Singer songwriter Kim Churchill won the Bluesfest Busking Competition in 2009.
Singer songwriter Kim Churchill won the Bluesfest Busking Competition in 2009.

Young musos want to win Bluesfest Busking Competition

The Bluesfest Busking Competition for 2015 has broken an all-time record with interest and applications.

In the lead up to Bluesfest each year, up and coming artists have the opportunity to perform at Bluesfest and take their career to the next level, opening up their potential to an international audience.

Last year, more than 50 performances formed part of the Bluesfest Busking experience.

These performances included the Busking Stage at Bluesfest and Roaming Busking throughout the festival.

Previous winners of this competition have been current Byron Bay favourite Kim Churchill (pictured) and The Hussy Hicks.

Rootsy indie rock three-piece Eddie Boyd and the Phatapillars won the main competition last year.

After their win, the band experienced a 12-month period of non-stop touring and are about to release their first five-track EP, A Lover and a Fool, during this year's Bluesfest.

In the Grommet category, last year winners were locals Craig (3 members).

The Busking Stage is claiming more and more exposure every year, and last year there was even a surprise busker.

English singer songwriter Passenger took to the Busking Stage, showing the potential this stage can bring to the Bluesfest experience.

Passenger at Bluesfest: Passenger performs at Bluesfest over the weekend.

The grommet semi finals will be held at the YAC, Byron Youth Centre, on Saturday and Sunday from 11am.

The adult competition's semi finals will be held at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay on March 30 and 31, kicking off from 3pm.

The finals in both categories will be held at the Beach Hotel on Good Friday from noon.

The winners will get to play at Bluesfest 2015 over Easter and will get a song recorded by Studio 301 in Byron Bay.