Busking in York

Busking is an important part of creating a vibrant, exciting and cosmopolitan atmosphere for residents, visitors and businesses in York.

Guide to busking in York

A 'guide to busking in York' gives information for buskers, local businesses and residents; it encourages a culture of mutual respect amongst all those who share public spaces.

The guide has been written up and agreed by:

  • local and visiting buskers
  • representatives of businesses
  • Equity and the Musicians Union
  • representatives from City of York Council
  • Make It York

More information

Busking guidance for city centre businesses is available, along with details for buskers about licences and the sale of CDs.

Buskers also need to review the relevant Busking byelaws.

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