If you are planning to do some “al fresco” performing during Bunkfest then read on as we have organised a number of venues that will welcome you rather than move you on.

We are happy to see any types of performances from mime to singing and dancing, poetry to juggling.

Venues

Buskers Bolthole #1

Buskers Bolthole #1

This is at the north end of the Kinecroft, in a covered area in front of all the food outlets. Available Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. Please note The Baptist Church will be using this space for their Sunday Morning BunkFest special service.

Buskers Bolthole #2

Buskers Bolthole #2

This is in the George Hotel courtyard located on the High Street and only available between Noon and 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Buskers Bolthole #3

Buskers Bolthole #3

This is at the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, on the road between the main festival site and the main camp site. This is available from 10.30am-6.00pm Saturday and 10.30am-5pm Sunday.

Buskers Bolthole #4

Buskers Bolthole #4

At the entrance to Hart Street next to Sportswize Sports Shop. This is the main thoroughfare through to Wood Street public car park. Available Friday afternoon to Sunday Evening.

Buskers Bolthole #5

Buskers Bolthole #5

This is outside the KP Stationers in Feathers Yard on all days. The street fair will be in the town on Saturday and Sunday so position yourselves carefully.

NEW BUS..king

NEW BUS..king

The festival bus service is free so you are welcome to busk at any of the Festival Bus stops (see map) and carry on in and out of town on the bus. 300 vehicles a day will arrive and park in the Hithercroft Industrial Estate so a continual stream of festival goers will get on the buses there and return there to get to the camp site.

Etiquette

  • Don’t compete with other buskers. If someone is already performing, then, when they have finished that part of their act, get their attention and they will let you in AFTER the next part of their performance ( song or mime or what)
  • Everyone is allowed to do a minimum of two consecutive items before letting someone else in. If you are the one performing and want to do more than one more item then, as long as only one person is waiting, ask them if that would be ok when they approach you
  • Be polite. If you are using amplification then consider other people when setting the volume, and obviously don’t be a nuisance
  • Always acknowledge applause

Notes: If you are a singer and want to get a crowd then sing songs that people will know and recognise. If you are not Leonard Cohen then choose up beat music. Practise just a few tunes but play them at each venue.