Josh Gleaves- winner of Gigs

Gigs - London's biggest busking competition

Gigs 2017

From 22 July to 6 August, our 2017 acts performed across London. They were busking for public votes to reach the Grand Final, which took place on Sunday 3 September at Westfield London.

11 acts battled it out in the Performance Final, which saw Josh Gleaves from Havering crowned as Gigs Champion. Duo Roadstead were also name winners of the Gigs Songwriting Prize for their song Too Late.

Check out the full list of prize winners.

The lowdown

Want to perform to thousands across London? Looking to increase your public profile? Fancy getting some advice from top industry professionals?

Gigs, in association with Gibson, is the Mayor of London’s annual busking competition and has been showcasing amazing young musical talent since 2009 at some of the capital's busiest and iconic locations.

Gigs is more than a competition. It opens the door to a range of opportunities through the Busk in London programme, including exclusive performance opportunities and paid gigs. There are also some amazing prizes up for grabs. Consider the competition as intense training in the art of public performance.


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Who won last year?

The Gigs Grand Final took place in Westfield Stratford City and crowned Clarissa Mae as Gigs Champion 2016. After being announced as the winner, Clarissa said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have won Gigs. The whole competition has been such a fun experience."

Check out the highlights from the 2016 Grand Final below:

Gigs 2016 Grand Final