Busking Competition

What is it?

The Festival Busking​ Competition is open to music and storytelling performers from all over the world, age 16 and over, and will take place during the festival on Saturday 12 March. Each busker will perform their set at 2 designated locations around the ‘Festival Singing Trail’ and then perform in front of the judging panel in the Festival Pavilion. ​

Times & locations for each performance will be sent to each act  by the Festival committee prior to the festival. Buskers are entitled to keep their earnings from the day's busking and are free to sell merchandise during the Festival.


The winners will be announced after all acts have performed. ​

  • 1st prize is €500

  • 2nd prize is €250

  • 3rd prize is €100

Full competition details will be sent to successful applicants closer to the Festival date. Competitors should be aged 14 or over at the time of the festival.

How to apply?​

1. Complete the application form

2. Send a video or audio recording of one song either attached to the form to by email to manager@fingalfestivalofvoices.com

3. Pay the entry fee of €50

The entry fee is payable by bank transfer or cheque (made out to "Fingal International Festival of Voices")