Documentary Series by Marc Pingry Productions, Inc.

103: The World Buskers Festival – New Zealand


Busking main square, Christ Church, NZ

Busking, which dates back to 1852, includes any street entertainment performed for the public.

The city of Christchurch comes alive when street performers from all over the world converge on this beautiful location on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The Festival’s program captures the live performances of some of the best “buskers”, hand picked by the Festival’s director, Jodi Wright, from around the world.


Performers main stage


Off the Beaten Path: The crew travels north from Christchurch to the former Maori and whaling village of Kaikoura. Here they meet with local tour guide Maurice Manawatu, who introduces the Maori culture to the team.

You can’t be in New Zealand without doing something related to Lord of the Rings. In the Canterbury High Country the Festivals team goes to the valley where the Riders of Rohan made their home on a rock with the real name of Mt Sunday.

Special Thanks Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing.

Other Link(s): World Buskers FestivalTourism New Zealand