Street Performance World Championships
That time of year again folks where the hotly anticipated Street Performance World Championships rolls around. This year marks the 7th annual festival and the kind folk at Laya Healthcare in Cork have taken on the role of title sponsors. Thus, the "Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship" will take place this July in Cork (Fitzgerald Park on the 14th and 15th) and in Dublin's Merrion Square from the 19th to the 22nd. With attendance figures that surpassed 240,000 in 2011, Ireland's second largest non pay-in festival is expected to be even bigger and better this time round. We can't wait!
Last week saw the launch of the family festival with the arrival of iconic international performer, professional freak and reptile tattooed "Lizardman" to share his tricks with the people of Ireland. Yes, that's his tongue split down the middle. *Shudder
The Lizardman along with Lisa Lottie, Piano Juggler, The Space Cowboy (winner of SPWC 2011), Mr. Balloonatic among many others will return to entertain and no doubt freak out the onlooking festival goers. All info on the performers can be found on the SPWC website right here.
What's more, this year they've added a busker's stage to the bill at the in Merrion Square and they are looking for YOUR participation.
If you're interested, and a dab hand with either music, telling jokes, acting the clown or just ripping up a dance floor read this:
"We want to know what tricks you've got up your sleeve and we're open to suggestions, maybe what you do is so out-there that nobody's put a word on it yet! There's just one thing this is a family friendly event so keep it PG folks.
The Street Performance World Championship (SPWC) is Ireland's 2nd highest attended annual free family event. Every year it brings the best jugglers, acrobats, contortionists and magicians in world to Ireland and now is your chance to be a part of it. With approximately 240,000 people attended the SPWC in Dublin alone you'ld be a fool to miss out on this amazing chance
If you are interested in applying please contact Megan at email@example.com, Please attach AAAlink to your tunes, videos, website, facebook (or any other media that shows you in your best light) to be in with a chance to perform at Street Performance 2012. The head honchos (our founding fathers) here at Street Performance World Championship HQ along with our reigning champion The Space Cowboy will be combing through our virtual mailbag and sifting out Irelands hidden gems to programme the Busker's Stage."
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Thursday 31st May 2012 | Theatre
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