Varied stages of Bayreuth present a colorful bouquet of musical festivals. Bayreuth is not only a magnet during the opera festival season but, as a music city, also invites festival enthusiasts throughout the year.
Richard Wagner Opera Festival
The Richard Wagner Opera Festival (Festspiele) takes place every year from July 25th to August 28th in the Bayreuth Opera Festival Theater on the green hill.
Bayreuther Jazz November
The annual Jazz November festival, organised by Jazzforum Bayreuth, is a top-class event that genuinely lights up the grey eleventh month of the year.
Festival of the young artists
Founded as an international youth festival, the festival is a forum for international young artists to meet.
Contrast Film festival
The 20th contrast film festival takes place from March 8th to March 10th 2019.
The Musica Bayreuth offers a great, lively and varied programme – from baroque and classical to modern music.
The Bayreuth Easter Festival offers top concerts from classical music to jazz featuring the International Young Orchestra Academy.
Sangeslust — the Sparkassen A Capella event
A Cappella fans, don´t miss this festival: Sangeslust presents international artists and vocal art on the highest level.
Sparda Bank Classic Open Air
The Sparda Bank Klassik Open Air, a free concert series featuring renowned symphony orchestras will take place in Bayreuth´s historic city centre.
St. Georgen Swingt
“St. Georgen swingt”, an impressive jazz- and swing firework, started in 2011 and has become ever since one of Bayreuth´s musical highlights.
Bayreuth piano festival
Kit Armstrong played on July 24th at the UNESCO world heritage site, the Margravial Opera House Bayreuth — a highlight of the 17th Bayreuth piano festival.