Heading down to the South Island over the summer? Make sure you stop by and check out a whirlwind of epic entertainment when Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival – takes over Christchurch for 25 days (Jan 10 – Feb 3).
The upcoming extravaganza will play host to a whopping 527 performances(!), including a smorgasbord of heavy-hitters on the entertainment scene such as; Piff the Magic Dragon, the outrageously talented magician who has racked up a slew of accolades and has joined the lads from Mumford and Sons as a supporting act; Hot Brown Honey, a fierce sass-fest doused in female empowerment and packing a serious punch who break down conventional boundaries.
LIMBO, a heady fusion of cabaret, circus and acrobatics that has been described as “the greatest party between heaven and hell” and has even received the nod of approval from Madonna who loved them so much she went back for a second helping; LEO, who will be bringing his mind-bending and gravity-defying tricks to audiences (giving ol’ mate Neo from The Matrix a run for his money) and Butch Locsin, aka Skeleton of Color who will mesmerise revellers with his expertly timed smoke bombs that create stunning visuals.
The festival antics don’t stop there though. If you’re up for a stroll, take to the streets and check out the outdoor performances or drop some coin on the various busking acts dotted in and around The Festival Hub, the mothership of all that’s hot and happening throughout the festival.
Quench your thirst and indulge in top-notch noms courtesy of the finger-lickin-good food vendors that will be out in full force while immersing yourself in a myriad of interactive experiences, plus catch some next-level muso talent in the Spiegeltent, a luxe entertainment tent which makes its grand New Zealand debut at the festival this year.
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