Bread and Circus World Buskers Festival 2020 bigger and better than ever

Bread and Circus World Buskers Festival 2020 bigger and better than ever
Photo credit: Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival/Facebook.

Christchurch is filled with entertainers who all make a living via their hats. 

Ticket sales for the Bread and Circus World Buskers Festival are up by twenty-five percent compared to 2019 as a selection of internationally renowned acts get ready to take to the stage.

It's the biggest and longest-running buskers festival in New Zealand, but this year it's stepped up with performers coming out from thirty-two countries across the world.

Headlining in 2020's Bread and Circus world buskers festival is Blanc de Blanc, a 'champagne cabaret' - fresh from the stages of Las Vegas.

"The unexpected, that's what they can expect. A lot of surprises, a lot of comedy, a lot of fun, nothing serious," Monsieur Romeo, Blanc de Blanc's Maitre D', said.   

"I've been touring with Ditta Von Tease, and I've been working with Kylie Minogue, Beyonce."

Blanc de Blanc boasts some of the best dance and acrobatic talent in the world, including award-winning British Musical comedy duo, Flo and Joan. 

"We're just going to binge New Zealand over the next six days. We're going to binge Christchurch," the pair told Newshub. 

In 2018 the buskers festival was taken under new management and rebranded as Bread and Circus - now selling better than ever. 

Scott Maidment, Creative Director of the Bread and Circus World Buskers Festival, said in the last two years they've really amped it up.

"It's extended from a ten-day festival to a month-long and you know the performances take place in the streets, in the theatres and here in the amazing Spiegeltent and it is an exciting time to be in Christchurch."