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Introducing the lineup for the 2022 Kamloops International Buskers Festival

From July 21 to July 24, Riverside Park will host a number of acts
Kamloops International Buskers Festival
The Silver Starlets are past performers at the Kamloops International Buskers Festival.

The lineup for this year's Kamloops International Buskers Festival will feature seven mainstage acts among other local and regional performers, artists and food vendors.

The buskers festival began in 2018 — moved to Kamloops from Victoria — but saw postponements in pandemic years. Now in its third year, the festival is hoping to once again stage world-class street performers.

From July 21 to July 24, Riverside Park will host a number of acts. Shows will begin on Thursday, July 21, with performances from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Performances will then begin at 1 p.m. on July 22, July 23 and July 24.

A new Learn to Busk Fun Zone for kids will also be held Friday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

This year's acts include:

• Heavy metal musician Nigel Blackstorm, who combines metal and magic with a mix of comedy;

• Mighty Mike, who bends horseshoes, tears packs of cards and juggles sledgehammers;

• The Street Circus, a modern circus duo who perform tricks and stunts;

• Mat Velvet and Charlie Show, a moustachioed and acrobatic duo whose act also involves a cyr wheel (a single large ring made of aluminum or steel, in which a person performs);

• The Major League Circus Show, featuring returning busker Paz, who mixes acrobatics, juggling and circus stunts with baseball;

• Les Vitaminés, a duo of comic acrobats for all ages;

• Bboy illwill, a high-energy dance act with New York City comedy stylings.

Other buskers/performers, food vendors and artists have until June 12 to apply to attend at the festival. More information can be found online at kamloopsbuskers.com.