The 23rd International Festival of Street Art BuskerBus will take place in the following cities:

23-25.08 Krotoszyn
27-28.08 Wrocław
30-31.08 Zielona Góra

The theme of this year’s edition of BuskerBus is strength and precision. Festival features spectacular circus shows that require difficult technical skills, e.g. aerial acrobatics, partner acrobatics, acrobatics in a Cyr wheel and juggling tricks. You will also have a chance to see dance theatres and clownery for the youngest audience. Artists from all over the world will present their shows that refer to the tradition of street theatre and use the elements of different disciplines of the new circus, juggling and dance.

Precision is required not only in the circus and dance shows but also in music. An inspiration in the selection of music programme was a Polish classic “Chłopiec z gitarą” (Boy with a Guitar). On the street, it is much easier to make passers-by stay when musicians play well-known covers. However, the musical part of the festival will be marked by talented artists presenting their own songs. Stop, close your eyes and let them invite you to their magical world filled with the carefully selected sounds of the guitar, beautiful vocals and meaningful stories.

BuskerBus is a celebration of street art. Festival entertains, triggers emotions, opens the audience to new experiences, reduces the distance between the audience and actors, introduces culture to urban space. The festival proves that the theatre can be easily available, and any place can become a stage. The audience becomes a part of the action, and every gate, monument or bench – a part of the set design. For invited artists, street art is both passion and work, and the street is no less important stage than the one in traditional theatres.

BuskerBus is a hat-based festival. The entrance is free, but we encourage you to award artists with tips, applause or at least a smile. The more energy you give them, the more they will give back to you.

There are no barriers at the festival. Artists set their stages (for security reasons, especially during circus shows, please follow their recommendations). We suggest you bring a blanket to watch the shows comfortably.

Organisers: artistic director Małgorzata Węglarz, Zielonogórski Ośrodek Kultury (Zielona Góra) and Krotoszyński Ośrodek Kultury (Krotoszyn). BuskerBus in Wroclaw is organised by Stowarzyszenie Promocji Artystów Ulicznych “Dundun” and financed by the Municipality of Wrocław www.wroclaw.pl