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The Topp Twins return to the SCIRT World Buskers Festival

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13 December 2012

The Topp Twins return to the SCIRT World Buskers Festival

We’re not sure if it’ll be Camp Mother & Camp Leader, Ken & Ken, Raylene & Brenda, The Gingham Sisters, Prue & Dilly, or Herty & Gerty. Either way, Jools and Lynda will be MC-ing the SCIRT Busker Comedy Club on 17 & 18 January and giving one very special ‘street’ performance on Friday 18 January.

The Topp Twins, identical twin sisters Lynda and Jools Topp, have been World Busker Festival favourites since 1997 when they first appeared at the festival. They are returning in 2013 to celebrate the festivals 20th anniversary.

Jools Topp says “We can't wait! It's the best show in the world!”

After performing around the world as an original country-music comedy duo for more than 25 years, the Topp Twins continue to delight audiences from the alternative to the mainstream.

SCIRT World Buskers Festival Artistic Director Jodi Wright says the crowds always love the Twins. “You never really know what they’ll bring to the stage.”

When the Twins first performed at the World Buskers Festival in 1997, they created a stir outside local retailer Ballantynes. Camp Mother borrowed a sheep from the store window display, only to be chased down the street by the store owner. The crowd loved it, and we’re certain that when they take the stage in January 2013 there’ll be more hijinks and hilarity played out!

The Festival runs from 17-27 January and will be based in North Hagley Park.

Seats at the SCIRT World Buskers Festival night shows are booking up fast and are available at www.worldbuskersfestival.com

ENDS

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