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Christchurch's Reimagined World Buskers Festival 2019 Dates Revealed

25 June 2018

Strut & Fret and ChristchurchNZ are thrilled to announce the 2019 dates for Christchurch’s reimagined festival, Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival.

Bread & Circus will run from 10 January – 3 February 2019. The festival kicks off with an intensive 10-day program full of exciting free events, exceptional ticketed shows, large-scale spectacle and world-famous busking pitches. The ticketed program and festival hub will then extend into February.

In celebration of its history, Bread & Circus builds upon Christchurch’s much-loved World Buskers Festival, amplifying it with world class twists and turns. Accessible street acts will maintain the heart of the old festival, with the addition of immersive and top-of-the-line performances from local, national and international talent propelling the festival and the city onto the world stage.

“We are committed to creating a festival in Christchurch that celebrates the unique and diverse range of New Zealand arts, alongside a carefully curated and complementary line-up of international arts,”

Scott Maidment, Director Strut & Fret

The festival will attract a diverse audience of Cantabrians, New Zealanders and international visitors to engage with the revitalised city of Ōtautahi Christchurch. Festival audiences should ‘expect the unexpected’ with the full programme launched and tickets on sale early October 2018.

Scott Maidment, Director of Strut & Fret is excited to present a premium programme of international significance, along the streets and inside the theatres of Christchurch that gives everyone the chance to engage in the extraordinary experience. “We are committed to creating a festival in Christchurch that celebrates the unique and diverse range of New Zealand arts, alongside a carefully curated and complementary line-up of international arts,” says Maidment.

“There are many surprises in store for the 2019 festival that we can’t wait to reveal in October. In the meantime, stay tuned for exciting new announces coming up about unique ways to explore and get involved in the festival.”

Linda Falwasser - ChristchurchNZ

Linda Falwasser from ChristchurchNZ says; “There are many surprises in store for the 2019 festival that we can’t wait to reveal in October. In the meantime, stay tuned for exciting new announces coming up about unique ways to explore and get involved in the festival.”

Audiences can stay up to date with exciting festival announcements by subscribing to the festival newsletter at www.breadandcircus.co.nz. This year, 20 lucky subscribers to the festival newsletter will be randomly selected to become ‘Toast of the Town’ VIPs for the 2019 festival. Perks include express festival entry, exclusive ticketing discounts and special tailored surprises throughout the 2019 festival. The lucky few will be announced on Monday 2 July.

www.breadandcircus.co.nz