Welcome to the Bath Buskers Web Site

The name says it all:- it's a web site by buskers for buskers about busking and street entertainment in Bath, with contributions from many of Bath's local buskers. Please note that this is not the official website of Bath buskers - such a thing would be a contradiction in our view. It is a website by some buskers in Bath.

If you busk in Bath (or elsewhere) and would like to contribute to the site you are very welcome - you can email the site via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We try to be inclusive, although if you would prefer to remain enigmatic, as some people do, then that's fine. However, even if you're not a busker - perhaps a local resident or maybe a visitor to our city - we hope that you will find plenty in these pages to inform and entertain.

You'll find these pages packed full of useful info about busking, and the answers that you always wanted to know to the questions you never dared to ask, such as: how do I get a pitch? Is busking legal? Do I need a license to busk in Bath? Should I give money to buskers?


The Bath Buskers Guide

The Bath Buskers Guide is an initiative (like this website) by a handful of local buskers who felt there was a need to remind everybody of the established busking protocol. It is based on the original Buskers Code of Practice (almost word for word). A key message in the leaflet is to encourage buskers to co-operate with each other to keep sound levels down (not just amplifiers) to a reasonable level and maintain a sense of harmony on the streets.

There is a map on the leaflet with all the busking pitches and the established booking system. The only change is that the Council has agreed to 'tolerate' amplification which is a major step forward but we must not abuse this freedom. A lot of effort has gone into creating the leaflet and getting onboard official support without their interference to make it regulation top-heavy so that the buskers both local and visiting can find it easy to read. Thanks to Andrew Cooper,Bath City Centre manager who arranged a meeting between a handful of buskers and the local authorities and also tightened up the design of the leaflet and financed the printing of it.

You can download the guide here.

Jez Broun
Gary Millhouse
Steve Robinson

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