Busker takes her au­di­ence to new heights

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Alexan­der Ballinger

REV­ELLERS at a Hyde Park fes­ti­val have been treated to a nerve-rack­ing con­cert from a Ruis­lip busker 100ft up in the air.

Dar­ing street per­former Char­lotte Camp­bell put on an un­for­get­table show on Tues­day July 4 as part of the Bri­tish Sum­mer Time Hyde Park event af­ter win­ning a com­pe­ti­tion run by The Busk­ing Project and Bar­clay­card.

The fes­ti­val ran between two week­ends in July with midweek per­for­mances from Tues­day July 4 to Thurs­day July 7.

Char­lotte took to the stage on the Bar­clay­card Bet­ter­view, a 100ft plat­form which was cre­ated so vis­i­tors could get a great van­tage point of all the ac­tion.

Speak­ing be­fore the exclusive gig, the 26-yearold said: “I’m thrilled to be play­ing this special set on Bar­clay­card Bet­ter­view and over the moon that my song ‘ Years’ was the win­ning song.

“I’ve never per­formed 100ft in the sky be­fore, so it’ll be an­other first for me.”

The unique show came hot on the heels of Char­lotte’s per­for­mance at Glas­ton­bury, where she per­formed some clas­sics as well as her own tracks, in­clud­ing the com­pe­ti­tion­win­ning ‘Years’.

Buskers from across the coun­try were chal­lenged to write and record orig­i­nal songs around the theme of birth­days and Char­lotte took the top spot and was given the chance to per­form on the plat­form.

Nick Broad, a founder and CEO of The Busk­ing Project, a com­mu­nity of street per­form­ers, said: “We’re de­lighted that tal­ented busker Char­lotte has won the chance and chal­lenge of per­form­ing an exclusive set 100ft in the sky.

“We’re proud to be work­ing with Bar­clay­card to pro­mote emerg­ing busk­ing tal­ent, and hope that mu­sic fans of all tastes will find some­thing to en­joy in Char­lotte’s set.”

Bri­tish Sum­mer Time in­cluded per­for­mances from Take That, Mum­ford & Sons and Ste­vie Won­der.

n HIGH HOPES: Char­lotte Camp­bell per­forms 100ft in the air

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