What you can expect…

The all-Ireland Busking Festival is a free one day family friendly festival taking place Sunday 22nd July 2018. The very best and most talented musicians that Ireland has to offer will rendezvous and transform the banks of the Grand Canal into a playground for some of the Ireland’s most talented street performers. The festival takes place from 12noon – 8pm.

Our street food trucks, pop-up stalls and a handful of crafters will setup along the canal banks. There will will be face painting and other activities to keep the little ones occupied. Local bars are also getting involved opening their doors for plenty of refreshments.

 

 

Where is it happening…

From Leeson Street Bridge to Baggot Street Bridge, “Pitch Stops” will be dotted along the canal bank where buskers will entertain and inspire. Both sides of the canal will host the performers and street food trucks. Ample seating will be provided along the canal to rest and sample the sights and sounds. We will be posting the performance schedule here quite soon to make sure you don’t miss your favorite acts.

 

 

 

How much does it cost…

Busking is one of the most honest forms of entertainment which allows you to watch the shows and then decide how much to pay for that entertainment.

Whilst the festival is a free event, buskers earn their living by ‘passing the hat’ so if you enjoy their music, please show them your appreciation when the hat is passed to you. The amount is really up  to you but please do try and be generous if you like what they do. Your generosity is appreciated by the performers

So empty your piggy bank, pockets and swear jar for a handful of loose change. The Grand Canal will be transformed into a playground for some of the world’s most talented buskers. Come experience a world of madness and mayhem at the 2018 All Ireland Busking Festival.

 

 

How to get involved…

 

Upload a photo or video of your performance to our Facebook page  with the hashtag #allirelandbuskingfest  and we will get in touch with you about offering you a chance to perform on the day.

* Each invited busker will be offered an exclusive location to preform throughout the day. Food and refreshments provided by the Irish Village Markets team throughout the day.

Full details, festival map and schedule to follow………