Calling all buskers for Buskfactor Galway

GALWAY’S FIRST busking competition, Buskfactor Galway, is taking place every Tuesday in The Blue Note at 9pm and jugglers, performance artists, comedians, musicians, magicians, dancers, and actors are sought to take part.

Each night, five contestants have 10 minutes to wow the audience and panel of three judges. Audience members will receive five Buckfast dollars with every purchase of a Buckfast cocktail. At the end of the final performance, they can place the dollars into the hat of their favourite act(s ). This will account for 50 per cent of the vote with the judges’ vote accounting for the rest.

Each contestant will receive two vouchers for Buckfast cocktails. The weekly winners will get a bottle of Buckfast and the coinage from audience donations on the night. The grand final will be on Tuesday March 3. The overall winner will receive a day’s filming and a day’s editing to create a promotional video for his/her act with Galway production company Bulabosca.

Those interested in taking part can email [email protected]. See also


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