Busking out in Folkestone

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Are you an aspiring musician yearning for recognition but lacking the necessary gear to kickstart your music career?

Or are you an established musician who wishes to expand your reach and connect with a wider audience?

No matter who you are, or what your music is, you’re invited to participate in The Big Buskout event that will be held as a part of the MIM Festival in Folkestone this coming May.

Every Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday throughout the month of May, designated busking spots with mini PA/speaker/mics will be set up throughout Folkestone for you to showcase your musical talents.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to shine and leave a lasting impression on your listeners.

Participation is completely free, and all the donations you receive during your performance are entirely yours to keep.

We welcome all musicians and all styles so we can show the breadth of Folkestone’s scene and talent during Music in May.

To get involved in this exciting event, simply complete the registration form, and we will be in touch with you with further details. Remember, everyone is welcome!

Request a busking slot

To request a slot, please use the form on this page.

Our slots are available between 10:00-16:00, every Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday in May.

These slots are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

We have a number of “busking kits” (PA/Amp/Mics, etc.) available for use, and will have a busking co-ordinator on hand to assist with setup, etc. Please indicate your requirements regarding equipment when applying.

If your request is accepted, you will receive an email notification. If you have any comments, queries or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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