International Busking Day are looking for performers to be part of the Coventry’s International Busking Day celebration on Saturday 20 July. “You might be a regular busker or you might not have busked before and want to give it a go – we want to hear from you! Specially selected Coventry city locations will host busking pitches and performers can showcase their talents for audience donations. You don’t even have to own an amp as one of our International Busking Day partners, Roland, will supply each location with a quintessential busking amp – Roland Cube Street Ex. All performers selected to take part will receive a £50 contribution to their hat to start them off.”

Coventry’s International Busking Day 2019 event is open to solo performers aged 14yrs and over, whatever musical style, from classical to country, folk to pop and everything in between.

Organisers of the event state “This is an opportunity to showcase your music talent with a real busking vibe. No stage or fancy equipment – just you and your music. All artists need to make sure they’re completely portable and can perform in a stripped back, lo-fi fashion.

“Artists selected to take part in the event will get the chance to perform at specially chosen city locations. Each pitch will have support from one of our International Busking Day Event Managers and will be equipped with a Roland Cube Street Ex battery-powered amp and a mic and mic stand. Artists will need to supply their own instrument and any leads.”

In Coventry International Busking Days is part of City of Culture’s Music Month with many other music events around the city.

Could this be the start of Coventry having its own Edinburgh style festival in the city centre?


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