Terms and Conditions
the Terms and Conditions, agree by checking the box at the end, this will take
you to the Busking Registration form.
1. A musical busker is
an entertainer who provides impromptu performances for the public by playing a
musical instrument, dancing and/or singing in public places. Buskers may
receive a monetary appreciation from the audience for their performance but may
not solicit funds in a way which is likely to cause any discomfort to
2. All buskers must
include a live element to their performance – RECORDED MUSIC is not to be
played during breaks.
3. Registration for
busking is compulsory for the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth 2017.
4. To be eligible to
compete in this competition and to perform at the Best of the Buskers Concert
you must be registered.
5. Busking Registration
numbers must be displayed at all times.
6. Judging of the Toyota
LandCruiser Country Music Busking Championships will be conducted daily,
commencing on Friday 20 January 2017.
7. The top ten busking
acts will be notified of their selection on Friday 27 January and invited to
participate in the Toyota LandCruiser Best of the Buskers Concert on Saturday
28 January 2017.
8. Each finalist will
perform two songs.
9. Each act will be
judged at the concert by a panel of judges whose decision will be final.
10. Prizes will be
awarded for Best Country Act and Runner-Up and a People’s Choice Winner.
11. Buskers with a
pre-existing relationship or agreement with a retailer should include their
site location. Buskers are encouraged to liaise with retailers either before
the Festival or when they arrive in Tamworth in order to find a location.
Tamworth Regional Council will provide limited assistance to those who are
unable to find a location to busk.
12. It is also important
to note that there will be busking exclusion zones at the Fitzroy Street/Peel
Street intersection in Peel Street. See map below.
13. Sound levels must not
exceed 80dB. In certain circumstances buskers may be asked to reduce their
volume even if the sound level is at or below 80dB.
14. Sound levels will be
strictly limited – this will be monitored throughout the festival. Any
busker deemed to be playing too loudly will be instructed to reduce the volume. Authorised officers of the Tamworth Regional Council will be very strict
on this in 2017. If you are found to be in breach of this condition you may be
disqualified from the competition and have your busking permit revoked
15. Failure to comply
will also result in the competitor not being covered by Tamworth Regional
Council’s Public Liability Insurance.
access to Peel Street and CBD:
16. Strict road closures
operate during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Vehicle access into Peel
Street is prohibited during the Festival road closed period. Period to be advised.
17. Buskers are encouraged
to perform with a limited amount of equipment as entry into Peel Street will be
18. Tamworth Regional
Council will allocate access to power poles in the CBD. It is the applicants’
responsibility to ensure the activity shall be carried out so as to not
endanger or do anything which is likely to endanger the public. As there
are a limited number of power poles in Peel Street, buskers are not guaranteed
access to power.
19. All electrical
equipment and power cables must be tested and tagged within the last 12 months.
In addition, power cables must be heavy duty and suitable for outdoor
use. Failure to comply with this may result in busking registration being
YouTube Video Upload:
In 2017 it is optional for buskers to upload their video clip. The clip
may be used for promotion of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and online
across our website, Facebook pages, Twitter, YouTube Channel and more.
20. The organisers
reserve the right to refuse any video clip entry deemed unsuitable or
21. Buskers are expected
to act in a friendly manner respectful of other buskers, CBD businesses,
Festival patrons and staff. Buskers who do not behave in this manner may have
their Busking Permit revoked.
22. If equipment is
provided for the use of any busker at the concert on Saturday 28 January 2017,
the busker or buskers shall be solely responsible for the care and correct use
thereof and any damage shall be compensable to the Organisers.
23. Authorised officers
of the Tamworth Regional Council may at any time instruct a busker to cease
busking if the officer is of the opinion that the performance is causing public
inconvenience or nuisance or is likely to cause harm to the public or property.
The busker must immediately comply with such a request.
24. Buskers must not use
dangerous implements including knives, swords (including theatrical knives
& swords) or any activity involving the use of fire or animals.
25. Employees of the
Organiser (Tamworth Regional Council) and their immediate families are
ineligible to enter.
26. Any breach of these
terms and conditions shall render the party in breach of the terms and
conditions, ineligible for any prize in the competition and may also result in
the party being asked to cease performing immediately
27. Busking is not
permitted between 12am and 7am.
28. The Organisers do not
accept any responsibility for the loss or damage or injury of any kind
whatsoever occurring to a participant in this competition and all participants
by signing these Terms and Conditions hereby acknowledge they have entered into
this competition entirely at their own risk.
29. Buskers are entitled
to sell their own merchandise. Only merchandise as disclosed on the Busking
Registration Form and approved by Tamworth Regional Council may be sold.
30. If any of the above
Terms and Conditions are breached, you may have your Busking Permit revoked and
be asked to leave.
31. In order to receive a
permit for busking, you must fit the description of a musical busker as stated
above. Permits for ‘street artists & entertainers’ and ‘trading’ are
available from Tamworth Regional Council or www.tcmf.com.au.
32. Persons found to be
acting outside of this description who have obtained a permit under false
pretences will have their Busking Permit removed immediately and will not be
eligible to obtain any other permit for the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
33. Keep busking coins in
your case to a minimum and keep valuables in a safe place.
Everyone is welcome to busk at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and
we wish all buskers the best of luck during the Toyota LandCruiser Country
Music Busking Championships Tamworth 2017!