WATCH: Have you got what it takes to win Dungannon’s first ever Battle of the Buskers?

The street is the stage in Dungannon on Saturday 15 August when the town stages its first ever ‘Battle of the Buskers’.

Musicians, singers, bands and solo artists are being invited to showcase their musical talent in the new competition devised by Mid Ulster District Council in partnership with Dungannon Regeneration Partnership and Dungannon Traders Association.

Dungannon Traders and Chair of Mid Ulster District Council Cllr Linda Dillion, gear up for Battle of the Buskers Event taking place in Dungannon Town Centre on Saturday 15th August. L-R: Caroline O'Neill (DIGG); Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council; Chiara Connor (Hello Gorgeous); Raymond Stuart  (Stewarts Music Shop) and Paul Hagan (Hagans Bar).

Dungannon Traders and Chair of Mid Ulster District Council Cllr Linda Dillion, gear up for Battle of the Buskers Event taking place in Dungannon Town Centre on Saturday 15th August. L-R: Caroline O'Neill (DIGG); Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council; Chiara Connor (Hello Gorgeous); Raymond Stuart (Stewarts Music Shop) and Paul Hagan (Hagans Bar).

A fantastic £1,000 in prize money is up for grabs for the 1st Overall Winner with 2nd Best Busker receiving the great experience of producing a promotional video sponsored by Dungannon Enterprise Centre, while £100 prizes are also on offer in other categories, including Best Young Performer and Spirit of Battle of the Buskers.

Launching the event, Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, said:

“This is a really great new event for Dungannon which will bring a mix of musical talent to the town centre and create a buzz for visitors and shoppers throughout the afternoon.

“I’m delighted once again that the Council, local business and traders are working together to promote Dungannon as one of Mid Ulster’s key shopping destinations.”

Each performer will be allocated a pitch to perform on the day, along with an opportunity to perform on stage in the central event space in Market Square.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 August. For more information about the event and how to apply, visit www.dungannon.life.com