Busking at The Briars


Variety show: Dancing and “flame trowing” are just some of the varied acts that will be performed alongside the more traditional forms of busking at next month’s Peninsula Buskers Festival. Picture: Yanni

MUSICIANS, comedians and circus performers will perform at The Briars historic property, Mt Martha at the end of March in the second annual Peninsula Buskers Festival.

“We had about 20,000 people come through last year over three days, probably around 40 performers, 25 food trucks, kids amusements and an outdoor cinema,” organiser Scott Hollow said. “This year we’re looking to have more than 100 performers, with those same outdoor cinemas and kids amusements.”

Hollow expects at least 25,000 people will come along to watch the shows.

“The Briars is really an untapped resource when it comes to events and we believe it’s definitely a place that should hold these kinds of festivals,” he said.

“It’s going to be great to get the word out there about what a beautiful place The Briars is. Having an event there also won’t disturb any of the locals in terms of sound, and the landscape is beautiful at night.

“Performers can come from anywhere. Last year we concentrated on Victorian and local, but this year we’ve had more people apply, including an international flame thrower.”

Entry to the festival is free. The Peninsula Busking Festival will take place at The Briars, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, midday-10 pm on Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April.

Full story in the March edition of Peninsula Essence magazine.

First published in the Western Port News – 6 March 2018


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