Shout goes out for locals in Buskers Festival

MASSIVE EVENT: Thousands turn out for the Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival Kids’ Day.
MASSIVE EVENT: Thousands turn out for the Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival Kids’ Day. Craig Hoggett

THE Coffs Harbour Buskers and Comedy Festival is looking to partner with community groups and locals with a view to putting on a "locals' day" as part of the festival.

Organiser John Logan said he hoped to involve more local artists and groups in the event each year.

"We get approached in the weeks leading up to the event with locals asking to be involved, but because it is left so late, there isn't much we can do," John said.

"We really want to do a locals day, but we need people to make contact with us as early as possible by email or phone and let us know about who you are, what you are, what you can do.

"If you can make balloons like this guy or you are a musician, an acrobat, a juggler, a dance group or even a group of knitting grannies, we want to hear from you.

"We want to showcase local acts in a locals' day".

He said already some local groups had already been in touch.

Local body paint artist Trudy Smith has made contact as has both Julie Ross and the Woolgoolga dance studios who are planning a day of high impact dance displays to be injected into the program, but organisers are looking for more.

If you want to be part of this year's festival, contact organisers JLE on 6652 8266 or send an email to

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