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Nelson Buskers Festival - Buskers at The Boathouse

Thursday 31st January-Friday 1st February 2019

Join us for a cabaret night when the Buskers let down their hair for some serious hilarity. We dare you to sit at the front – who knows what might happen! Restricted to adults only - some content might offend.

This year’s performers are:

Hero-san - Japan - an acrobat, breakdancer and gymnast. Herosan's otherworldly balancing, outrageous humour and chopstick skills will have audiences spellbound.

The Atari Show by El Goma - Argentina/Germany - comedian and juggler.

Sara Twister - Australia/Germany - contortionist and acrobatic archer. One of the only professional contortionists in the world who, whilst balancing on her arms, can fire a bow … with her feet! Ready. Aim. Fire!

The Silver Starlets – Canada – All-female aerial acrobatic show. Full of glam, glitz and glitter, the Starlets twist, tumble, bend, climb and fall.

Basketball Jones - New Zealand - basketball freestyle and comedy juggling - ball skills like no other witnessed.

The Boathouse is on of three locations over four days. Trafalgar Street and the Church Steps are family-friendly free events.

Follow and 'Like' the Nelson Buskers Festival Facebook page for updates. If wet, there will be an alternative indoor venue posted on facebook.

Family Friendly


January 31
February 1


Thur 8pm / Fri 8.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


The Boathouse
326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Pre-sales $30 (plus Ticketdirect service fees); door sales $37.50

Tickets from Ticket Direct; Nelson i-SITE; Theatre Royal; Richmond Mall ph. 03 548 3840.


Additional Info

Official Website

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