Budding musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, magicians and entertainers now have a new place to show off their talents, with Harbour Town Adelaide establishing a new busking program to attract performing artists to the centre.
Harbour Town Adelaide Marketing & Tourism Manager Jessica Drake says the new busking program will provide artists with a high-traffic environment to showcase their skills and add vibrancy to the centre.
“Harbour Town Adelaide will come alive with buskers from singers, musicians and dancers to clowns, mime artists and puppeteers, entertaining the thousands of shoppers that come through here every week,” she says.
“We have regularly held dances, school choirs, acoustic acts and flash mobs during school holidays and through the festive season which have always been really well received by shoppers and retailers alike, so we are looking forward to seeing the talented artists that will come to our centre through the new busking program.”
Harbour Town Adelaide has long been a supporter of the arts, regularly hosting exhibitions in its Tourism Lounge including Adelaide Fringe Festival exhibits, welcoming school choirs and dance groups, and most recently erecting a temporary mural for children and families to paint at various themed painting activities throughout the year.
People interested in busking at Harbour Town Adelaide can download an application form from www.harbourtownadelaide.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org or collect one from the Harbour Town Adelaide Centre Management Office.
Application fees start at just $10 for short term (3 months) or $30 per year, and artists selling original merchandise such as CDs and DVDs can apply to do so for an additional $50 fee.
All performances must be pre booked with Harbour Town Adelaide Centre Management and restricted to the designated location.