Halifax Busker Festival is going online in 2020!

With COVID-19 restrictions prompting the cancellation of all major events and large gatherings, Halifax Busker Festival is, in true street performer fashion, twisting and transforming itself into a digital festival for its 34th year.

Festival producers are developing on an online version of the event that will allow people to see their favourite artists perform and offer the ability to tip their hats through on-line donations.

“We’re used to seeing some amazing feats at Halifax Busker Festival, but this year we’re doing our biggest trick yet – we’re going digital!” says festival producer Kim Hendrickson. “We aren’t going to let COVID-19 take away our fun. We have committed fans who look forward to this event each year and we don’t want to let them down, so we are bringing the excitement and performers into their homes.”

Artists will perform sets created exclusively for Halifax audiences, and the event will feature past festival favourites. There will also be musical performances as part of an online version of the Nova Scotia Marquee Music Stage.

Halifax Busker Festival, known world-wide for bringing high caliber street performers from around the world, draws an average of 250,000 people to the Halifax Waterfront each year.

For updates on the festival visit www.buskers.ca.

Watch the performances starting at noon (EST) or 1pm (Atlantic Daylight Time) on the Halifax Busker Festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/halifaxbuskers.

Friday, July 31
Day 1

EMCEE Jack Wise
1. Mighty Mike
2. The Great Balanzo
3. Michael James
4. Alakazam
5. The Street Circus
6. FireGuy

Saturday, August 1
Day 2

EMCEE Scott Jackson
1. Victor Rubilar
2. Jon Hicks
3. Campfire Circus
4. Bboy IllWill
5. Wacky Chad
6. FlameOz

Sunday, August 2
Day 3 – Music Stage

1. Michael Redden
2. Gizelle de Guzman
3. Juzzie Smith
4. Reeny Smith
5. Christine Campbell and Blake Johnston

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