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Busking Europe, in Germany

We arrived into Germany from the Netherlands and Belgium. Our aim was to cross the whole country, from west to east, to see what Germany had to offer.   Bonn After a van breakdown in the Netherlands, we decided that nothing could possibly go wrong in a town called Bonn. So that was our first Read More

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Busking Europe, in the Netherlands

We had heard some interesting things about busking in the Netherlands. The main one was that you could not busk in Amsterdam at all. But our information was a few years old, so we were unsure if things had changed. Seen as we were so close in Belgium anyway, it seemed a shame to miss Read More

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Busking in New Zealand, North Island

APRIL 2015 After months in South Australia and Victoria, busking in New Zealand meant a new country was going to be added to our list! It’s strange how some countries can be completely different to play music in. It also means getting used to a whole new set of rules and regulations. We flew to Read More

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Busking in Europe, England

After a few months of being based in Yorkshire for the winter we were excited when we got the opportunity to go away for a few days and get back on the road, busking in new places once more. We were booked for a couple of gigs a few days in a row in slightly Read More

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Busking in Australia, Victoria

Victoria was the second region of Australia we had tried busking in. The first was South Australia. It took at 10 hour coach journey to get from Adelaide to Ararat and the view did not differ much from this on the way. It was a huge change from living in Adelaide for a month! ARARAT We got Read More

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The Unwritten Rules of Busking

One major drawback, but occasionally a huge benefit to busking is that the laws and rules around it are very, VERY ambiguous. They vary dependent on place, time of day, street location, the mood of the police at the time etc. The main point to note is that they are all managed by individual town councils and Read More

Busking in Luxembourg

Busking in Europe, Luxembourg

OCTOBER 2014 For the previous dairy to this in Belguim, click here. LUXEMBOURG CITY Luxembourg was our next stop and we knew the city already, from our first mini Europe trip which felt comfortable and that was a nice relief after the last few days. We took a bus into town on the afternoon that Read More

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Europe Road Trip Test (2)

JUNE 2014 We awoke on our first morning in Luzern to perfect weather. The lake looked ridiculously good whenever the sun was out and our campsite was the Camping International, a stroll away from the town just down the length of Lake Lucerne. The busking rules in Luzern state that no amplification is allowed and Read More

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Europe Road Trip Test (1)

JUNE 2014 We had an idea to test out busking in other countries away from the UK to see whether it was possible and where. Both of us had done a little travelling previously but not in the slightly unnerving scenario of how far we travelled being dependant on how much money we could make. Read More