Lakeside Festival hosts Australia's weirdest and wackiest buskers for annual event
  • Monday 11 October 2021

Over 300 of South East Queensland's most talented performers are gearing up to take centerstage at the seventh annual, multi-award winning Buskers By The Lake.

Hitting Kawana's Sportsmans Parade on the October long weekend,Buskers by the Lake is a multi-day, multi-event festival with a highly curated must-see line-up of out-of-this-world entertainers and performers.Dancing dogs, acrobaticarchers and wheel-of-fire daredevils are just a taste of the artistswho will join spirited crowds atthe festival'spicturesque lakeside location.

Set to be a fun-filled, family day out jam-packed with music, artists and creative activities, festival-goers will also have the opportunity to directly support the festival's incrediblebuskers. As they wind their way along the glisteningLakeKawana, fans can support their favourite acts by distributing tip tokens and their spare cash stash. Festival Organisers have worked hard to keep ticket prices low to encourage tipping and each ticket includes tip tokens to kick things off. Every cent from cash tips and tip tokens will go directly to each artists.

“Buskers by the Lake is about showcasing the hidden talents of the busking community and this years’ event will not disappoint,” saysfestival organiser,Cindy Jensen.“From the master of levitationGolden Boy and the amazing musical talents of pitch-perfect musician, William Martinelli, to the skateboarding daredevils tearing up the floating half-pipe and the juggling finesse of Melon the Human, there are so many talented gems to unearth.”

Other event highlights include rola bola hand balancing and Chinese pole acrobatics from CyriousAcro andunicycling goldfish balancing from The Amazing Mr Fish.High energy world fusion dance band, Nizami will officially open the main festival on Saturday at the Peace Out stage, bringing their upbeat marimba rhythms. Buskers by the Lake is the perfect family-day-out asSportsmans Parade hosts a specially curated and totally fun area ofKidsCreative Arts. Let the little ones get creativeas they enjoyface painting, hula-hooping, tie-dye KidzArT workshopstaught by other children agedfive to ten.

Exploring this jam-packed festival is sure to be hungry and thirsty work. Buskers by the Lake haseveryone covered with theHeartlands and Bohemian Bars as well as a roster ofdelicious festival eats on offer.

If that's not enough, music lovers can catchthe prestigious Battle of the Buskers, previously won by Aussie fave Tones and I,on Friday 29 OctoberatEleven Dive Bar.Watch as South East Queensland'stop singer-songwriters go head to headto win a suite of coveted prizes. Those seeking a little more fun after dark can stick around for the 18+Sundowner Celebration, when the Heartlands bar transforms into a party paradise. Finally,theHalloween inspired freak show, Deja Voodoohosted by celebrity sideshow performer Space Cowboy, will be taking over Venue 114.Halloween lovers can jump aboard the voodoo train with the fifty-five timeGuinness World Record holder as he presents his devilish cast in a Halloween Shock Show at Venue 114.

There's something for everyone at Buskers by the Lake, so secure those tickets today.

Check out the full three-day program HERE.