The world's largest street performance programme
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Photo by Rupert Caney
THE BUSKERS' CODE
*This code was collaboratively written by performers, the Metropolitan police, land owners, local businesses and local councils
We curate over 12,000 hours of live music and street performance on busking pitches across the capital each year
We have over 600 performers on our talent roster and work with private land owners and brands to create performance and earning opportunities for artists
Sign up to get involved in 2021
Photo: KT Tunstall at Wembley Park on International Busking Day 2019
LONDON'S STREETS ARE PAVED WITH TALENT
You never know who might spot you performing on our pitches!
Hattie Briggs was spotted by Alfie Boe while performing on our Network Rail busking pitch at Paddington Station. Now he's taking her on the road as his support act. The 22 date tour culminates in the Royal Albert Hall.
Lucy May Walker was also spotted recently by Jeremy Vine while performing on our pitch at Charing Cross Station. He invited her to perform live on his BBC Radio 2 show.
Well done Hattie & Lucy May!
Join our performer community on our Busk in London social pages today.
INNOVATING WITH TECHNOLOGY
ACCEPT CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
We partnered with iZettle in 2018 to create a new software patch to
pre-set contactless tipping amounts and keep the payment units awake.
This tech innovation was a world first and enabled passers by to quickly and easily
tip a busker without having to wait until the end of a song.
Contactless payments are more important than ever due to the global pandemic.
Click on the link below for all information on our exclusive Busk in London iZettle partnership and how it works for performers.
Once registered you will need to switch on the specially designed Repeat Payments app in the iZettle Go app to ensure a smooth busking experience. To learn how click here
We created International Busking Day in 2015 as a hashtag campaign to help raise the profile of street performance and celebrate talent
Now in its 4th year street performers participate all over the world