Every larger city has its own street artists and you’re sure to find a couple of them in Pilsen. However, if you arrive at the capital of West Bohemian at the end of the summer, you can admire musicians, dancers, actors, and other artists from countries all over the world right in the city’s historical centre. No need to purchase any tickets, simply throw a bit of change into the hat. Busking isn’t new, it’s existed since the Middle Ages. It’s up to each artist to convince you with their performance to stop and watch for a while, where you can then reward them by throwing a bit of change into their hat.
What will this year hold?
As with every year, the 2023 Pilsen Busking Fest will see dozens of artists perform from around the world. Local performers will have the largest presence, however, artists from Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, and Peru will also participate. You can look forward to plenty of music, a fire show, a magician, puppeteers, jugglers, comedians, acrobats, and break dancers.
Where in the city centre will artists perform?
The city centre will host seven busking zones, with four of them located right on Republic Square. You’ll also find one on Riegrova Street and another two at U Branky and the Great Theatre. You can then discover other freestyle busking and creative zones around the city. Click HERE to see the whole map.