This weekend Ealing Broadway is hosting its third annual Buskathon event where local musicians are invited to busk for charity.

Following a successful Buskathon last year, 2017’s charity event at Ealing Broadway will host non-stop live music from 3pm – 7pm on Friday, 12noon – 7pm on Saturday and 12noon – 5pm on Sunday.

Located in Town Square, residents of Ealing will be able to enjoy the free live music while they donate what they can to charity.

Andrew Rollings, centre director at Ealing Broadway, said: “This year’s Buskathon event has been designed to bring local musicians together in a bid to raise lots of money for charities close to our community’s heart.

“We’re hoping to attract lots of resident music fans to Ealing Broadway’s Town Square over the weekend to enjoy the free music and festivities on offer.”

The event is expected to attract thousands of locals to Ealing Broadway over the weekend. After raising a healthy £2,000 at the Buskathon event last year, Ealing Broadway now plans to extend the total figure to £3,000 for its third year running.

To host the event, Ealing Broadway has partnered with the Hanwell Hootie, a West London musical festival group, to bring the best of local musical talent to the Ealing’s residents.

This comes after Ealing Broadway sponsored Hanwell Hootie’s busking bus earlier this month.

June Martin, director at Hanwell Hootie, said: “After working with Ealing Broadway at the Hanwell Hootie a couple of weeks ago, it felt natural to extend the partnership to next weekend’s Buskathon event.

“With 18 acts confirmed, we’re looking forward to welcoming the musicians and celebrating a range of talent all in the name of charity.”

This year, Ealing Broadway has 18 confirmed acts for 2017, including local acts Kings of Wonderland, King Buster Blues, I Love Thunder and the Hanwell Ukulele Group, and next big thing, Scarlet.

There will also be a number of buskers and music students from University of West London performing.

The acts will donate all proceeds to local charities, including: Ealing Mencap, Soup Kitchen, The Log Cabin and The William Hobbayne charity.