11 - 13 June 2021
11 - 13
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Stratus - Buskers Bash winners 2017

Wimborne Buskers Bash 2020


Applications are now open for this year’s Buskers Bash Competition! To register your interest, please click the link below and fill in an application form today.

Applicants should fill in the Application Form in by no later than Friday 10th April 2020.


1. APPLICATION FORM: Please begin by registering your interest and filling out the application form. Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 10th April April.

2. VIDEO LINK: All applicants will be asked to provide a video link that will be reviewed following the application deadline. You will not be judged on the quality of your videography/sound but on your talent. Aim to provide us with something that shows you in the best possible light.

3. SELECTION PROCESS: We will watch through all of the video sent to us and select up to 14 acts play at this years Buskers Bash.

4. NOTIFICATION: Successful applicants will receive an email by Tuesday 14th April inviting them to perform at this year’s event. Confirmation of your attendance must be received by Wednesday 14th April or your place will be offered to another applicant.

5. EVENT: Performers will play at various locations around Wimborne on Saturday 25th April. Audience members will vote for their favourites using tokens and each act will perform for our judging panel.


Saturday 25th April 2020
10:30am - 4pm

Each year, buskers from around the country travel to Wimborne to compete in the annual Buskers Bash. Organised by the committee of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, you can find the sound of traditional street entertainment at various venues throughout the town.

Members of the public can purchase tokens on the day (at a cost of £1 for 10) to show their support for their favourite artists and all of these votes will be counted and combined with a judges’ total to decide the winner.

Participants will compete this year for a cash prize (£100 Winner and £50 to the Runner Up) and the winner will be invited to perform on the Stage in the Square at Willow Walk during the 2020 Folk Festival. It promises to be a thrilling competition.