Malachi Cush, renowned singer-songwriter, radio and television presenter, has been announced as one of the judges for this Saturday’s Battle of the Buskers Competition in Dungannon.
The judging role will see the tables turned for the Donaghmore man who shot to fame as a contestant on BBC show Fame Academy in 2002.
The Irish TV presenter will join Raymond Stewart of Stewart’s Music Shop, and Andrew Boyd, Music Teacher at Dungannon Royal School, to assess the musical ability, passion and interaction of the buskers who are taking to the streets of the town centre this Saturday 13th August.
The town’s second ‘Battle of the Buskers’ event is organised by Mid Ulster District Council in partnership with Dungannon Regeneration Partnership and Dungannon Traders Association.
The winner of the competition will receive £1000 and the chance to move straight from the street to the stage, performing that same evening in the ‘Pop in the Park’ concert.
The 2nd Best Busker will have the opportunity to produce a promotional video, while £100 prizes are also on offer in other categories, including best young performer and Spirit of Battle of the Buskers.
Following the Buskers competition, Railway Park is then the venue for a free open air concert from 5pm to10pm with Irish folk legends, Bagatelle, headlining alongside renowned Abba tribute group, Abba-Esque, and other artists.
This Saturday certainly looks set to be a day of fabulous music in Dungannon so make sure to come along!
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