Step inside Fantasyland

Buskers by the Lake at sunset in 2021.

Step inside Fantasyland as over 250 of the world’s most mystifying performers showcase their out-of-this-world skills at this year’s multi-award winning Buskers By The Lake.

Returning to the Sunshine Coast from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August, this multi-day, multi-event festival boasts a highly curated and completely unmissable lineup of local and interstate performers.

From record breaking stunts to sideshow sensations, contortionists to world-class musicians, there’s never a dull moment at Buskers By the Lake.

Celebrating a second year at its new home, Buskers by the Lake has quickly cemented itself as one of the Sunshine Coast’s most sensational weekends.

Festival organiser Cindy Jensen, explained that Buskers by the Lake would not be possible without the overwhelming support of the Sunshine Coast community.

“We wouldn’t be celebrating our ninth year if it wasn’t for the support of our sponsors and partners and it’s because of them that we can continue to welcome a sea of smiles come show day,“ she said.

Sunshine Coast Council Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said last year’s Buskers By The Lake was a great attraction for visitors to plan a week or long weekend away to enjoy the Sunshine Coast and experience some eclectic, creative and authentic entertainment.

“This festival appeals to such a wide attendee demographic, where inclusivity and diversity have a strong emphasis from both a performer and attendee perspective,” Cr O’Pray said.

“We want to be the region where bright new talent is discovered, with the event being a launching pad for young and budding performers.”

Intent on giving back to the community, this year, Buskers by the Lake is partnering with The Starlight Foundation, donating 10 per cent of ticket proceeds to the not-for-profit.

“We also want to create happiness for those who are unable to make it lakeside,“ Cindy said.

“The Starlight Foundation has been a charity of choice of mine for many years, so this partnership made total sense!“

There’s no better time to snap up those tickets! For a short time only, festival organisers will be waving their magic wands and granting early-bird weekend passes for the price of single day tickets.

For the full three day program and to secure your tickets visit