New Stages, Exciting Performers at Halifax Busker Festival

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Presented by Bell Aliant, the 31st annual Halifax Busker Festival takes place on Halifax’s Waterfront starting on Wednesday, August 2 until Monday, August 7, 2017.

The Busker Festival comes on the heels of the Tall Ships Regatta, keeping the momentum of events going right into August.

“The waterfront is a beehive of activity this summer,” says event producer Kim Hendrickson, “It’s great to see the city thriving with events in and amongst all the construction.It shows visitors and locals alike that we are a vibrant city that doesn’t let a few closed streets or cranes get in the way of our good time!”

Electrifying international and local performers will take to five stages along the Halifax Waterfront for six days of incredible entertainment, including: soccer ball superstar Victor Rubilar (AR), acrobat Reuben DotDotDot (AUS), strong man Mighty Mike (Nova Scotia), contortionist Bendy Em (UK), bucket drummers Rhythm Works (CAN), dancers Beat The Streets (AUS), physical comedian Sharon Mahoney (CAN), living statues Silver Elvis and Jenny Jupiter (CAN), fire performances by the ever popular FlameOz (AUS), Russian Bar Trio Throw2Catch (CAN), magician Diogo Alvares (BR), and the extremely funny Rubberband Boy (NZ).

An exciting addition to this year’s festival is the Nova Scotia Marquee Stage. Featuring Nova Scotia based musicians, the stage runs from Thursday (August 4) to Saturday (August 6) at Bishop’s Landing with free shows from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily. The stage will highlight amazing home-grown performers such as Charlie A’Court, Reeny Smith, Christine Campbell with Blake Johnson, Cory Tetford, Lacewood, Erin Costelo and DJ Matty Galaxy.

Each end of the waterfront will feature action-packed shows, from The Decks at Historic Properties and the Nathan Green Stage at the ferry terminal, to Sackville Landing at the Wave and the Helipad Stage at Bishop’s Landing. East Coast Amusements Midway also returns to the festival with carnival rides and games at the bottom of Salter Street.

Produced by Premiere Entertainment Group, Halifax Busker Festival is presented by Bell Aliant, and sponsored by Waterfront Development, C100, Virgin Radio, Historic Properties, Southwest Properties, TD Bank, City of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, The Government of Canada, and supported by the Atlantic Busker Festival Society.

For the festival schedule and more information on the Bell Aliant Halifax Busker Festival visit www.buskers.ca. The festival is also on Facebook at HalifaxBuskers, and Twitter and Instagram at @BuskersHFX.