Freeze Ya Bits Off Busking

The Freeze Ya Bits Off Busking competition is part of Tussock Country, New Zealand’s country music festival, held each year in the lead up to Queen's Birthday weekend.

The aptly named event is held on the streets of Gore, in freezing temperatures, but the prize money is worth the sacrifice. The total prize pool is more than $3000 and there are two prizes of $1000 cash.

The best buskers are invited to perform at the finals where there is a street party atmosphere, with a BBQ and mulled wine available.

Information on how to enter the competition is available at 


Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: