After the year that was, WE'RE BRINGING BACK THE LOVE IN 2021!

Pen the 29th, 30th and 31st October in your diaries, so you don't miss out on an action packed weekend of MYSTIQUE, MAGIC AND MARVEL at Australia's largest busking festival!

BATTlE OF THE buskers - 

A SURE-FIRE showdown!  

Our prestigious 'Battle of the Buskers' officially kicks off the festival of events on Friday 29th October, 2021.  With previous winners including international megastar "Tones and I", you are guaranteed a night of mind blowing entertainment!  

Our top festival singer-songwriters will go guitar to banjo and battle it out for the 'Totally Talented' title and a career changing prize package.  Finalists to be announced closer to the event date and early bird ticket purchases are recommended so you don't miss out!   

29th October, 2021 // Stay tuned for further details


buskers by the lake - 


Be under no illusion and prepare yourself for the glitz and glam, vivacious energy and extravagent party with over 300 performers set to entertain at Australias largest busking festival.  

From comedy to circus stunts, from award winning musicians and talented teens, from swing to sword swallowing, "Buskers by the Lake" this year will see even more incredible entertainment, jaw dropping tricks, daring world record attempts and a floating half pipe with BMX and skateboarding daredevils preparing to ignite!

Prolific world record breaker, Space Cowboy will join other international street performers lakeside and audiences will also 'discover the undiscovered' with a colourful collection of emerging singer/songwriters thrown into the mix.   An eclectic group of performance artists will be painting and creating their masterpieces and an international menu will be on tap to tempt all tastebuds.

30th + 31st Oct, 2021 // 10am - 6pm // Kawana Lake, Sportsmans Drive, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast //  DON'T FORGET TO TIP!


sunshine coast gets freaky!

Due to popular demand, we've added an encore of our fun-filled spectacle of the bizarre to the programme for the first time!  The aptly named “Freaks and Beats” show is guaranteed to shock and mesmerise, with a number of Australia’s most celebrated sideshow performers sharpening their angle grinders and swords in preparation for our freaky sideshow!  

30th Oct, 2021 // Stay tuned for further details


OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY - it'll be a wild one!

To say farewell to 'Buskers by the Lake' 2021, our festival "Heartlands Bar" will play host to our official closing party and it'll be a send-off equally as fabulous as our festival program!   As with all our events there will be an element of surprise, but stay tuned for further details.   

31st October, 2021 // from 6.30pm // "Heartlands Bar" // Buskers by the Lake, Sportsmans Drive, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast  




All performer hats and suitcases will be out, DO DON'T FORGET TO TIP!  We'll have our 'Tip Picks' for sale soon, with each worth $1 when your favourite acts redeem for cash. All generous gratuities given to the acts will be received with thanks and the purchase of their merchandise will also support our talent on their road to success. 

 loveland is back! 

To ensure you don't miss out on early bird ticket prices or competition details, leave your deets and we'll keep you updated!


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