The Street Performance World Championship is a competition event and free festival, which bring the best best jugglers, acrobats, contortionists and magicians in world to Ireland to compete for the title of Street Performance World Champion.
2012 details and line-up
This year's 7th annual Street Performance World Championship is returning to Cork and Dublin for it's 4th year in a row.
- June 9th and 10th 2012: The event will be held in Cork's Fitzgerald Park.
- June 14th – 17th 2012: Dublin's Merrion Square will then host the festival from
This years event sees a new partnership with Cork-bases Private Health Insurance provider Laya Healthcare.
Festival Co-Founder and Director Mark Duckenfield said “We are over the moon to welcome laya healthcare as the new title sponsor of what will now be known as the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship."
"Laya healthcare's brand is built around their commitment to Looking After You Always, and we couldn’t be happier that they are looking after the huge family that is the Street Performance World Championship. With audience numbers rising annually and the festival programme growing, laya healthcare plays a huge part in enabling us to sustain the success of the event.”
On 25th May a special launch day was held, with an appearance from Erik Sprague aka The Lizardman, pictures from the day can be viewed here.
The Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship is also delighted to welcome the continued support from existing partners including Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, Cork City Council, Bravo Outdoor, The Irish Times, Metro Herald, Cork Independent, 96FM, FM104, Irish Rail and Entertainment.ie.
Now Ireland’s 2nd highest attended annual free family event after St. Patrick’s Day the Street Performance World Championship is a major fixture on the Irish summer calendar.
History and facts
Every year the event aims to break a world record, The 2011 event saw Thousands of people took to the streets in outfits identical to the children's book character Where's Wally in an attempt to break a Guiness World Record.
Further details to be announced, in the mean time, check out the taster trailer below: