Busking Information


Every year at Queen’s Birthday weekend, buskers take to the streets of Gore for literally the coolest busking competition in New Zealand.

Freeze Ya Bits Off is one of the key events of Tussock Country, the New Zealand Country Music Festival.

The event is proudly sponsored by the Mataura Licensing Trust and the Gore District Council and held over three days, Thursday to Saturday, with auditions and a grand finale street party.

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