Two stunning evening variety shows for the whole family. Bring blankets and cushions and enjoy a night of crazy and delightful entertainment. Delicious food available from onsite stalls. And remember to save some cash for the talented performers!
The 2019 Nelson Buskers Festival brings aerial acrobatics, archery contortionists, breakdancing and basketball freestyling, acrobatics, comedy and juggling to our vibrant city.
One of three locations, Buskers on the Church Steps presents street performers from Canada, Japan, Germany and New Zealand on the Saturday and Sunday evenings. Join us for some hilarious, weird, eye-opening, gravity-defying acts in the heart of the city. An irresistible summer-fun combination of extraordinary and family-friendly street performances, lots of refreshment from the local cafes and our beautiful central city.
This year’s programme:
Hero-San - Japan
An acrobat, breakdancer and gymnast. Herosan's otherworldly balancing, outrageous humour and chopstick skills will have audiences spellbound.
The Atari Show by El Goma
An Argentinian from Germany - comedian and juggler.
HIgh-class contemporary juggling, physical comedy unsynchronised dance moves and upbeat improvisation El Goma has amused and mesmerised audiences in more than 25 countries.
Sara Twister - Contortionist and Acrobatic Archer.
One of the only professional contortionists in the world who, whilst balancing on her arms, can fire a bow…with her feet! A unique combination of the unforgettable art of acrobatic archery together with spoken comedy and audience interaction. Ready. Aim. Fire!
The Silver Starlets - Canada
All-female aerial acrobatic show. Full of glam, glitz and glitter, the Starlets use a 6m-high free-standing trapeze rig for their stage. They twist, tumble, bend, climb and fall, captivating their audience with family-friendly charm, beautiful grace, and amazing strength. These girls don’t sweat...they sparkle!
Basketball Jones - New Zealand
Basketball freestyle and comedy juggling, ball skills like no other you've witnessed. Trafalgar Street and Church Steps events are family-friendly and free to attend, though bring some cash to show your appreciation for the amazing skills of these talented and hard-working performers.
The Buskers Festival takes place over three venues:
- Buskers on Trafalgar - family fun - koha
- Buskers on the Church Steps - family fun, koha
- Buskers at the Boatshed - R18 and ticketed
Trafalgar Street and Church Steps events are family-friendly and free to attend, though bring some cash to show your appreciation for the amazing skills of these talented and hard-working performers. Follow and 'Like' the Nelson Buskers Festival Facebook page for updates.