Started in 2008 by Heather Bevan-Hunt, and almost doubling in size since then, it aims to showcase the diversity of music, street theatre, dance and all other performance arts being nurtured in our creative city.
As well as performances on Christ’s Pieces and throughout the streets of Cambridge there will be workshops at Miller’s Music and live music at the Earl of Beaconsfield, Mill Road.
Past performers have included belly dancers, jugglers, magicians, African dancers and musicians of all kinds, including last year’s joint public favourites Fred’s House and duo Ain’t Misbehavin’. And because no-one busks for more than an hour in one spot, variety is pretty much a given.
Heather, festival director, says: “It’s a great opportunity for young up-and-coming performers to showcase their act where the street is the stage. With such a varied programme of entertainment throughout the festival there will be something to suit every taste.”
Free to attend, the Cambridge Buskers Festival will begin at 10am, running until 4pm in the city centre streets (later at certain venues).