The streets of Banbridge will be paved with gold on Saturday 20th June 2009 for the much anticipated Banbridge Buskfest competition which, with a tempting £3000 prize pot, is expected to attract over 100 buskers from across Ireland and beyond. If you want to strike gold with your busking act, then don’t leave it too late – the event organisers are now making a final call for entries! Anything goes at Banbridge Buskfest, which is a Banbridge District Council event supported by Tesco, whether it’s mime, street theatre, dancing, music or even playing the comb, as event organiser, Paul Tamati explained;“Banbridge Buskfest attracts talent of all types and ages, and it really doesn’t matter what your act is – if you have the X Factor you’ll shine out from the crowd! The junior competition is for those aged between 10 -16 years and for the open competition entrants must be aged 17 years or over. Judges will be looking for a number of things including skill and ability, passion, entertainment value and audience interaction. However, the best advice I can give is to show off your personality, play to your audience and just be yourself. We are now making a final call for entries – our website www.buskfest.com has all the registration details or you can call the event information line on 028 4066 0626 to secure a busking spot.”The fun and entertainment doesn’t stop when the busking ends, a free outdoor concert and prize giving ceremony will take place in the grounds of Banbridge Leisure Centre. Starting at 5pm -10.30pm, immediately after the Banbridge Buskfest Competition on 20th June, the ‘Gig on the Rig’ will be headlined by acclaimed Dublin rock band, Aslan and supported the superb Lee Hedley Blues Band and popular local group, Last Known Addiction.To find out more about Banbridge Buskfest event on 20th June 2009 visit www.buskfest.com or contact the information line at Banbridge District Council on 028 4066 0626Banbridge Buskfest is a Banbridge District Council event supported by Tesco.