We love music and encourage local buskers, musicians and bands to perform at our iconic markets (Community, Beachside and Twilight Market). Read on for more information about general requirements, eligibility and insurance.

Bands & Performers

To be eligible to perform at the Byron Bay Markets a band must:

  • provide a copy of its current public liability insurance to market management.
  • be able to provide a tax invoice for payment of an appearance fee.

A tent area, with electricity supplied, is provided as a performance space but the band must provide its own PA and mixer, if required. Bands may also sell their own CDs and merchandise from the tent.

Market management advertises bands’ appearances in the public notices of the Byron Shire Echo and Byron News and in the gig guides in the Byron Shire Echo, Byron News and the Northern Star. Bands can contact the above newspapers with their own bios for more PR.

Bands are encouraged to promote their attendance at the Community Market though all platforms available to them.

Requirements for Buskers

Buskers must register at the market Information Tent before they can perform at the Byron Bay Markets.

Busker Resistration:

  • Read the details in the buskers’ folder at the Information Tent.
  • If needing clarification, check with market management before signing the registration form.
  • Complete and sign the registration form. In signing this form, a performer is acknowledging that they have read and understood the conditions on the information sheet.
  • People under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the form
  • If applicable, provide a photocopy of their public liability insurance cover and receipt of payment to staff.

Buskers’ public liability insurance:

All buskers and street performers who interact with the public and/or use sharps and/or fire must be covered by public liability insurance. They must check their insurance to see whether asking members of the public to join or be involved in their act, may negate their public liability insurance.

Buskers may perform in an open space on the market ground, but must move on after 20 minutes of performing in one spot. They are required to choose suitable locations where pedestrian access will not be blocked as a result of a crowd gathering to watch or listen to a performer performing. The busker’s audience must not block the entrance to stall sites or hinder trading. The busker can encourage customers to move in closer.

Market management reserve the right to ask buskers to stop performing as a result of inappropriate behaviour or if access by market goers to stalls and/or exits are blocked as a result of a busker’s performance.

Byron Shire Council’s market policy states that no electrical amplification is allowed at the market other than a public address system for the market management and for the band. Buskers can therefore only perform acoustically.

Attendance at Byron Bay Markets

All bands, performers and buskers are covered by the same rules and regulations as applies to stallholders, where this is applicable. This includes:

  • WHS (Workplace Health & Safety)
  • Electricity
  • Parking
  • No Smoking Or Alcohol
  • Animals, Pets & Dogs
  • Social Media Policy
  • Code Of Conduct

Performers who have questions or concerns can ask staff at the Information Tent or speak with one of the Stallholder Representatives.

Apply today

Want to perform at one of our markets? Email us your application today including links to your music, website and social media.

Byron Community Market email marketsadmin@byroncentre.com.au
Byron Beachside Market email markets@byroncentre.com.au
Byron Twilight Market email artisanmarkets@byroncentre.com.au