The Coffs Coast Buskers and Comedy Festival got off to a great start.
The Coffs Coast Buskers and Comedy Festival got off to a great start. The Coffs Coast Advocate

Buskers keeping crowds from the beaches

AS THE streets of Coffs Harbour fill with international entertainment, tourists have given the Buskers Festival a resounding thumbs up.

A large crowd gathered at the mall for yesterday's Buskers Festival action, which kicked off with New Zealand performer, Mullet Man, riding 'the biggest unicycle the mall has ever seen . . . today'.

The professional busker kept the crowd entertained, especially the tourists who have flocked to the Coffs Coast for the school holidays.

Mother-of-three Libby Taylor, visiting from Newcastle, was at yesterday's performance in the mall and said it was 'a pleasant surprise'.

“We came to Coffs for the beaches, for the kids, and it's great to see free entertainment like this downtown,” Libby said.

“The kids love it.”

John Banks from Brisbane saw the Mullet Man from across the mall and came to check out 'what all the fuss was about'.

“I usually walk right past buskers in the street,” John said.

“This is great, though - but I don't know whether to throw money or not!”

Ando and Kim Yeoh, a Japanese couple on a road trip along the East Coast, said they picked the right week to stop in Coffs Harbour.

“Laughing and sunshine,” is how Kim described it.

But the last word goes to one of the youngest audience members taking in the Buskers Festival yesterday.

“It's fun and funny,” Sebastian Barnes, 10, said.

• WHAT'S ON TODAY:

City Centre 1
1.00am Mark Faje (USA)
12.00pm Pogo Dudes (USA)
1.00pm Blackstreet Boyz (USA)
2.00pm Ronan (Fr). 


NBN Kids Day - International Stadium
10.00am Hardy McMurrick (WA)
10.45am Blackstreet Boys (USA)
11.30am Captain Quirk (WA)
12.30pm The Pitts (Tas)
1.30pm Pogo Dudes (USA)
2.00pmMullet Man (NZ).

Pier Hotel - Adults Only
From 9pm Blackstreet Boyz (USA)
Michelle A'Court (NZ)
Jeremy Elwood (NZ)
PatrickMcCullagh (Ire).

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