Buskers Bern Street Music Festival
August 6 – 8, 2015
«peaks and freaks»
The 12th annual Buskers Bern Street Music Festival is taking place this Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8. Between 6 pm and 12 pm, 145 professional musicians and performance artists from all continents will enliven Bern‘s Old Town with their exciting rhythms, fun-filled comedy and a variety of theatrical acts. 42 different groups from 18 different nations will perform 370 shows at 28 venues in Bern's Lower Old Town between Clock Tower and Bear Park.
There can scarcely be a more relaxed way to travel than the imaginary one; drifting away in the crowd, from island to island, from one stage to the next.
Editorial by Reto Meichtry, visual designer of Buskers Bern since the 1. edition
Program-booklet & festival-bracelets
Buskers Bern needs you: Support the festival by buying a festival-bracelet & program-booklet for only CHF 10 (CHF 20 for patrons, includes free entry to the Buskershouse parties) to help us defray costs and keep the buskers coming. Bracelets for kids: CHF 5 (without booklet).
You can get the festival-bracelet & program-booklet at different ticket offices or on-site from one of Buskers Bern's volunteers.
The complete program with the exact showtimes and -places is published in the printed program-booklet
Several shops downtown sell the booklet, also, you'll find festival volunteers selling the booklet in the streets
There is NO OFF-FESTVAL (no possibility to perform for uninvited artists)
We do not allow performances by groups not listed on the program in our festival area (Kornhausplatz - Nydeggbrücke).
Use public transportations - Buskers Bern does not provide any parking spaces.
Download practical information
We are looking forward to receive your application for the 13th Buskers Bern, 11.-13. August 2016, from November 2015 onwards.
Europe for Festivals - Festivals for Europe / EFFE Label 2015-2016
Buskers Bern Street Music Festival has been recognized by EFFE International Jury to receive the EFFE Label 2015-2016. EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, initiated by the European Festivals Association, is a new international festival platform connecting festivals that are deeply committed to the arts, their communities and Europe. 761 festivals from 31 countries have been selected to be part of the first generation of EFFE Label recipients. The online Guide to Europe’s festivals 15/16 will be available in early Summer.
All festival pictures are free to use. Credit goes to Philipp Zinniker.
Buskers Bern artists wrote in some beautiful E-Mails. Thank You!
I would like to congratulate you and your whole staff for the wonderful experience Buskers Bern became for me. Next to the very nice financial part & cd sales, this festival will linger in my memory as one of the most extraordinary venues I ever played.
I am very happy that you and your sister were crazy enough to start this endeavour and after 11 years still know how to infect all volunteers & musicians with your enthusiasm. This is very special. May the light of Buskers Bern shine for many years into the future.
Merci pour cette super organisation...la classe!!
vous avez même réussit à organiser le soleil...vous êtes trop forts!!! hehe
un grand bisou à toute l'équipe du Buskers et a tous ces bénévoles super sympas!!!
Nino G., Swiss Beatbox Masters
Grazie mille!! Thank you so much for the beautiful experience in Buskers Bern!
It has been really a pleasure to perform in this festival, to meet you and all the artists in a very special and unique atmosphere.
You did a great job, and it is not obvious to find together professionality, kindness, organisation, enthusiasm, all this in the same festival, so congatulations, complimenti!
Grazie ancora and big hugs to you and all the volounteers,
Laura and Lorenzo, Compagnia ZiBa