Freeze Ya Bits Off Busking

By: Gore District Council
30-May-2019, 12:00 PM To
01-Jun-2019, 4:00 PM
Gore CBD, finals on Medway Street TBC

Event Details

Buskers take to the streets of Gore whatever the weather from Thursday through to Saturday of Queen's Birthday weekend. The very best will make it to the finals. The finals will be on the street again this year, with a BBQ, and mulled wine all part of the fun.

With a total prize pool of more than $3000 and two prizes of $1000 cash, it's well worth freezing your bits off and entering this event! 

Entries are now open. Just click on the 'book online' button above or head to the Gore Visitor Centre.

For more information about the schools competition please contact mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz.

Busking Auditions

Where: Main Street and Irk Street, Gore


Schools competition (primary and intermediate) Thursday 30 May, 12.00pm to 1.00pm. 

All other categories Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June, 11.00am to 1.00pm

Finals and street party

Where: Medway Street, between the Thomas Green and Howl at the Moon

When: Saturday 1 June, 2.30pm (following the truck parade)

Entry FREE

BBQ, mulled wine, oysters available for purchase


Entry fees

Please note: Buskers must bring all equipment required for their performance. If amplification is required, please bring a battery-powered amp. 

Open group* $30, open individual $15

U14 group $10, U14 individual $5

Non-music category - $10

* Please note: a group means two or more performers



School winner - $400

Open group winner - $1000

Open group runner up - $250

Open individual winner - $1000

Open individual Runner up - $250

U14 individual - $100

U14 group - $100

Non music category - $100

Peter Reid encouragement Award - $50

People’s Choice Award - $100