2020 Busking Competition

This could be your BIG break! It's your change to share your talent on stage at Westfield Warringah Mall in our 2020 Busking Competition. 

Heats will be held Sunday 1st November, Sunday 8th November, Sunday 15th November, Sunday 22nd November. Winners from each Heat will proceed to the Final held Sunday 29th November where the final judging for first, second and third place are selected.


  • Every act selected to perform in the Heats will receive a $100 Gift Voucher from Westfield Warringah Mall.
  • THIRD place will receive a $250 Gift Voucher from Westfield Warringah Mall
  • SECOND place will receive a Boss Looping Pedal & $250 Gift Voucher from Warringah Mall
  • FIRST place will receive a free recording session of their music, a Roland Street Cube EX Amplifier, Washburn Acoustic Guitar & $250 Gift Voucher from Westfield Warringah Mall


  1. Put together a short video showcasing your music. 
  2. Submit your entry HERE by 31 October 2020.
Performers must be aged between 11 & 29 years of age as of the 1st of October 2020.
Performers under the age of 12 must have their parents or guardians written approval sent to



  1. Performers must be aged between 11 & 29 years of age as of the 1st of October 2020. Performers under the age of 12 must have their parents or guardians written approval sent to geoffb@mallmusic.com.au
  2. Performers cannot be signed to a Record or Publishing label
  3. For the purposes of this competition, "Busking" is defined as playing a musical instrument and/or singing.
  4. Performances can be a solo or duo act across any musical instrument
  5. You must provide your own musical instrument/s
  6. There will be a total of 28 entries, 7 on each day over the 4 Sunday’s in November.
  7. Mall Music will decide who is eligible for entry.
  8. Performers who are eligible for entry must be available on the nominated date given to them by the organisers. The organisers will attempt to accommodate dates for the entrants however no guarantees can be given.
  9. Each Heat winner must be available to perform at the finals on the 29th Nov
  10. Performers eligible for entry must be ready to perform on the nominated time & date. Performers who are late for their heat or do not turn up will be disqualified. 

 Sound & Stage Production

  1. Mall Music will provide the PA system including fold-back & Sound production including a Audio engineer.
  2. Microphones will be provided, however, Performers can bring their own due to COVID 19 caution. Microphones must be wired & take an XLR jack.
  3. Performers will have a total of 30 minutes on stage for instrument hook up, Sound Check & performance.
  4. Electric, Acoustic & Keyboard Amps will be provided on stage for the performers. However entrants can bring their own with prior approval of the organizers. Drum Kits cannot be amplified.
  5. All performers must bring their own instrument leads.
  6. Performers material must be suitable for a family friendly atmosphere & volume limits will apply.


Heat Winners & Final

  1. Voting will be done by expert staff at Mall Music & by audience participation split 50/50.
  2. Mall Music will looking originality, quality of musicianship & presentation. (Judges Choice)
  3. The audience will have the opportunity to vote after the heat performance via a crowd response requested by the host of the event.(Audience Choice)
  4. The Judge’s Choice decision will be final & for the Winner of the event will be scaled up based on the originality of material & stage presence, that is you wrote your own song.


Other Terms & Conditions

  1. Neither Mall Music or Westfield Warringah Mall will take responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged equipment. Each performer is responsible for their own equipment.
  2. Performers will indemnify Mall Music & Westfield Warringah Mall & its agents for any actions, loss of property, claims of any kind resulting in personal injury. Performers are advised to seek their own legal advice on their personal insurance claims.
  3. Each performer (and the parent/guardian of the performer under the age of 12 years) have read & understand the Mall Music/Warringah Mall Buskers competition Terms & Conditions.
  4. By entering this competition you AGREE to having your entry video, and any subsequent footage/photography published online for the proposes of promoting Mall Music and Westfield Warringah Mall. 
  5. In the case of further COVID 19 restrictions Mall Music has the right to cancel or postpone the event.
  6. If the stage area is affected by adverse weather events the Heats will be conducted in the Community Hall above the Library at Warringah Mall.
  7. In the case of adverse weather events on the day of the finals the event will be postponed until a suitable day can be found to conduct the event on the Centre Stage Warringah Mall.
  8. The organisers Mall Music & Westfield Warringah Mall have the right to change any of the terms & conditions of the event without notice.