The Flying Dutchman pictured here performing at the Comedy Arts Festivals in der Festivalhalle in Moers auf are booked in for the Buskers Festival. Picture: FUNKE Foto Services / Diana Roos

The Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival will be a very different looking event this year.

Locals and visitors will notice a lot of changes to the iconic festival, starting in the first week of the October school holidays.

Organiser John Logan said the biggest change will be that the first weekend has disappeared from the program.

Instead of the usual eight to nine days staged over two weekends, this year the event will run for what organisers believe will be a much more action packed six days.

“We believe that for the event to grow, it actually needs to be shorter,” Mr Logan said.

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