#1
If me and my friend go and start playing acoustic blues rock outside Tesco (it's a big supermarket for those of you who don't live in the UK, kinda like Wal Mart) will Tesco tell us to go away?
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#2
Pretty much yeah. I think you need a license for that.
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#3
i think your city might has something like a department for stuff like that.
in germany it's called Ordnungsamt, but i don't have a clue how you call it in britain :P
#5
you need to get a license to perfrom in the streets
#6
I dunno, I don't think you do need a license in Bristol? I've looked it up on the internet, and people seem to think you don't need it?

To be honest, I'm more concerned about whether people will find us annoying or not, if Tesco tell us to move on, we'll move on, I dunno?
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#7
Try and see?
I know that for the Tube and city rail stuff, you need an actual license. I don't know about the street itself though.
#8
If you are on their property, the entrance or their car-park, they will move you on. If its a high street shop, then they can't while you are on the footpath and not causing an obstruction to shoppers. But you have to check with the local authority about a buskers license.
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#9
There's a shop in Plymouth (not too far from Bristol) that actually pays some guy to play outside because he attracts so many customers haha. I had a jam with him the other day. Was awesome :P I would just so it and see what happens.
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#10
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If me and my friend go and start playing acoustic blues rock outside Tesco (it's a big supermarket for those of you who don't live in the UK, kinda like Wal Mart) will Tesco tell us to go away?


People and establishments, will often let you get away with even the cheekiest of things, as long as you ask first.

If you are on their private property, then you are not on the street so should not need any busking related permits.

Go down one day, ask to speak to the store manager. Tell him how many of you there will be, what the music is etc, might be an idea to take an acoustic in a case with you in case he wants a demo of your skills.

Tell him that you are trying to promote your "band", so have a little sign up when you play etc, and that you are trying to improve your ability to play in front of people. Assuming your music doesn't offend anyone, you should be fine...so long as you ask.

Set a date and time that you come down, make sure you introduce yourselves properly, get his/her name etc.

Finish off with saying that if when you are playing, he has a problem with it, that you will be happy to move on.

Some of them have a coffee shop in them...maybe you could get a spot in there to attract customers to sit and listen and drink coffee/eat expensive pastries etc....at a later date.

Best of luck.
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#11
Yeah, what he said's very important.


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#13
It's the Tesco in Bradley Stoke. I wonder if any of you have heard of it. I probably should have mentioned this, but this Tesco is in it's own kind of mall type thing (except small) and it's in the center of our local area. It's got a Starbucks, a KFC, a Subway, a Pets at Home and some other shops outside, and there's a christmas tree in a square outside...
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#14
Quote by Eurozeppelin
I dunno, I don't think you do need a license in Bristol? I've looked it up on the internet, and people seem to think you don't need it?

To be honest, I'm more concerned about whether people will find us annoying or not, if Tesco tell us to move on, we'll move on, I dunno?


I live in Bath, and here you don't need a licence. I'd assume it'd be fine, as long as you don't deafen people, or be a nuisance.

EDIT: Why tesco, of all places? Out of curiosity
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#15
i would definatley ask the manger first they are very likely to allow you
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