Josh Gleaves- winner of Gigs

Gigs - London's biggest busking competition


In our 10th birthday, you’re invited to join us at Westfield London for the Gigs Grand Final.

Across the summer, 200 performers played at locations across London. They've been whittled down to our 18 Gigs Grand Finalists. Only one can walk away with the title of Gigs Champion.

Date: Sunday 2 September 2018
Venue: The Atrium, Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush

1200 – 1300 Youth Category (11-15 yrs)
1345 – 1445 Soloists & Duos (16-25 yrs)
1530 – 1630 Open Category (11 yrs+)
1715 – 1800 Results

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.

Gigs Stories

Read all about how Nicola Hogg has gone from Gigs to Glastonbury!

Find out how Dat Brass went from Gigs to a record deal!

Who won last year?

The Gigs Grand Final took place in Westfield London, where 11 acts battled it out in the Performance Final. Josh Gleaves from Havering was crowned as Gigs Champion. Duo Roadstead were also named winners of the Gigs Songwriting Prize for their song Too Late.