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Sunday, August 13, 2017


Deadline: August 21, 2017, at 19h00

The Cape Town Buskers Festival will be returning to the V&A Waterfront and the call has gone out for street performing talents to audition to be on the bill.

Now in its fourth year, the Cape Town Fringe (CT Fringe) will take place across the Mother City from September 21 to October 8, 2017. A live multi-arts festival and an annual celebration of local and international creativity, the CT Fringe encourages experimentation, collaboration and innovation. In 2017 the CT Fringe will be extending its footprint into a Fringe Circuit, which will see the CT Fringe bring exciting work closer to many of the city’s neighbourhoods. The CT Fringe acknowledges the generous support of the City of Cape Town and Standard Bank.

Forming part of the annual Cape Town Fringe Festival, the Buskers Festival will bring international and local performers, singers, dancers, clowns, mimes, illusionists and more into the popular V&A Waterfront across four stages and over 80 performances for crowd-funded theatre at its best.

The Buskers Festival is calling for freelance performers who have an act of approximately 45-minutes that can be performed at least twice a day to apply. In keeping with busking traditions worldwide, the act should be self-contained with quick set up and strike times.

The Buskers Festival will provide marketing and promotion for the event as well as all staging and logistical elements, providing a nominal stipend and permit to perform at the V&A Waterfront.

The Festival is a “hatting” event, meaning that Buskers will encourage their audience to give them tips – all of which they keep.

How performers can get involved:

-Come along to one of the audition days at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on August 15, 17 or 19, 2017, anytime between 12 noon and 16h00, to give the panel a taste of what you can do.
-or buskers who can’t make those auditions can grab their phones and film a short video of their performance

Regardless of the method of audition, all entrants need to complete the application form at on August 21 before 17h00.

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