The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - SO­PHIE CHIRGWIN

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

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