Busking Day

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Ferrara, Italy, hosts a gathering of buskers each August, with hundreds of thousands of attendees. Coffs Harbour, Australia, is home to one of Australia's largest busking celebrations each year in early October. New Zealand holds its World Busker Festival in Hadley Park, Christchurch at the beginning of the year. Ireland's all Ireland busking festival has been held in Newcastle in August of each year since 2001. In Wymondham, Norfolk, UK, a busking day is part of the annual music festival. Singapore has had an annual buskers' festival since 1996. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada holds its annual International Busker Festival every August.

In 2010, PRS for Music called on a national busking day in the UK as well as the creation of 'busk stops' to act as a designated area where buskers can play in every town across the country.[1] The campaign is currently being supported by the member of parliament Kevin Brennan, who raised the idea as an early day motion.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2010/07/07/focus-on-artists-whose-stage-is-a-street-91466-26800548/
  2. ^ http://www.edms.org.uk/edms/2010-2011/314.htm

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