bbtl20 = desert digs

We've moved to higher ground and to celebrate this year's wild west theme in true Sunshine Coast spirit, we're asking festival goers to add a touch of desert finesse to their dress or headdress.   

The ideas are endless and we are wanting as many outlaws, indians or cowgirls to sport feathers, cowboy hats or creative cactus fascinators!   We'll be on the look-out for the most eye catching creations and our roving Buskers Bandits will be on call to hand out loot and swagger rewards.

applications open

Do you have talent?  Got what it takes to wow our crowds?  Apply now here

Are you a food vendor with an international menu to boot?   Apply now here

Do you have a market stall that's not just another market stall?  Want to be a part of our 'Buskers Bazaars'?  Apply now here


30th October // Battle of the Buskers // Doors 6.30pm // NightQuarter // 18+ // Tickets on sale here soon

31st October and 1st November // Buskers by the Lake // 10am - 6pm // Lake Kawana, Sportsmans Drive, Bokarina // FREE ENTRY - But don't forget to tip! 

31st October // Freaks and Beats // 7pm - late // NightQuarter // Tickets on sale here soon

1st November // Official After Party // 6pm - 10.00pm // Heartlands Bar, Buskers by the Lake, Sportsmans Drive, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast // 18+ // Tickets on sale here soon

Take-home souvenir copies of 'The Buskers Times' program will be available from our information centre, buskers bazaars, or roaming buskers volunteers  - make sure to bag yourself a copy!  It's FREE!  

about the galley grub

We'll be serving up flavour and flair on stage and on your plate!

Tastes of Persia, Italy, Spain, Jamaica and Mexico are just a few of the featured cuisines that will tempt the taste buds of our 2020 crowds.

about the heartlands + OASIS saloons

2020 will again see the Stone and Wood and Chandon S teams serving up a variety of beverages to wet your whistle and quench your festival thirst.  There's a stage within the bar areas, with live music kicking off from 10.30am both days.  18+ only permitted.  

about the parking

We've got loads of options this year to keep those parking tickets at bay!

The Sunshine Coast Stadium carpark gates will be open and it's only $10 parking all day!  

We promote walking and cycling to the evenT and local on-street parking is another option - some leg work will be required.  The industrial area arond Lake Kawana is near empty on the weekends with thousands of car spaces, leaving a short walk.  When parking, we thank you for being mindful of our neighbours and not obstructing access to their properties.  Happy neighbours = annual event approval!

about the BARKING

BBTL is open to all, so your pooches can also kick back and enjoy the festivities. Remember: no leash = no entry.

about the kids zone

Karma Kids Zone will be serving up entertainment all weekend from 10am - 6pm, including circus, arts and crafts, plus much more!  There'll be loads of free activities, plus a variety of creative craft workshops including dreamcatcher creation, mandala weaving and loads more! 

A full list of activities will be listed here closer to the festival date.

For all enquiries regarding the Karma Kids Zone, contact Skye on 0407 400 518

about the accomModation

For those travelling from interstate who need to park up and rest their heads, the Sunshine Coast has many accommodation options close to the festival venue.  Check out:

about first aid

Not that we expect any injuries, but we'll have qualified first aid personnel on site and they'll be easily accessible from the information centre at the Lake Kawana finishing tower. 


We recommend you pack a picnic blanket or your favourite camp chair and lay claim to your preferred position.  A beach umbrella wouldn't go astray either and remember, SLIP, SLOP, SLAP!  BYO alcohol is NOT PERMITTED and security will be on watch.

No worries if you forget your money honey!  Thanks to ATM's On The Go, an ATM will be accessible at the event.  If you've not saved up enough buskers coins, we've also got you covered!  Our 'buskers tip picks' will be for sale in $10 packs - remember a busker is someone who entertains in a public place for donations!  Please remember to TIP!  


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