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Rules and conditions

RULES AND CONDITIONS TO TAKE PART IN THE FERRARA BUSKERS FESTIVAL 2021 (25th -29th August)

The Ferrara Buskers Festival is a non-competitive parade. It includes two main sections: the invited musicians and the fringe credited artists. Both sections give life to the festival. Artists can apply as invited musicians or as fringe credited artists. If selected, they will receive the official invitation to the FBF.

INVITED MUSICIANS (soloists or bands):

  • The invited acts (soloists, duo or bands) are 20 and are selected according to stricter criteria.
  • They receive hospitality (board and accommodation) from the organization and will be refunded for their travel expenses.
  • They have to perform for the whole Festival.
  • Every year the Festival is dedicated to a Guest City, so part of the 20 acts will come from the that city to represent it.
  • They can "pass their hat” and sell their CDS.

FRINGE CREDITED ARTISTS (this section includes mostly musicians but also artists performing other street shows genres):

  • According to the spots available, every day the organization arranges more than 90 spots for the fringe credited artists. This implies that in terms of numbers, the fringe credited artists are much more than the invited acts. During the festival around 800 buskers are expected to attend the venue.
  • They are not given any money back from the Organization but can benefit from the special offers regarding accommodation and food arranged by the Organization.
  • They can "pass their hat” and sell their CDS.
No invited or accredited artist/group receives compensation or cachet.
All buskers can "pass their hat”.

RULES

Respecting the figure of the street musician / artist, it is specified that (READ CAREFULLY)::

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No connections to the electricity are allowed.

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Generators are not allowed.

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Excessively powerful amplifiers are not allowed (max 50/100 w dry battery systems allowed).

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During the registration phase, checks will be carried out to verify the systems.

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Complete drum sets are not allowed (max 3-piece sets of which bass drum with mute or soundproof cloth are allowed).

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Audio CDs and video DVDs are required for the selection and archive of the festival (to be sent by ordinary mail).

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Incomplete applications without audio or video material will not be considered.

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The selected artists are included in the official program of the festival and, confirming their availability to participate, they undertake to be present for the assigned days.

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p>The artists, invited or accredited, must respect the times and places indicated by the organization. The positions of the invited musicians are established in advance and published in the festival guide, while those of the accredited artists are decided day by day and made public online and/or at the Information Point.

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The invited artists perform every evening (21.30 - 24.00) and alternating afternoons (18.00-19.30) following the rotation of the assigned positions.

The organization may invite artists or groups on its own initiative even after the deadline for particular artistic merits and if it believes that the presence of the chosen artist / group can help raise the quality level of the event.


REGISTRATION CLOSED

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021.
It will be possible to register again from September 2021


The cards, presentations, images and video / audio files uploaded by the accepted groups will be published on the festival website.

Register or log in to fill in the participation form.