Public space is for people, peace, love and art. No to evil, hatred and war!

Pilsen Busking Fest 2022 returns to the streets of Pilsen after a year! Look forward to one of the last summer parties, which will take place from September 1 to 4, and believe that the program will be worth it again. We hope that everything will take place in peace, without anti-pandemic restrictions and especially the war that is now in Ukraine <3

Lovers of various artistic styles, as well as ordinary residents of the city, will enjoy it thanks to the bold and at the same time very accessible festival dramaturgy.

The program will feature street musicians, bands of various genres, comedians, jugglers, circus performers, acrobats or dancers. The square will also feature artists, a graffiti wall and large-format paintings. You can also look forward to interactive creative zones and other surprises that we don’t even know about yet..

The main focus of the festival will be Náměstí Republiky, just like last year! Get ready for one zone in every corner and don’t worry, we’ll arrange the program so that it doesn’t interfere with each other. A large podium, an information stall, sales stands and creative zones designed for the direct involvement of visitors or for the creation of all kinds of artists will be built on the square. The festival will take place at the same time in the garden circle and adjacent streets at already proven locations near Lokál, Družba and Branka. And as is usual – part of the program will be given in advance and part not 🙂

We are very happy to give space to interested parties who want to try classic busking without the sound system, organization and promotion provided by us. We have already tried the concept of so-called free zones in previous years, and this year we will set aside several places where the only thing you will have to follow is the busker code published on our website.

What can you look forward to this year?

MUSIC ~ THEATER ~ CIRCUS ~ ACROBACY ~ DANCE ~ FIRESHOW ~ CREATIVE ZONES ~ STREET DANCE ~ EXHIBITIONS ~ GRAFFITY WALL ~ CREATORS ~ WORKSHOPS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ~ PERFORMANCE ~ BEATBOX BATTLE ~ FREE ZONES ~ CAFE ~ CELLAR ~ JAM SESSION AFTERPARTY ~ SILENT DJ’S AFTER PARTY ~ GOOD FOOD, DRINKS ~ VOLUNTARY ADMISSION and SOMETHING EXTRA THAT YOU CAN’T EXPERIENCE AT A NORMAL FESTIVAL…

“For artists, even skilled ones, there is perhaps no greater challenge than the direct confrontation of their art with visitors right on the street. Whoever manages it and amuses those around deserves a reward.”

Are you interested in what our festival is about and don’t have much time? Here is the aftermovie from 2021, which you can try in less than 2 minutes and you will be clear immediately: https://www.facebook.com/PilsenBuskingFest/videos/356153396201108

Do you have time, a good heart and maybe even some skills? Then maybe we are looking for you! The festival is gradually growing, and without the help of volunteers, on whom it all depends, PBF simply wouldn’t exist. If you are interested in getting involved, write to us on Facebook or to the email dobrovolnik@buskingfest.cz and we believe that we will come to an agreement.

We will keep you informed about the government regulations regarding covid-19 and although we hope that the situation will be “normal” again in September, we will of course adapt to all conditions.

PROGRAMME

You can find an overview of the confirmed artists here: https://buskingfest.cz/program/

The program for our festival is creating practically all the time. It is almost ready for this year, but we are accepting applicants for next editions as well. We invite everyone who would like to apply for to write to the email busking.plzen@gmail.com. Those who do not fit into the main program will have the same opportunity as last year in the so-called free zones, where everyone can perform!

The exact program will be published about 14 days before the festival via the clashfinder application!

FREE ENTRY BUT…

We don’t want to ask you for admission without a guarantee, to build fences and barriers between artists and you. We will open the streets of joy, freedom and current art without prejudice. Support individual artists by donation to their hats or guitar cases and be clear about who you appreciate and why. For them it is the only form of the fee, they are professionals, so let them know that you want to see them and similar ones on the streets more often and support their art and job!

More information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PilsenBuskingFest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pilsenbuskingfest/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu4b0VdFXWmtR1PmKmnAcHg

Organized by: CONEXIS z.s. and many other enthusiasts and volunteers!

Audio-visual documentation (including photos) will be taken from the event. By participating in the event, the participant grants the organization CONEXIS z.s. consent to the acquisition and publication of an audiovisual recording and photo documentation of one’s person, for the purpose of presenting the organization’s activities, and to further processing of personal data for the organization’s own use.

Pilsen Busking Fest 2022 poster