First performers announced for 2019 Auckland International Buskers Festival

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An unmissable line-up of international and local performers will hit the streets over Auckland Anniversary Weekend with energetic displays of breakdancing, music, hula-hoops, fire stunts, acrobatics and more! The Auckland International Buskers Festival 2019 returns to Auckland’s CBD and Waterfront for another year, with four full days of crowd-pleasing delights from January 25 – 28, 2019.

The first two acts have been confirmed, and set to stun audiences are award-winning French/Australian street performance collective Surprise Effect, and London-based enigmatic multi-hoop artist Satya Hoops. With their dynamic and interactive style of breakdancing and hip hop, Surprise Effect offer a show that fuses acrobatics and theatricality with a powerful message. The highly skilled Satya Hoops has captivated audiences world-wide with her hula-hooping spectacles, including the likes of royalty and presidents. Heading around the globe to over 42 countries, her multi-hooping combines balance, strength, and flexibility in amazing displays with dozens of hoops.

Ten extraordinary performers will come from far and wide with thrilling performances to entertain the Auckland crowds. The full line-up is still to come for a weekend full of impressive talent – save the date and your Christmas cash, and check back from Friday 21 December 2018 for the complete schedule.

Auckland International Buskers Festival 2019

Fri 25 Jan – Mon 28 Jan 2019
Day Shows in various locations in Auckland CBD and waterfront.
Fri/Sat/Sun Night Shows in Market Square, Viaduct Harbour.

The Festival is proudly supported by Auckland Council, Waitemata Local Board and Panuku Development Auckland.