International Busking Day at Wembley Park
20 Saturday 20th July

International Busking Day at Wembley Park

Wembley Park

5 Exhibition Way, Wembley, London, HA9 0FA

Price: Free
Time: 12:00 to 20:00

International Busking Day returns to Wembley Park on Saturday 20 July. The all-day family-friendly event will run from 12.00-20.00, with over 50 acts performing across five stages of free music and entertainment.

International Busking Day is a celebration of busking and street acts, created and managed by Busk in London, and supported by the Mayor of London. The day features performances by both international and home-grown busking talent. For 2019, the entertainment will take place across Wembley Park, with locations including the Main Stage on Olympic Way; Market Square Stage showcasing the best in rising talent; the Street Performance Stage, Boxpark Stage; and the Community Stage hosted by The Yellow at the top of Wembley Park Boulevard.

Confirmed acts for this year’s event so far include singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hattie Briggs, who was discovered by platinum-selling tenor singer, Alfie Boe while she was busking at Paddington Station; folk pop singer-songwriter Lucy May Walker, spotted by BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine busking at Charing Cross station; singer-songwriter Sherika Sherard, who supported Seal on tour in London and Brussels; multi award-winning‚ indie pop/rock artist Natalie Shay, one of London’s hottest emerging talents; musician and singer-songwriter Josh Greaves who is collaborating with multi-platinum song-writing team Steve Balsamo and Ben Robbins; singer-songwriter Robbie Boyd who is set to release his third album, Time Will Tell in July; and performer Bethzienna Williams, finalist on this year’s The Voice.

Additional talent to be announced soon.

The International Busking Day acts will be introduced by two presenters Capital Radio’s Sarah Story and Kiss FM’s Swarzy MaCaly over the course of the day.

Yamaha Music London will present competition slots for winning bands and artists to perform at Wembley Park, as part of International Busking Day. All musicians (including accompanists) will play on Yamaha instruments, chosen on the day.

Further activity will happen across Wembley Park, including a series of five talks at The Corner: In Conversation with… events featuring Music & Wellbeing talks with Dr Rock – the Music Diet; Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy; and Music Industry Talks on the future of record labels. All you wanted to know about… events on how to make social media work for musicians and an opportunity to try out Sennheiser audio gear. There will be performances on the Boxpark Stage throughout the day and events into the night as Boxpark Wembley hosts the official after festival party.

Busking has increased in popularity over the years and many up and coming artists see it as a way to develop their performance skills, engage with a new audience and to earn money. Through the universal language of music, International Busking Day at Wembley Park is about celebrating and supporting the talent we hear on our streets and showcasing the very best in live music in a free public setting.

International Busking Day is just one element of an exciting summer of busking activity at Wembley Park. The event marks the culmination of a summer-long programme of Buskers in Residence programme, featuring the best buskers on the circuit, who will animate Wembley Park’s leafy boulevards every weekend from June to September.



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