The acts are booked and the time has come to reveal our 2016 busker line-up!
Comedy, juggling, contact juggling, hula hoops, day and night show With a real mixed-pot of nationalities, Australian, British and American; FlameOz shows that mix perfectly through choreographed fire dance, exceptional state of the art LED technology, skillful circus artistry, unique fire-based effects and stunning imagery all to a funky, upbeat soundtrack.
FlameOz Fire Show (night show) brings an unforgettable awe- inspiring experience with a high impact blend of beauty, dance, power, energy and FIRE!
FlameOz Circus Show (Day show) is an exciting Circus Variety Show featuring a diverse range of exceptional circus skill; jam packed with juggling, acrobatics, and hula hooping. The show is sewn together with laughs and good times! This is a show that is fun for the whole family.
Pogo Fred, USA
Guinness record holder, pogo stunts, 6 foot pogo Pogo Fred holds multiple Guinness World Records for his extreme pogo stunts and is regarded as one of the best jumpers on the planet. Check out his incredible tricks and flips as he jumps 10 feet in the air on his next generation and 10-foot tall pogo sticks.
Bang Bang Boys, Vancouver/Montreal
Free standing ladder, unicycle to unicycle transfer, combined 70 years experience The Bang-Bang Boys are part vaudeville, part clown and entirely fun! With about 70 years of combined experience, they've got more than enough tricks up their sleeves to keep audiences howling for more! They bring the WOW and the Holy Cow that will put a smile on your face and a ton of laughter in your heart! A show not to be missed!
Betty Balloon, UK
Life sized balloon sculptures Betty Balloon is a balloon artist from England. Betty loves to entertain with... yes, you've guessed it..... Balloons! She interacts with the crowds using the balloon sculpture creations she makes of life size models-balloon people being her favourite! Betty is also on hand to help make your very own balloon model in a 'look what I made' balloon model workshop. Come down and see what else Betty can make out of balloons... you'll be blown away!
Cirque No Problem, Israel/Hungary
Hand to hand acrobatics, slack rope, free standing trapzee A comedy show that combines the traditional and modern circus. The ambiance and characters take their inspiration from the traveling circus companies of the 1920-30's. Their technical equipment is especially designed to create massive effect (double trapeze, rope walking device) by using minimum gear and keeping the easy going atmosphere of a street show. The show is served with clever humor and public participation. It may sound complicated but it's really "No Problem".
Fire, juggling, comedy, devil sticks, 1 wheeled 'skateboard' FireGuy has a burning desire to entertain. Combining skateboard stunts with circus tricks. He calls it "Skatertainment!" FireGuy even juggles while riding the newest motorized skateboards. This show is his Claim to Flame!
Felicity Footloose, UK
Juggling and acrobatics Joining us for the first time is FELICITY FOOTLOOSE from the UK. Felicity Footloose lives in the 80's and just wants to dance. Watch as she juggles, dances and performs daredevil acrobatics to try and impress her hero Johny. She'll even go as far as hanging from her toes and juggling knives while hanging upside down!
Barada Street, UK/Kyrgyzstan
Hand to hand acrobatics, comedy & ukeles A gangly English idiot and a strongman from Kyrgyzstan create the world of wonder that is Barada Street. A thrilling comedy, jam packed with acrobatics, live music and cheeky idiocy.
This award winning international duo charm audiences and bring heart-warming intimacy to the street and stage.
Mat Ricardo, London, England
Juggling, comedy, seemingly impossible feats of dexterity, advanced menswear, witty rudeness The multi award-winning Gentleman Juggler, leading specialty act of the European cabaret revival and the UK's most successful juggler, presents big laughs, serious skills, slapstick, and breathtaking spectacle. Performed by a man at the top of his game, Mat presents genuine danger, dexterous elegance, and thrills, . He will astound you with his unique and legendary reverse tablecloth pull, he will thrill you with his showmanship, and he will probably insult you, as he is, after all, English. 30 years of practice and international experience in 30 minutes of jaw-dropping malarkey.
Mental Floss Sideshow, Canada/UK
Interactive & immersive entertainment Mental Floss Sideshow presents 'Floss & Tann's Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurably Curious!' Marvel at our immersive and interactive collection of captivating curiosities from the 5 corners of the globe! Your hosts, Professor Archibald Floss and Dr. Charlotte Tann, Purveyors of Wonderment, will be on hand for your elucidation and education! Witness cautionary tales, mythic mysteries, natural wonders and more - all to be revealed upon the inside!
CHALKMASTER DAVE, Toronto
Chalk - Street Artistry Chalkmaster Dave is a Toronto born artist whose specialty is chalk art. This unique art form has won him numerous awards across Canada and around the world. In addition to his incredible 3D chalk creations, Chalkmaster Dave's artwork also extends to murals and paintings on canvas, walls, and ceilings. He's definitely a favourite of busker fans in the Waterloo Region.
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO's CHEERLEADING DEMO TEAM, Waterloo
Demonstration and Workshop Come witness the awe inspiring University of Waterloo Cheerleading Demo Team's Acrobatic Show... then see if you have what it takes to flip, lift or fly as high as they do! August 27th @ 11:30 a.m.
Combining 30 years of experience from the University of Waterloo Cheerleading Program, this Demo Team brings together some of the best past and present athletes. This act combines tumbling, balancing acts, feats of strength, high flying acrobatics and human pyramids tied together in a playful atmosphere which will also require some brave audience participation. This group of volunteers are here to raise funds to support the University of Waterloo Cheerleading Program and promote their sport and as such will be inviting ALL Audience members to try some of what they do after their act.