Buskerbus 2017 Arrives This Weekend


Wroclaw's annual street performance festival returns to the city on Saturday and will continue until Sunday evening.

An international festival of street art, BuskerBus takes place every year in summer in Wrocław and a few other Polish cities. 

In their own words, the Buskerbus is "a festival where the interaction between the artist and the audience is a key element."

Around 50 buskers take part, including musicians, clowns, jugglers, fire eaters, magicians, stilt walkers, circus artists and dancers.

The line up includes Polish artists as well as those from abroad, all of whom can travel on the festival's colourful 'Buskerbus'.

All performances are free at Buskerbus – though tips are presumably most welcome!

“We are assuming that the festival shouldn’t be only a collection of performing artists, as we often see, but a specific show, a uniform, multimedial composition.”

Romuald Popłonyk – Founder of the festival

The founder of the festival was Romuald Popłonyk, a man who has travelled half of the world as a one-man band and performed at numerous music festivals. Sadly he passed away in January of last year. 

The first Buskerbus Festival in 1997 was Poland’s first ever street entertainer’s festival. Needless to say it has been a success, with the festival now into its 21st edition. Since its inception, Buskerbus has also spread out to many other towns and cities in Poland. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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