The Great Belfast Busk Off

Belfast streets are full of skilled musicians from all walks of life. To celebrate, we’re inviting musicians and bands from all disciplines to take part in a The Great Belfast Busk Off – a competition which will run live across the city in just one afternoon, Saturday 18th August.


It will be judged by local music industry VIPs and prizes include recording time in Half Bap Studios, run of 100 CDs and vouchers for Dawsons Music. All participating bands will be invited to an exclusive gig hosted with Help Musicians NI in a secret location that evening to celebrate.
This event is held in partnership with Belfast One, Destination CQ Bids and Help Musicians NI.


Please email belfastmusic@belfastcity.gov.uk to register for the competition.