TEMPO DE FESTA - we're bringing brazilian bling to buskers!

Put on your samba sequins, polish your rio rumba and get yourself down to Winders Park on the 13th and 14th October! 

Pre-festival, "Battle of the Buskers" takes over the Currumbin Pub from 7pm on Friday 12th October!  Come and see our festival finalists take to the stage for a performance showdown!  The competition winner will walk away with a career changing prize package including a 2018 Airlie Beach Festival of Music paid performance slot including VIP play and stay, a paid performance slot at Surfers Paradise LIVE festival 2019, automatic entry into the prestigious Bluesfest Busking Competition, a recording package from Lovestreet Studios, a media package from BlankGC, cold hard Sailor Jerry cash and more!

$10 entry // 18+

"Buskers by the Creek" will then kick-off at 10am on Saturday 13th October, with an action packed two days of entertainment.   Remember - If you love what you see or hear, DON'T FORGET TO TIP!

10am to 6pm // 13th and 14th October 

about the program

Take-home souvenir copies will be available from our information caravan, market stalls, or roaming buskers carnivale king and queens - make sure to bag yourself a copy!  It's FREE!  

about the food

We'll be serving up flavour and flair on stage and on your plate!

Tastes of Persia, Italy, Spain, Jamaica and Mexico are just a few of the featured cuisines that will tempt the taste buds of our 2018 crowds.

about the bar

2018 will see the Stone and Wood and Sailor Jerry teams serving up a variety of beverages to quench your festival thirst.  There's a stage within the bar area, with live music kicking off from 10.30am both days.  18+ only permitted.  

about the parking

We've got loads of options this year to keep those parking tickets at bay!

Currumbin Primary School have kindly opened their oval gates and will be offering $5 parking - it's just around the corner from Winders Park, on Philip Street.  The gates will be manned by their teachers and volunteers, with all funds generated going towards much needed educational material. 


​Parking is also available across the road from Currumbin RSL, in the grass area behind the Veterans Support Centre.  

A designated festival "Drop Off Zone" will also be stationed along Duringan Street, for those wishing to drop off family, friends or equipment before heading to find a park.  Look out for our welcoming volunteers dressed in top hats and wide grins!

We promote walking and cycling to the event, but for those opting to use public transport, a bus departs from The Pines Shopping Centre on an hourly basis. 

Given the unique venue, on-street parking is the main option and some leg work will be required.  When parking, we thank you for being mindful of our neighbours and not obstructing access to their properties.  Happy neighbours = annual event approval!


$2pp TAXI FARES to BBTC18 - much cheaper than a parking ticket!  The drivers are on rotation from 9.30am to 6.00pm.  
Thanks to Gold Coast Cabs​, you can now also catch a safe ride to and from the festival.  Look out for the specially marked BBTC maxi taxi.  There are three pick-up locations, with a driver doing the rounds from the below:
The Palm Beach Hotel Saloon Bar - Pick up location - Cnr 5th Ave and Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach.  First pick up leaving at 9.20am.
Next pick-up at 9.45am is Currumbin Pub - Traders Way - Currumbin - Taxi rank located in courtesy bus designated area.
The Pines Elanora is the third pick up at 10.00am​ - Corner Guineas Creek Road and KP McGrath Drive.  Pick up location - Taxi rank near Pizza Hut.
Taxi's will then make rotating pick-ups at all locations throughout the day. 
Gold Coast Cabs - Giving back to our community!

about the BARKING

BBTC is open to all, so your pooches can also kick back and enjoy the festivities. Remember: no leash = no entry.

about the kids zone

Karma Kids Zone will be serving up entertainment all weekend from 10am - 6pm, including circus, arts and crafts, plus much more!  There'll be loads of free activities, plus a variety of creative craft workshops including dreamcatcher creation, mandala weaving and loads more! Their crazy carnivale prices start from only $5.

Fantasia Facepainting will also be getting your festival faces on, with their glitter tattoos also spreading our carnivale spirit. 

Hapy Studios (and yes, it's only one p) at Currumbin will be offering free circus activities including hula hoops, juggling, yoga and acrobatics.   Show times for their aerial silks and hoop performers will be announced here soon.

From 2pm - 5pm both Saturday and Sunday, Be Messy will be heightening the kids senses with free messy play sessions for kids from 5 years. 


Other activities being served up in the Karma Kids Zone include:



10am - 2pm


Lego fun for all ages



10am - 3pm

JULIA ROSE - Internationally renowned floral artist

Fresh flower garland workshop starting from $5


10am - 5pm


Help 13 year old Phoebie raise funds for Shark Conservation by purchasing her eco friendly bamboo products.



A buskers bazaar stall selling hand dipped beeswax wraps, perfect for the kids lunches!

For all enquiries regarding the Karma Kids Zone, contact Skye on 0407 400 518

about the park grounds

In order to accommodate the international food vendors and entertainers, internal carparks will be closed from Friday 12th October, to 5pm on Monday 15th October.

Winders Park is home to a number of BBQ areas which will be accessible throughout the weekend.  Toilet facilities are also available within the park grounds.

For those opting for menu alternatives, there is a selection of nearby takeaway food outlets and restaurants - keep an eye out for their festival specials!

about the accomModation

For those travelling from interstate who need to park up and rest their heads, the Southern Gold Coast has many accommodation options close to the festival venue.  Check out:


about first aid

Not that we expect any injuries, but we'll have qualified first aid personnel on site and they'll be easily accessible from the information tents. 


We recommend you pack a picnic blanket or your favourite camp chair and lay claim to your preferred position.  A beach umbrella wouldn't go astray either and remember, SLIP, SLOP, SLAP!

No worries if you forget your money honey!  Thanks to ATM's On The Go, an ATM will be accessible at the event.  If you've not saved up enough buskers coins, we've also got you covered!  Our 'buskers tip picks' will be for sale in $10 packs - remember a busker is someone who entertains in a public place for donations!  Remember to TIP!  


Buskers by the creek

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