With just days away from the streets of downtown Vancouver being flooded with talented and entertaining buskers, ready to take on our fair city. Here are the performers you can catch this weekend at the Vancouver International Busker Fest!
Basketball Jones – New Zealand
Laid-Back Basketball Juggling Mayhem.
Captain of the New Zealand unicycle basketball team, Basketball Jones delivers crazy basketball mayhem featuring amazing dribbling, spinning and juggling of up to five regulation size basketballs at one time. Add a dose of infectious enthusiasm, physical comedy and a breath taking finale, and you’ve got a show that leaves audiences wishing the show would go into overtime.
Billions Cobra – Toronto
Comedian. Contortionist. Astrophysicist.
Byron from England – Vancouver
Power-Comedy Escapologist / The Nyquil Guy.
Duke Dreamer – Australia
The Absurdist’s Absurdist. You’re not Supposed to Get it.
Dynamike – Toronto
World Stunt Show Party Special Experience.
DynaMike has been performing his “World Peace Stunt Show Party Special Experience” for 17 years. He spent 2013 riding this 10-foot unicycle and juggling his chainsaw throughout the Middle East, Western Europe and across Canada. DynaMike’s shows are hilariously interactive, lovingly awkward and a lot of fun.
Eden – Edmonton
Fake Cowboy. Real Magician… with Whips!
Born in Hong Kong and raised on a diet of old spaghetti westerns in Edmonton, Alberta, nobody remembered to tell Eden that he couldn’t grow up to be a fake cowboy. Whip cracking, wise cracking and irredeemably irreverent. He’s got silver shoes and a silver tongue. Do try to keep up.
Jackie Sparrow – Calgary
Gravity-Defying Misfit Pirate Acrobat.
One misfit pirate, amazing feats of strength, and a 12 foot pirate ship is the recipe for an action packed show to thrill audiences of all ages. Join Jackie Sparrow and her unsuspecting crew as they embark upon an acrobatic adventure through the high seas in search of treasure and fortune. Combining breathtaking stunts with hilarious comedy, Jackie Sparrow’s quirky antics charm and delight her audiences in an adventure that leaves them wanting more!
Lisa Lottie – Holland
Dutch Hula-Hoop Warrior Princess.
Crazy agile, beautifully charming and unbelievably flexible! Lisa Lottie will have you on the edge of yourseat as she contorts her body and performs some of the most impressive Hula Hoop moves you haveever seen!. Expect great feelings of exhilaration & remember to scrape your jaw off of the floor. This show is all tricks, flourishes & laughter for the whole family!’
Mr. Fish – Australia
Sophisticated and Saucy Australian Vaudevillian.
The Amazing Mr. Fish presents a circus, comedy, mime extravaganza. Not since the vaudevillians of yesteryear have so many skills been seen in one amazing show, and not even they could do it with a fish down their trousers. Mr Fish is absurd, endearing, and very funny!
Piper McKenzie – Cranbrook
Sweet and Wholesome Comic Daredevil.
Reuben Dot Dot Dot – Australia
2013 Metro People’s Choice Winner.
Reuben DotDotDot defies gravity and death with acrobatic stunts and balances you need to see to believe. The show that has it all – humour; handstands; and holding on for dear life! Reuben Dot Dot Dot is returning to Vancouver after winning last year’s Metro People’s Choice award, an honour he won in Victoria, Halifax and Port Credit. We’re delighted to have him back.
Street Circus – Winnipeg / Chicago
Husband-Wife Super-Charged Super-Circus.
This husband & wife circus duo perform over 100 tricks and stunts throughout their show.
Cyr wheel, hand to hand acrobatics, hula hoops, handstands, contortion, fire juggling and of course comedy! As two award winning performers with over thirty years of combined world-wide performance experience, The Street circus bring an immense and youthful energy to the street with non-stop, high energy, up beat circus entertainment!
David Morin – Vancouver
Soul and RnB Looping Virtuoso.
Tomko – Calgary
A Bubble of Tranquility a la Hammered Dulcimer.
Sons of Granville – Vancouver
3-piece Indy Rock / Fusion Heroes.
Kutapira – Vancouver
5-piece Calypso Percussion Band.
Coldwater Road – Vancouver
Heart-warming. Heart-breaking. Lyrical folk music.
Spray Bombs – Victoria
Ethereal Spray Paint Art.
Kate Mior – Toronto
International Master Mime.
Is she real? Is she a doll? Watch her move and find out! Internationally recognized mime artist Kate Mior travels across the world performing her unique movement-based installations that will take your breath away!
Harrison Lee – Vancouver
Yo-Yo Boy Genius.
Chalk Chick – Toronto
Happiness Making Chalk Reproductions.
Vancouver International Busker Festival 2014
When: June 28 and 29
Time: noon to 10 p.m.
Where: Granville Street between Smithe and Dunsmuir
Enter the photo contest and WIN!
You could win a $200 Future Shop gift card by tagging your Busker Fest photos on Instagram with #VancityBusk. The most LIKES will win the prize! Contest runs from June 28 to 29.
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