Be part of the Busk Off

An exciting new part of the Lane Cove Rotary Fair is our Busk Off. From 2pm to 4pm the best Lane Cove Buskers will be able to showcase their talent.

Entries are now open for the Busk Off.

Entries are open to MUSICIANS of any discipline. 

All performers must be amateurs.

If you can sing or play an instrument this is the event for you. Join others in making the Lane Cove Plaza come alive and you will be in the running to win prizes

This is a great opportunity to make your musical talents known to the wider community!

How it works

All Buskers must complete an entry form by 13th September 2019.

By 25th September 2019, you will receive a confirmation email .

Accepted entrants will be allocated a time slot and should be ready to play at the time.  Each performance must be no longer than 5 minutes.

Entrants must be at the Busk Off Desk 15 minutes before their performance.

Amplification, microphones, speakers etc will not be provided and must be battery powered as there is no power supplied. No voice enhancement equipment or recorded backing singers allowed. 

Two judges will adjudicate the entrants in the field. Their decision is final.

Winners will be advised by sms and asked to gather near the Plaza bandstand  at the completion of the competition where the winners will receive certificates and prize money and for photo opportunities.




How to win the busk off

 Winners will be decided upon using the following selection criteria:

  • Ability to perform the act they have chosen to a high standard
  • Ability to engage and connect with an audience
  • A performance that is visually and musically engaging
  • An ability to show versatility within a performance
  • A performer that shows confidence during their act
  • A performer/s that stands out above other performances


The organisers reserve the right to limit acceptances to fit time limitations.