Musicians wanted for Creetown buskers’ festival

The village of Creetown will be hosting a new, free music festival on Saturday, June 1 and organisers are searching for musicians of all abilities and disciplines to get involved.

The first ever ‘Creetown Busker’s Banquet’ will see up to 50 musicians take part, performing around the village at various locations, with prizes for the best acts including a set on the main stage at the Eden Festival.

Nathon Jones, a local musician who has already signed up to take part in the Buskers’ Banquet, said: “This is a great opportunity for any up and coming performers to get some exposure and recognition,

“The Eden Festival has always shown tremendous support to emerging musicians and local communities around the region and it is fantastic that they have offered a slot on the main stage as the first prize at this event.”

Any musicians interested in taking part in the Busker’s Banquet must register in advance.

Andrew Ward, Senior Project Manager of Creetown Initiative, added: “You can register either by e-mailing us at creetown@btconnect.com or by phoning 01671 820654.

“Although none of the Buskers will receive a fee, they can collect donations in a red bucket which will be provided by us. Alternatively they can choose a green bucket with donations going towards the Creetown pensioners’ Christmas dinner. In addition, all Buskers will be invited to an evening banquet at the Gem Rock Museum in Creetown where they can enjoy good food, company and music.”

The event is part of a larger residency taking place in Creetown, hosted by the London-based National Symphony Orchestra and commissioned by Creetown Initiative with prize money from the Creative Places Awards.