The Borderland Busking Comp is new for the 2017 Festival to coincide with the introduction of the FringeWorld precinct in the Festival. The competition is the perfect platform for unsigned artists to showcase their talents to a national audience.

This competition is designed specifically to give unsigned artists a great opportunity by providing a key stepping stone for their career development! The prizes available include a stage position at National Folk Festival and a programmed gig at the Smith’s Alternative Anti-Folk Festival for the winner.

The heats for the Borderland Busking Comp are held prior to the commencement of the National Folk Festival at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop in Canberra. The finalists are then showcased in a Final to be held on Saturday 15 April at the National Folk Festival.

Heats are open to the public. Entrants are encouraged to bring along friends and family. Entry is free.

For more information about entering and prizes please click here.

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