The first ever Cape Town Buskers Festival will hit the city later this year.
The inaugural festival, which will be presented as part of a partnership between the Fringe and the V&A Waterfront, will be held during this year’s Cape Town Fringe Festival, taking place in October.
Cape Town Fringe and National Arts Festival chief executive Tony Lankester said: “We’re planning on presenting about 30 acts, which will include at least three invited headliners from the world busker circuit.
“The acts will perform over four days on four free public stages at the V&A Waterfront.”
You can expect to see the Waterfront flooded with street performers of all kinds, including acrobats, musicians, mimes and circus acts.
The Waterfront is the most visited destination in Africa.
Chief executive David Green said: “For our more than 24 million annual visitors, buskers are a beloved and firmly entrenched tradition and visitors have come to expect an encounter with these colourful characters.”
A series of workshops for local and international performers will be run in parallel with the festival.
“In this way they will be exposed to new skills and be given opportunities to develop and incorporate new ideas into their routines,” Green added.