Silvestival® – New Year’s Eve in the City

31 December, 2017, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Celebrating the turn of the year with music from Handel to hip hop, with theatre and innovative circus performances, has become a Nuremberg speciality. Every two years, the “Silvestival” combines ten to twenty venues within easy walking distance in the Old Town for an unusual festival and meets with a wonderfully curious audience.

Cirque Garuda, Foto: Berny Meyer
Dirty Granny Tales, Foto: Berny Meyer
Double Drums, Foto: Berny Meyer
FeuerTanzWerk, Foto: Berny Meyer
FeuerTanzWerk, Foto: Berny Meyer
Gretchens Antwort, Foto: Matthias Merz
Lutz Häfner, Foto: Matthias Merz
Matthias Romir, Foto: Berny Meyer
Monika Roscher Big Band, Foto: Matthias Merz
Nagel & Nagel, Foto: Berny Meyer
Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Foto: Matthias Merz
The Les Clöchards, Foto: Matthias Merz

The Silvestival® is sponsored by its main sponsor

Sparkasse Nürnberg

and its media partner

Radio F 94.5

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The Silvestival – cultural fireworks – combines entertainment and ambition in a playful manner. Chamber music and world music, cabaret and musical theatre, the circus spirit and sparkling jazz link arms and relax. There are no boundaries, there is no pigeonholing, just pleasure for eyes and ears.

The astonishing creativity and quality of the Northern Bavarian culture scene takes centre stage: Echo Award winners with Nuremberg roots join up with recent shooting stars, cultural greats with typically Franconian modesty, and complete newcomers – bringing their creative links from all over the world. Here and there, guests from at home and abroad complement the overall programme. The delight for ears and hearts is supplemented by visually stunning short theatre productions walking the line between dance – projections – circus arts and melancholy-spooky comedy. Have a look at the archive!

The Silvestival invites you to a cultural journey of discovery through Nuremberg’s inner city. The wintery sky is as much part of the ambiance as the elegant concert backdrop or the surprising venue. Over 10 venues between the Historic City Hall, St Catherine’s Ruin, KunstKulturQuartier, Klarissenplatz and the Aufsess Hall in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum invite you to broaden your horizons in a most original manner between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

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Advance ticket sales will possibly start in January 2017.

Those Were the Days! – Past Acts

Silvestival® 2015

Max Calaf Sevé, Club Stereo All Stars, Cirque Garuda, The Les Clöchards, dance maxX, Dirty Granny Tales, DJ Matth Fame, Double Drums, FeuerTanzWerk, Luis Frank & David Alfaro, Stefan Hippe und das Nürnberger Akkordeonorchester, Gankino Circus, Gretchens Antwort, Lutz Häfner & Rainer Böhm, Kapelle Rohrfrei, KulturKellerei-DJ-Team, El Mago Masin, Matthias Romir, Monika Roscher Big Band, Mydy Rabycad, Norbert und Frieder Nagel mit dem Streichquintett des Kammerorchesters Bad Brückenau, Pocket Opera Company, Duo Riul feat. Sebastian Manz, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Stefan Singh und Cristiana Casadio, Smokestack Lightnin‘, Wrongkong, Frank Wuppinger Arkestra

Silvestival® 2013

Blassportgruppe, Cirque Garuda, Club Stereo All Stars, Control Bacano, Dado, Die Schönen und das Biest, DJ H, Klaus Brandl & Band, Feuertanzwerk Ingo Schweiger, Feuerzirkus Bilenko, Gankino Circus, Wolfgang Haffner & The Muchachos, Hasemanns Töchter, Jazzboutique, KulturKellerei-DJ-Team, Soulicious, Lilo Kraus Quartett, Marie & Serjoschka, Matthias Romir, Pocket Opera Company, Ron Spielman, Smokestack Lightnin‘, Trio DeVienne-Quartett feat. Sebastian Manz, Torsten Goods, Ungarische Kammerphilharmonie, Viva Voce

Silvestival® 2011

La Boum, Franz Hajak & The Blue Lunatics, La Cherga, Cirque Garuda, D’oro, Global Kryner, Alberto Mancharés & Band, Monaco Bagage, The Great Bertholinis, Norbert Nagel und das Bayerische Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau, Siegfried Jerusalems Opernklasse, Kellerkommando, Des Königs Halunken, Pocket Opera Company, Rebecca Trescher Quartett, Sonny Ronnie &The Shotguns, Versengold, Jorge Vicet

Silvestival® 2010

Agnes-Lepp-Qintett, Boom & the Ballroomshakers, Klaus Brandl & Band, Carlos Reisch, club stereo allstars, DJ Gott Soul, Los Dos Y Compañeros, John Q Irritated, Siegfried Jerusalems Gesangsklasse, Thilo Wolf Big Band, Tuneship, Wrongkong, Frank Wuppinger & L’Orchestre Europa, Yara Linss Trio, Zärtlichkeiten mit Freunden

28 Acts. 18 Venues. 0 Fireworks.

More highlights

May 7th 2016:
Die Blaue Nacht
July 24th und August 6th 2016:
Klassik Open Air
July 29th til 31st 2016:
August 5th til 7th 2016:
September 23rd til 25th 2016: