When it comes to which major event becomes impossible with the slightest corona risk, the Nuremberg Bardentreffen will probably come right after the Munich Oktoberfest. A good 200,000 people push their way through the narrow old town to crowded places and venues for a weekend. Because this is not feasible this year either, the city’s culture project office is again using the consolation that has already proven itself in 2020: The “Seebühne” returns under the beautiful motto “In a paddle boat to Global Pop” from June 30th to July 4th back to the Nuremberg Dutzendteich.
This small stage is on the shores of the Nuremberg Yacht Club, facing the water. Because the audience paddles in front of the musicians with whatever they have brought with them, be it a rubber boat, canoe, kayak or stand-up board. The vehicle can have a maximum of two occupants, but the fun costs only 20 euros per boat. “At such a price you won’t be able to experience a Herbert Pixner again so quickly, and probably also not so atmospherically charming and romantic,” says Rainer Pirzkall, who otherwise heads the Bardentreffen and is now responsible for the lake stage program.
The big finale is with the local heroes from Gankino Circus
Here, too, he remains true to his line: upscale and interesting things between global pop, songwriting and music cabaret can be seen here. Like at the beginning with the aforementioned South Tyrolean accordion pioneer Herbert Pixner, who has taken alpine folk music to new horizons with its transgressions into other genres, into the theater and into cabaret. He is to be followed by the gorgeous fadista Gisela João from Lisbon, which is still on the brink due to the current Corona situation in Portugal. Will be arriving safely from Barcelona Bufa and Sonsa few years ago at the Bardentreffen with their jazzy-bluesy pop on conventional, but also unusual instruments such as stones, watering cans, bicycles and olives. The Allgäu alternative and tribal trance troupe is also a sure thing Orange about Rainer von many, just like the award-winning songwriter duo Simon & Jan and the good conscience of the German children’s song Fredrik Vahle. The big final is then with local heroes: Gankino Circus from the Franconian town of Dietenhofen are launching their new music cabaret program “Bei den Finns”.
“We are pleased to be able to present some aspects of the Bardentreffen anyway. On the floating stage, regional and international artists will spread something of the flair that usually prevails in the squares and alleys of the old town in summer”, summarizes Julia, the mayor responsible for culture Lehner together. If you don’t own a rubber dinghy or can’t make it to Nuremberg, you can still experience the music and some of the flair: Bayerischer Rundfunk records all concerts on the radio on Sundays August 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th from 21.05 to 22.00 on Bayern 2 and seen as a video live stream on www.br.de/franken.