The first Buskers Bern Street Music Festival was held in 2004. Since then, every year, the Old Town of Bern hosts over 150 performing artists and attract more than 70,000 fans to the festival every year. Visitors award the street performers with their well-deserved fee right on the spot by throwing money into their hats.
Instead of purchasing a ticket, visitors to the Buskers Bern Street Music Festival are asked to purchase a booklet and a festival bracelet for 10 francs. Patrons support the event with 20 francs. A kids’ bracelet, without the booklet, costs 5 francs.