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World Buskers Festival

HOW IT ALL STARTED...

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The idea and initiative to stage the World Buskers Festival came about because a group of local street performers were very vocal about their exclusion from festivals such as the Festival of Romance. They wanted a festival they, and other artists like them, could feature in so over many planning meetings, and too many coffees, Vicki Buck (Mayor of Christchurch) and Jodi Wright (Director of The Festival of Romance) hatched a plan to create an international Street Performance festival for the city of Christchurch.

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After much more discussions they decided to name the event the World Buskers Festival - a name with a statement of intent. 

The first World Buskers Festival was staged in January 1994. The rest is history!

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