Victoria International Buskers Festival starts its 10-day run July 17

Returning and new acts fill six festival stages

Top international busker acts are once again descending on Victoria.

The Victoria International Buskers Festival, one of Victoria’s top annual attractions, starts its 10-day run beginning July 17. The fifth edition of the free festival will again be presenting professional street theatre performers from Sweden, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada.

“We hear from people all year round how impressed they are with the quality of talent we present,” says Executive Director John Vickers. “This year’s lineup includes magicians, one of the top hula hoop performers in the world, acrobats, jugglers, we have a fire show act – the community and visitors alike are in for a real treat.” victoriabuskers.com

Vickers says after last year’s celebratory All-Stars event, a majority of stage acts this year are performing in Victoria for the first time. They include the UK’s Lisa Lotte, recognized as one of the world’s top hula hoop performers and the English Gents, an Australian based duo considered to be one of the world’s top busker acts. Returning from 2011 are Kalamazoo Michigan’s Aerial Angels along Quebec City’s Les Vitamines, an acrobatic duo who participated in 2012.  Also making a second festival appearance is Montreal’s Mat Velvet and Charlie Show who, like Les Vitamines, have performed with the Cirque du Soleil.

The festival also celebrates local francophone culture in Greater Victoria with a host of francophone participants and a special francophone themed show.

 

 

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