Bread and Circus 2021 will take place from Friday 15 January to Sunday 31 January, across three weekends and summer school holidays in the heart of Central Christchurch.

We’re planning for The Buskers Festival to return with a special home-grown edition in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch. The 2021 festival will feature the best hand-picked local artistic talent, celebrating the rich, dynamic and diverse creative culture that thrives across New Zealand.

With a focus that’s firmly local, 2021 will bring a backyard celebration to remember! 

 As always, it’ll be a family affair, with tonnes of busking, a spotlight on local provedores, iconic Christchurch venues, and free outdoor entertainment for the whole family.   

The festival program will be announced in November 2020.  


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The safety and comfort of our audiences, artists and team are our top priority. The festival team are constantly monitoring government health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19, and we’ll keep you updated on safety measures as planning progresses.