Policy, Regulations and Philosophy

Buskers Guidelines

Buskers must register at the office on market day in order to cash in busker’s tokens. Buskers tokens must be handed into the office by 4.00 pm on market day. When signing in you will be requested to outline the content of your performance, time required and probable size of the crowd you will attract so you can be directed to the appropriate busking areas. You will be also asked if you have your own Insurance, if applicable a copy will be retained by the office. The Channon Market is a family orientated market and we ask that the content of your performance is unlikely to offend any spectators/visitors.
Each performance should not exceed 20 minutes. If you do not have your own insurance, you are not allowed to use fire/machinery or any other implement or procedure that increases the probability of an incident/accident.
When busking outside the busking areas, please ensure that you do not impede the flow of traffic or block any retailers site. Busking in front of the stone toilets between the hours of 12 pm and 1.30 pm is to be avoided due to this being peak lunchtime. Please ensure amplification of instruments or voice does not exceed limits that interfere with stallholders, other performers or patrons of the market.
Please do not ask or involve any members of the public to join your act, as this will negate public liability insurance and leave you at risk of being involved in a nasty court case. We are sad this is the present situation but urge you to take this precaution

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