Friday, 11 May 2018 15:11

Buskers Invited Metropole Market Competition this May

Organisers of Metropole Market have announced that a special Busking Competition will take place when the quintessentially eccentric event returns to Holdenhurst Road on the 27th May 2018. Through the busking competition, Metropole Market’s organisers aim to showcase some of the best buskers Bournemouth has to offer and highlight how their talents benefit the town.

Visitors to Metropole Market will be encouraged to vote for their favourite street performers on the 27th May through a poll hosted on the market’s Facebook page. The busker with the most votes will be awarded with a paid slot in the main entertainment arena at June's market plus an exclusive Metropole Market Hamper. Each of the musicians participating will also be featured on Metropole Market’s social media platforms.

The competition has been welcomed by Bournemouth Councillors, including David Smith, who are keen to help promote the value of buskers in Bournemouth Town Centre.

Councillor David Smith said: “Like many Bournemouth residents and tourists, I believe street performers make a valuable contribution to our town centre. I personally love good buskers and fully support this competition’s goal in showcasing their talents.”

Metropole Market is currently inviting Bournemouth buskers to take part in the competition at May’s Alice in Wonderland-themed market.  Mark Cater, Metropole Market Co-Organiser, said: “We believe that talented buskers help create a positive, vibrant, and welcoming atmosphere for Bournemouth’s visitors and residents to enjoy. With the Busking Competition, we want to offer local street musicians the opportunity to perform to  a receptive audience and show thousands just how amazing they are!”

Open from 11 am until 9 pm, Metropole Market is supported by the Town Centre BID. It will continue its series of markets on the last Sunday of each month in June, July, September, and October with a break in August. Metropole Market takes place on Holdenhurst Road between Lansdowne Roundabout and St Paul’s Roundabout.

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