There were smiles are around yesterday as more than 3000 locals and visitors descended upon Woolgoolga for the Buskers Festival
There were smiles are around yesterday as more than 3000 locals and visitors descended upon Woolgoolga for the Buskers Festival

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THERE is no need to be alarmed, there may have been some strange characters wandering around Woolgoolga yesterday with colourful hairstyles and crazy outfits, but they were there on invitation.

As part of the Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival Woolgoolga's Beach Street was closed to traffic to make way for some larger-than-life street theatre acts such as Gargoyle, Shirlee Sunflower, The Great Dave, The Blackstreet Boyz, Hot Nuts & Popcorn and Kahootz.

Determined to make the most of the perfect weather more than 3000 locals and visitors descended upon the beachside village between 10am and 2pm for the family fun day.

Buskers Festival organiser, John Logan, said he was delighted at the large turn out.

"The northern beaches are a very important part of the festival," Mr Logan said.

"I am very pleased we were able to put together such a quality event for this side of town and thankful for the enormous support the punters showed."

One of the standout acts of the Buskers Festival, so far, has been USA act, The Blackstreet Boyz.

Light on their feet, well decked out and full of mischief, Alfred and Seymour have given the Coffs Coast plenty to laugh about. Today the Buskers Festival will be in the City Centre from 10am, at the International Stadium for a special kids day from 10.30am, and at the Plantation Hotel from 6pm.

Mr Logan is reminding festivalgoers that this is how the buskers make their living.

"If you enjoy an act make sure you say thanks by throwing a few gold coins into their hat," he said.



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