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Bluesfest busking show-down

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Over 18s winner was Gold Coast band funk band Electric Lemonade. Photo supplied.

Last night was the Bluesfest busking finals show-down at The Beach Hotel and it was quite a sight to see. Nine artists took to the stage with three grommets, Piper Butcher, Otis Namrell & the Blues Brigade and Palm Valley, competing for the under 18s while in the over 18 event it was between The Fergies, Port Royal, Katie Who, Dead Creek Rising, Electrik Lemonade and McDermott & North – all east coast artists.

Grommets winners were Palm Valley made up of young Kingscliff friends Ryan and Arden. Photo supplied.

The Grommets winners were Palm Valley who are two good friends from Kingscliff Ryan and Arden. Th ever 18s was taken out by funk band Electric Lemonade, a Gold Coast band.

All 2019 finalists will play at the 30th anniversary Bluesfest, with the runners up playing on the Delta stage throughout the festival.    A number of Busking artists will also be showcased in the Byron Music during the festival.  Check out the Blusefest app for more details.


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