Main sponsors

In order to make the Nuremberg Bardentreffen accessible to everyone, Sparda-Bank Nürnberg is the main sponsor of the largest music festival with free admission in Germany. This means that all Nuremberg residents, but also all guests from outside the city, can enjoy the best quality music. Income and social status are irrelevant. As part of its SpardaKulturSommer 2024, the cooperative bank also supports a colourful range of cultural events with free admission in many other cities in northern Bavaria.

Tucher beers are part of Franconian beer culture: brewed with artisanal care and using resources sparingly, today they come from what is probably the only two-city brewhouse in the world. They are a favourite at many social and cultural events in their home city of Nuremberg. Because joie de vivre has a stage at Tucher. As the new official beer - combined with sponsorship from its namesake private brewery as co-main sponsor - Tucher is also on tap at the Bardentreffen, because it simply makes Nuremberg special.


Take off relaxed: Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg! Close, clear and relaxed: The team at Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg works around the clock to ensure that passengers from the Nuremberg metropolitan region and beyond can reach more than 60 destinations non-stop. These include the most beautiful holiday destinations, business metropolises, international hubs and cities where friends and relatives live. Direct underground connections and 9000 car parking spaces right next to the terminal make travelling easy. Shops, bistros, restaurants and supermarkets make your stay fly by. More at

The cooperatively organised IT service provider and business software provider, which has been headquartered in Nuremberg since it was founded in 1966, places great importance on good, respectful cooperation, including among its approximately 9000 employees. An inclusive and respectful atmosphere, a good work-life balance that motivates and at the same time provides security are central guidelines of the cooperative. DATEV stands for a sustainable, diverse and colourful culture. 

GEMA represents the copyrights of over 95.000 members in Germany and over two million rights holders from all over the world. It is one of the world's largest authors' societies for musical works. GEMA has supported the Bardentreffen for many years and is on site with an information stand and various activities at Sebalder Platz. In the “GEMA Basics for Music Creators” workshop, GEMA will also provide useful information about the structure of GEMA, rights management and membership. Another highlight is the #GEMAStage format at Sebalder Platz.

The 4-star country hotel in the old town centre! Quiet and centrally located, nestled between the medieval town wall and St James' Church. No matter how hectic it is outside, inside you can expect peace, relaxation and hospitality. Just like in a country hotel. Here you will find everything you need to feel at home: comfortably and cosily furnished rooms, a wellness area with sauna and mini gym and a convincing gastronomic offer.

N-ERGIE Aktiengesellschaft, Nuremberg, supplies large parts of Central Franconia and neighbouring areas with electricity and natural gas as well as the city of Nuremberg with water and district heating. In 2023, the approximately 2,400 employees in the N-ERGIE Group generated a turnover of more than 6.5 billion euros. N-ERGIE is one of the major investors in the region and is socially and culturally involved in a variety of ways. The grids of N-ERGIE Aktiengesellschaft are operated by its subsidiary N-ERGIE Netz GmbH.

As the leading property management group in the Nuremberg metropolitan region, wbg works for the people of Nuremberg. Its core business is the management of around 18,000 of its own and around 2,000 third-party rental flats as well as a further 7,000 rental units. It also realises social construction projects for the city of Nuremberg by building daycare centres and schools. Wbg Nürnberg is happy to support the Bardentreffen children's programme, as education and introducing children to culture are important to it.

Media partner

Bayern 2, one of the most successful cultural and information radio stations in Germany, accompanies the Bardentreffen as a media partner. The music on Bayern 2 is cosmopolitan, relaxed and sophisticated, bringing together legends and discoveries and building bridges between the continents. The BR studio in Nuremberg records the Bardentreffen concerts on the main market square, in St Katharina and on the Insel Schütt. More information on the recordings and streams at 

Co-operation partner

The Musikzentrale is a funding institution and network hub for the popular music scene in Nuremberg and the region. In addition to a wide range of offers for creative artists, the non-profit association offers an interdisciplinary music programme in the MUZclub. It also realises promotional and special projects for newcomers, cooperation events and festivals. At the Bardentreffen, Musikzentrale presents the line-up on the stage at Lorenzer Platz with greats and newcomers from the regional scene.