Busker Opportunities

E17 Village Market 

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 10:30 - 15:30 (peak time from midday) Performance slots 2 hours minimum

Location: 18A Orford Road, E17 9LA

The focus is fun, upbeat and family friendly. Solos, duos and groups can apply. All music genres welcome. Mains power available. 

No fee, but performers can collect tips and sell CDs and merch. Food and drink will be provided. 

To apply send video links and any relevant info to e17villagemarket@gmail.com (Performers must have Public Liability Insurance) 

 


Network Rail circuit 

Network Rail station busking pitch


Perform Live at Lord's

Lord's Cricket Ground is inviting performers aged 25 and under to apply for the their 2017 live performance programme. Any group or individual can audition.

Full details can be found here:

Application deadline is Tuesday 28 February. Auditions will be held on 24 and 25 March, by invitation only.

 


Eat and Drink Festival at Ideal Home Show 

Date: 24 March - 9 April 

Location: Olympia London

Time: Whole or half days (11am-2.30pm or 2.30pm-5.45pm for half days or 11am-5.45pm for whole day)

The brand new food show is set to have a real street food feel and we are looking for performers (solos, duos or groups) to help make the atmosphere amazing. In return for free performances throughout the day, as well as offering you the chance to showcase your talents, we advertise you on our website (70,00 hits a day) and social media, on show information boards and give you access to up to 250,00 visitors. You would busk at The Great Eat area of the show, a large designated seating area.

Please note this opportunity does not have an assigned fee however performers will be free to collect money from visitors and distribute marketing material/sell CDs during your designated times.

If you are there for the whole day you would receive a £10 lunch voucher and would have scheduled breaks.

The deadline for application is Tuesday 21 February. For further information, please contact Becky Shields Becky@quantummedialtd.com

 


North End Road Market Fest 

Date:  Saturday 29 April 2017

Time: 11am - 4pm

Location: Various locations up and down the North End Road Fulham (between Dawes and Lillie Road junctions) London SW6 

Type of act: Soloists, duos or small groups playing upbeat rock, pop, jazz or reggae type music (self contained if possible although there will be limited access to PA and mics).

After the success of the last event in December 2016 which attracted over 17,000 people, The North End Road Action Group are delighted to announce another traffic free extended market on the North End Road in Fulham, London SW6.  Buskers are invited to be part of this bustling event where they are welcome to collect money from the public and sell CDs/merchandise.

Please contact SJ at sarahjanej@mac.com if interested.

 


Mayhew Animal Home's Street Party 

A busy fundraising event raising money for animals in their care. 

Date: Sunday 21 May 

Time: 11:00 - 16:30 (slot times approx 1 hour) 

Location: Kensal Green, NW10 6BJ

Type of artist: solos, duos and groups welcome of any genre. Upbeat tunes perferred! 

Fee: £100 and performers can sell CDs and merch. They cannot accept tips. 

Mains power available. Marquee on hand in case of bad weather... 

Submit your videos and any relevant info to issy@mayhewanimalhome.org by March 31. Performers must be over 18 and hold Public Liability Insurance (PLI) 

 


Royal Arsenal Farmers' Market

On the SECOND & LAST Saturdays of every Month a Farmers’ market is held from 10am – 3pm in Royal Arsenal throughout the year.

The market is held inside a space called BUILDING 10, a large concerted military canon carriage factory. It is a popular market with several hundred people attending every time and has great acoustics for a live performance!

As with the past year, we are looking mainly for solo / duo music performers to attend the market and perform live. It was a great success in 2016 so would like to continue into 2017.

The performers are asked to play for 1 hour total, 11:30am – 12:00pm, then 1:00pm to 1:30pm with lunch provided in between.  We are particularly looking for LOCAL musicians.

There is access to a small PA with mic, however we do prefer acoustic performances as much as possible.

There is a small fee offered to performers as well as a tasty meal from the market! We do also permit performers to sell CDs.

If you are interested please contact Peggy on:   Rare.Information@berkeleygroup.co.uk

Address:  Building 10, Major Draper Street, Royal Arsenal, Greenwich, London SE19 6GD

FACEBOOK:   https://en-gb.facebook.com/RAFarmersMkt/

TWITTER:   https://twitter.com/RAFarmersMkt

WEBSITE:   http://www.rare.london/farmers-market-event

EMAIL:    Rare.Information@berkeleygroup.co.uk

 


Wendell Park Farmers' Market

www.facebook.com/wendellparkmkt/

Every Sunday: The market is on Sundays between 10am - 3pm. (approx 2.5 hours performance during those times.)
Location: Wendell Park Farmers' Market, Cobbold Road, London W12

The market is looking for soloists, duos or small groups. There is a small fee and performers can collect money and sell CDs. 

If you are interested please contact Francesca with a link to your act - francesca@weareccfm.com

 


Drink like Drake series Golden Hinde II

www.goldenhinde.com

Thursday and Friday night 6 -10pm

An opportunity to play onboard the beautiful world renowned Golden Hinde ship, located by London Bridge. 

Looking for soloists, duos or small bands. Performers can collect money and sell merch. Refreshments will be provided. 

If you are interested please contact David with a link to your act - david@goldenhinde.com 

 


Guitarist required for wedding

We are looking for an 'acoustic' guitarist (stripped back "live lounge" type music) for a wedding.

Date: Saturday 24 June 2017
Time: 3pm
Location: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Music would be required for the walk down the aisle, as well as some background music during the cocktail hour. The rate offered is £140 plus travel (you will need to bring your own amp) 

Please contact katcomer@hotmail.com

 


Previous opportunities 

FREE two-hour music business workshop

Delivered by Prof Richard Smith from the University of Southern California in LA at Morley College on Saturday 18 February, this one off event is set to be in high demand.
 
Busk in London has reserved 15 places for our buskers on a first come, first served basis. Follow the booking link below ASAP if you would like to attend:
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/going-pro-how-to-build-a-21st-century-car... 


Roundhouse Rising Festival

Date: Saturday 18 February
Time: 1300-1700
Location: Roundhouse, Camden (various spaces within the public areas of building)

The event is a celebration of London's music scene and will feature a number of up-and-coming artists and bands. The producers are inviting buskers to apply to be part of the event. Soloist/duos/trios performing any genre of music are welcome (no drum kits). You will need to provide your own equipment and collections can be taken in the usual way.

More info about the event can be found here.

To apply, email your name, link of you performing (video or Soundcloud) and any social media links to risingfestivalproducers@gmail.com


Opening night at The PIG at Combe Hotel, Honiton, Devon 

www.thepighotel.com/at-combe/

Saturday 9 July: 7 pm - midnight

The hotel is looking for buskers for an acoustic set (blues and slide guitar a bonus!) at the launch night party. 

There is a good fee for this and performers will also be able to collect money and sell CDs in true busking tradition. 

If you are interested please contact - info@buskinlondon.com with a link to your act. 


Smoked and Uncut - 2 day music festival at THE PIG near Bath, Somerset

www.smokedanduncut.com/the-pig-near-bath-music-festival/ 

Saturday 23 July: 12 - 7 pm

Headliners include Busk in London Ambassadors - Hugh Cornwall and Danny Goffey (with his band Vangoffey) 

The festival is looking for musicians (duos or solo artists) to play an acoustic set on an International Busking Day pitch. There is a small fee and performers can collect money and sell CDs in true busking tradition. 

If you are interested please contact - info@buskinlondon.com with a link to your act.