Buskers Bern

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Bus­kers Bern: August 11 – 13 2022

Since the very first Buskers Bern in 2004, every year in mid-August around 150 artists from all over the world perform in the lower part of Bern’s old town. The outstanding shows of the invited groups combined with the beautiful backdrop of Bern’s old town make Buskers Bern an unique experience. Every year, around 70,000 people visit the festival.

Place and Time

Thursday to Saturday (always on calendar week 32), always 18.00 to 24.00. In the old town of Bern between Kornhaus and Nydegg.
Children’s program on the cathedral platform on Friday and Saturday, already from 15.00.
Food and drink: Thursday and Friday 18.00 to 00.30, on Saturday already from 16.00 to 00.30.

Performance times and venues

You can find the venues and performance times of the invited groups only in the print edition of the program booklet. You can pre-order the program booklet from July – it will be sent directly to your home. Or you can buy it at the festival at an information booth or from a flying dealer. Costs: 10.– (reduced), 20.– (normal), 30.– (soli) and 5.- for children. Your purchase of the program helps to finance this non-profit event.

Here you can find the performing groups of Buskers Bern.

Baendeli Programmheft

Tickets and pre-sale

Admission to the festival area is free and open to everybody. Buskers Bern is a non-profit event, without sponsors, so please support the festival by buying a program booklet (where performance times and venues of the groups are published) with a bracelet: 10.– (reduced), 20.– (normal), 30.– (soli). The bracelet is valid on all 3 festival days. It can be purchased directly on site at the festival or already in July in advance.

Fee artists (hat money)

The artist’s travel expenses, meals and rooms are covered – but their fee is paid by you, by dropping money in their hats. The artists depend on this payment, it is their livelihood.

Hat Money III

Overnight stay

The festival does not provide a tent site or overnight accommodation. We recommend you to use the different hotels or the camping site Eichholz (3km away from the festival area).

Buskers Bern - dates

Buskers Bern takes place annually from Thursday to Saturday in calendar week 32 – which is the last weekend of the Bern school vacations.

  • 2021: Thu – Sat, August 12 – 14, 18h00 – 24h00
  • 2022: Thu – Sat, August 11 – 13, 18h00 – 24h00
  • 2023: Thu – Sat, August 10 – 12, 18h00 – 24h00

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