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Take part in the 2018 Letterkenny Busking Festival!

Jul 31, 2018

Entries open for the 2018 Letterkenny Busking Festival!

The fourth annual Letterkenny Busking Festival is taking place along Letterkenny’s Main Street on Saturday the 25th of August. Applications welcome from musicians, street entertainers and performers of all types. Register for the festivals competition to be in with a chance of winning amazing cash prices up to €1000. Each year, buskers playing all types of instruments take to the Main Street to showcase their talents and entertain the watching crowds.

All performers who want to take part must register at the Market Centre, Main Street, Letterkenny between 10.00am – 11.00pm on the day. Entrants will be allocated a slot and will perform from 11am to 2pm. The judges will then anonymously critique all the performers. This year a special guest will announce the winners at the Shack at The Brewery Bar and the winning act will have the chance to perform on stage at the venue afterwards.

“Bringing music on to the street on a Saturday afternoon always brings a feel good atmosphere especially in the Summer”, explains Leonard Watson President of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce that is organising the Busking Festival through its ShopLK Brand.  “Last year we were pleased with the level of entries, it brought lots of music out on to the streets and response and feedback was excellent. This year we are hoping to build on this to bring in more pitches and more entertainment. With the prize fund on offer we know we’ll have a high standard of acts and we encourage everyone to come out and support the buskers on the day”. “ShopLK is all about enjoying the best shopping experience in Letterkenny and we want our regular customers and visitors to the town to really enjoy what Letterkenny has to offer. This type of event that is funded through the Retail Promotion initiative from Donegal County Council makes happy shoppers and creates a real buzz and we know there will be tight competition for the top spot.”

To pre-register for the competition and get more information on the rules, competition format, etc, check out our Facebook page at or alternatively email


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