After 15 years of putting fun and laughter onto the very streets of this fair city, the 2016 Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival enters its sixteenth year in 2016 and just like an eager teenager is bursting at the seams with ideas, flavours and new energy.

This year will be a very different year indeed. The festival kicks off with a Harbourside Festival Preview on Sunday September 25 – then runs to October 2nd.

Centre of the action will be the City Centre located in Harbour Drive.

“We see this as the natural evolution of the festival base, to see the festival grow it’s own identity,” Festival Coordinator John Logan said.


Over the last 16 years we have brought in acts from dozens of countries from Quebec to America as well as great acts from across Australia. While many are new acts to Buskers, we welcome returning artists where they have proved to be a ‘hit’ in our City.

To host a free event of this calibre in a regional area year after year is a credit to Coffs Harbour City Council. We want to make sure we continue to celebrate the great art of street theatre, entertain many people in our community and drive local spending to keep our City thriving.


It would be hard to find anyone who is more passionate about busking than Coffs Harbour booking agent and entrepreneur John Logan.

John has then spent the last fourteen years travelling the globe scouting for talent in far flung places. One act he booked were busking around a tram in Christchurch, another he found in a tiny pub in Freemantle.

Buskers has become so ingrained in his psyche that even his children say “if you want to get Dad’s attention, put the word ‘busker’ in the sentence.”



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