Backyard Buskers Festival coming to Christchurch

Backyard Buskers Festival coming to Christchurch

Bread and Circus – World Buskers Festival is back!

It's coming to Christchurch in January 2021, and will be a special home-grown edition, featuring New Zealand's most talented and wonderfully hilarious street performers in a new event called Bread and Circus - World Backyard Buskers Festival.

The World Buskers Festival always features a fantastic selection of home-grown talent ready to get a laugh or a wow out of the public. This year it'll also focus on highlighting iconic Christchurch venues, local food and beverage makers, and providing a bucket load of free outdoor entertainment to be enjoyed in the summer sun.

Loren Heaphy, ChristchurchNZ General Manager Destination and Attraction, is excited that the iconic event is coming back. “Bread and Circus is a beloved event and we are proud to support its return to the city," she says.

Bread and Circus is also putting a call out to artists - if you want to be in the festival, this is the time to make your pitch. Bread & Circus is currently taking artistic and creative submissions, and they're on the hunt for fresh ideas, event concepts, artistic proposals and performances from individuals or companies. Check out for more details.



What's Hot New Zealand Newsletter

Stay in the loop with all the latest food, fashion, trends, events and more. Delivered hot to your inbox every month.