Photo: Uwe Niklas
Photo: Uwe Niklas

See you in 2016!

World • Music • Festival

The countries largest world music festival free of charge will be back on 29th to 31st July 2016.

40th birthday specials


Bardentreffen celebrates its birthday with lots of features.

40 years - 4 days

This year, the festival already starts on Thursday, 30. July, with two concerts on the main stage on the Hauptmarkt. German song poet Stefan Stoppok accompanied by Astrid North (Cultured Pearls), the Canadian singer-songwriter Martin Gallop and the expressive voice of Christina Lux  open the event at 19.00.

Following on, the Bardentreffen proudly presents the national premiere of Swiss chansonnier Stefan Eichers project „Und die Automaten“. In a kind of one man show he interacts with custom-built music machines surrounding him on stage.

Photo exhibition can be seen in the 120 tram and bus stops and at Gallery Atzenhofer

A unique exhibition shows impressions from four decades of festival history. From 21. July until 3. August single photos in XXL format can be found in the 120 bus and tram stops around the urban area. The entire collection can also be viewed at Gallery Atzenhofer from 18. July until 15. August. (Maxplatz 46a, 90403 Nürnberg).

Artist talk

For the first time, Bardentreffen offers a chance to take a closer look at artists performing at the festival. Off the beaten track and during a 30 minute talk lead by music journalists, you might get to know some more details about their art, compositions, lyrics or their way of life. Interviews will be held or translated into German.

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