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A DAZZLING festival will light up the Gold Coast this weekend, with some of the world’s best buskers descending on Currumbin.
This year’s Buskers by the Creek event has a Brazilian twist, with live- ly samba struts and Afro-Brazilian drum rhythms bringing Winders Park to life.
But event director and founder Cindy Jensen said the free annual festival, which is fit for the whole family, will also celebrate a range of other music preferences, from punk and country to folk and rock. Magicians and contortionists will also be among more than 300 performers.
“Buskers by the Creek showcases undiscovered talent and provides an opportunity for people just starting out in their career to perform at a large-scale event,” Ms Jensen said.
“Attendees are asked to dig deep and tip the incredible entertainers throughout the amazing two-day extravaganza, with acts being paid solely through the loose change and generosity of the crowds.”
HOT STUFF: Neal Webb from Energy Entertainments with Phoebe Mitai (left) and Celeste Koryzma from Brazilian Dance Gold Coast prepare for Buskers by the Creek. Picture: Nigel Hallett