LATEST UPDATE - April 2015
As the welcome message says - this website is an unofficial initiative by a few Bath Buskers. My name is Jez Broun and I have been asked to look after the website. It is a voluntarily effort when time permit. Currently busking in Bath is self-regulated regarding the booking of pitches but various laws are in place to address anti-social behaviour and in particular noise. Amplification is allowed but there is an ongoing debate whether they will be banned.
The good news is that the gang that dominated the streets for the past few years and who made much of the unacceptable noise and bent the time-served booking rules has largely moved on and any visiting busker is urged to study the established time-served protocol presented in The Bath Buskers Guide, even if you are told another system operates on the streets. The traditional protocol is fair to all and means we welcome buskers from further afield.
As street culture is based largely on rumour - the latest rumour is that the new PSPO laws have recently been enforced and orders served on at least one busker for excessive noise so please be aware you cannot just play as loudly as you like. A few of us have worked tirelessly to try to persuade officials not to ban amplifiers. A few can ruin it for everyone.
The Bath Buskers website strives to serve as a communications conduit and to promote fair, considerate and inclusive busking in Bath where the right to freedom of expression is not limited to just a few who hog the streets 24/7 with the same repertoires.
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