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Busker Fest Back For 25th Year

 

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(Halifax, NS) – Celebrating its 25th year, the 2011 Halifax International Busker Festival, the oldest and largest of its kind in Canada, will take place on Halifax’s Waterfront, August 4-14 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
 
Over 30 Canadian and International acts will perform a wide-variety of family-friendly street theatre, including acrobatics, music, visual arts, comedy, fire shows, on five different stages along the waterfront.  Stage locations include, Historic Properties, Queen's Wharf (music stage), Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Summit Plaza and Sackville Landing.  
 
Some of the artists performing include: FlameOz, fire acrobats (Australia); Galumpha, acrobats (United States); Victor Rubilar, football juggler (Sweden); Fraser Hooper, mime/comedian (United Kingdom); Duke Dreamer, eccentric comedy (United Kingdom); Aidan Orange, contortionist/yo-yo master (Canada); Silly People, variety performers/comedy (Canada); Alakazam, contortionist (United Kingdom); Team 2X, martial arts, gymnastics and dance (Canada); Lords of Strut, acrobatic duo (Ireland); Pyromancer, fire performer (Netherlands); Throw2Catch, acrobats (Canada); llmask/Illmatic, dance troop (Canada); Peter Rabbit, bucket drummer (US); and Gazzo, magic (United Kingdom).
 
"What do Oprah and the Halifax International Busker Festival have in common? We are both celebrating 25 years of shows this year!” said Kim Hendrickson, Producer of the Halifax International Busker Festival.  "We are very pleased to celebrate this once in a lifetime milestone with many thousands of our friends, families, tourists and artists".
 
For more information the Halifax International Busker Festival, visit: http://www.buskers.ca/ 
 
Sponsors for the the Halifax International Busker Festival include: Westjest, Hotel Association of Nova Scotia (HANS), Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, Metro News and C100 and The Bounce. 

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