get WRECKED at buskers bY THE creek!



AYE AYE CAPTAINS!  This year we're getting "shipwrecked" and celebrating all things pirates, mermaids and the mysteries of the deep depths of the ocean.  Put on your peg leg, wiggle your tentacles and get yourself down to Winders Park on the 14th and 15th October! 

Pre-festival, "Battle of the Buskers" takes over the Currumbin Pub from 7pm on Friday 13th!  Come and see our festival finalists take to the stage for a performance showdown! 

Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some, but the competition winner will walk away with a career changing prize package including an Airlie Beach Festival of Music paid performance slot and VIP stay, a recording package from Lovestreet Studios, a media package from BlankGC, a publicity package from Kitty Kitty Bang Bang and cold hard cash!

$10 entry // 18+

"Buskers by the Creek" will then kick-off at 10am on Saturday 14th October, with an action packed two days of swashbuckling entertainment.   

FREE ENTRY // 10am to 6pm // 14th and 15th October 

about the program

Take-home souvenir copies will be available from our information caravan, market stalls, or roaming buskers buccaneers - make sure to bag yourself a copy!  It's FREE!  

about the food

We'll be serving up flavour and flair on stage and on your plate!

Tastes of Persia, Italy, Spain, Jamaica and Mexico are just a few of the featured cuisines that will tempt the taste buds of our 2017 crowds.

about the bar

2017 will see a 'NightQuarter Bar' within the festival grounds and their team will be serving up a variety of beverages to quench your festival thirst.  There's a stage within the bar area, with live music kicking off from 10.30am both days.  18+ only permitted.  If you haven't been to NightQuarter in Helensvale, check out their upcoming event calendar at

about the parking

We've got loads of options this year to keep those parking tickets at bay!

Currumbin Primary School have kindly opened their oval gates and will be offering $5 parking - it's just around the corner from Winders Park, on Philip Street.  The gates will be manned by their teachers and volunteers, with all funds generated going towards much needed educational material. 


​Parking is also available across the road from Currumbin RSL, in the grass area behind the Veterans Support Centre.  

A designated festival "Drop Off Zone" will also be stationed along Duringan Street, for those wishing to drop off family, friends or equipment before heading to find a park.  Look out for our welcoming volunteers dressed in top hats and wide grins!

We promote walking and cycling to the event, but for those opting to use public transport, a bus departs from The Pines Shopping Centre on an hourly basis. 

Given the unique venue, on-street parking is the main option and some leg work will be required.  When parking, we thank you for being mindful of our neighbours and not obstructing access to their properties.  Happy neighbours = annual event approval!


$2pp TAXI FARES to BBTC17 - much cheaper than a parking ticket!  The drivers are on rotation from 9.30am to 6.00pm.  
Thanks to Gold Coast Cabs​, you can now also catch a safe ride to and from the festival.  Look out for the specially marked BBTC maxi taxi.  There are three pick-up locations, with a driver doing the rounds from the below:
The Palm Beach Hotel Saloon Bar - Pick up location - Cnr 5th Ave and Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach.  First pick up leaving at 9.20am.
Next pick-up at 9.45am is Currumbin Pub - Traders Way - Currumbin - Taxi rank located in courtesy bus designated area.
The Pines Elanora is the third pick up at 10.00am​ - Corner Guineas Creek Road and KP McGrath Drive.  Pick up location - Taxi rank near Pizza Hut.
Taxi's will then make rotating pick-ups at all locations throughout the day. 
Gold Coast Cabs - Giving back to our community!

about the BARKING

BBTC is open to all, so your pooches can also kick back and enjoy the festivities. Remember: no leash = no entry.

about the kids zone


Karma Kids will be creekside serving up entertainment, circus, art and crafts, plus much more!  Sail on over and drop ye anchor at the Kids Zone - X marks the spot!

Check out the full program of activities here.   For all enquiries contact Skye on 0407 400 518

about the park grounds

In order to accommodate the international food vendors and entertainers, internal carparks will be closed from Friday 13th October, to 5pm on Monday 16th October.

Winders Park is home to a number of BBQ areas which will be accessible throughout the weekend.  Toilet facilities are also available within the park grounds.

For those opting for menu alternatives, there is a selection of nearby takeaway food outlets and restaurants - keep an eye out for their festival specials!

about the accomModation

For those travelling from interstate who need to park up and rest their heads, the Southern Gold Coast has many accommodation options close to the festival venue.  Check out: 

about first aid

Not that we expect any injuries, but we'll have qualified first aid personnel on site and they'll be easily accessible from the information tents. 


We recommend you pack a picnic blanket or your favourite camp chair and lay claim to your preferred position.  A beach umbrella wouldn't go astray either and remember, SLIP, SLOP, SLAP!

No worries if you forget your money honey!  Thanks to ATM's On The Go, an ATM will be accessible at the event.  If you've not saved up enough buskers coins, we've also got you covered!  Our 'buskers tip picks' will be for sale in $10 packs - remember a busker is someone who entertains in a public place for donations!  Remember to TIP!  


Buskers by the creek

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