OUR CREATOR'S STORY
With humble beginnings, Busk for a Cure started in 2014 with Founder, Helmut Uhlmann, and four of his friends busking in Hyde Park. Helmut created BFAC as a symbol of love for his mother and a tangible way he could use his passion for music to support her through her long struggle with different cancers.
Though he lost his mum to endometrial cancer one year later, the spirit of BFAC lived on and the festival has significantly expanded in size to become an annual event that engages the community and makes a real impact.
For the past five years Busk for a Cure has raised over $13,000 for the Cancer Council and Crohn’s and Colitis Australia. In 2019 we're going to take things into overdrive to create an unforgettable experience for artists, businesses and the community.
WHAT IS BUSK FOR A CURE?
Busk for a Cure is an independent street music festival that raises money for cancer research. Each year, more than 50 artists perform across 5 locations in Newtown and 100% of donations go straight to charity. We've contributed over $13,000 to Cancer Council NSW and Crohn's & Colitis Australia since we first took to the streets in 2014.