A fortnight of free gigs with London's buskers

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A fortnight of free gigs with London's buskers

The capital will be celebrating undiscovered muscial talent tomorrow as part of international Busking Day.

As well as performers on buses young musicians will be competing to be named London's top busker.

It's part of the Mayors 'gig' compettition which will also see every borough in the capital provide a stage for street performers to showcase their work over the next fortnight.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is a global capital of culture and we have produced some of the world’s greatest musicians. Many of them start out by busking and our Gigs competition gives them a fantastic opportunity to showcase their work. Over the next couple of weeks, you can enjoy brilliant performances from buskers competing to be crowned the capital’s top musicians and songwriters. Good luck to all those taking part.”

Dire Straits frontman, Mark Knopfler, said: “With so many smaller pub and club venues in London and other cities around the world falling victim to gentrification and rising rents it is more important than ever that enlightened civic authorities actively promote live music and performance in public places."

To find out more about the gigs around London, visit the Busk In London website. 

 

 

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