Gemfest – Festival of Gems Busk 2016 is seeking performers and artists to take part in an award winning event held 11th August to 14th August at the Allan King Memorial Park in Anakie, Queensland. Whether you’re a seasoned busker or keen to give it a go for the first time, if you have an entertaining act that lends itself to tips and applause, we want you!

Gemfest – Festival of Gems is an annual 4-day exhibition providing a unique gemstone and jewellery experience including offerings from respected local, national and international gemstone traders, quality entertainment and food, and some of the finest Australian Sapphires you will ever see. Gemfest is a showcase for Australian and International gemstones.

Each year thousands of visitors come from far and wide to share the excitement, enjoy the Gemfields and marvel at the gems on display. Gemfest visitors often stay for the entire winter season and are regular and loyal visitors to our district. The festival enjoys a high profile in the industry as one of Australia’s Premier Gem Shows and this year promises to be another huge success. Gemfest – Festival of Gems is a non profit organisation committed to generating Tourism throughout the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields.

Apply for free, polish you act, shake it up, tease it out, wow the crowd and collect some coin – Gemfest – Festival of Gems is your stage, so come and play on it. Circus and street artists, rock, jazz and classical musicians, hip hop and Latin dancers, spoken word and slam poets, chalk drawers and cartoonists, freestyle rappers and opera singers, comedians, cabaret artists and magicians, puppeteers, performance and sound artists, living statues and mimes, face painters, balloon artists: whatever it is that you do best. We are open to anything (almost!), supportive and keen to present a kaleidoscope of talent – if you can busk it, you can join it!!

The full program of artists and events for Gemfest – Festival of Gems Busk will be announced in August 2016 and supported by a major marketing and promotional campaign.

Applications available via email:


For more information about Gemfest and how you can get involved...

Funding Partners
Central Highlands Regional Council Tourism and Events Queensland It's Live! in Queensland

Major Corporate Sponsors
Imparja TV  Emerald Coaches  Total ATM  Rio Tinto  4HI AM

and also proudly supported by...
Capricorn Holidays WIN TV GemVal - Gemstones and Jewellery Valuations SkyrocketCafe web design Central Highlands Development Corporation