Freiufer Off-Festival

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, between 12 am and 10 pm

 From "Alte Mainbruecke" to "Alter Kranen" and towards the pedestrian zone, the STRAMU forms the idea "Freiufer" for the fourth time.

There is no such thing like busking without spontaneity. If you heard about the STRAMU too late, if you did not get in our schedule or if you are just spontaniously keen on showcasing yourself in front of an audience, you should pay attention now!

Basic conditions for artists

Freiufer is open for everyone!

But we need some basic conditions to guarantee a smooth event:

Register directly at 10 am at the Freiufer office (pitch 20) on the day you want to play.

Where to play: After registration we arrange the times and places you will play at.

Playing time: Saturday/Sunday 12 am - 10 pm (it is going to be dark outside after 8 pm, so feel free to bring candles, lanterns etc. if you want to play in a homely atmosphere!)

Possible duration of an act: 4 x 60 Minutes with at least 1 hour break.

Amplifiers? Amplifiers are allowed but electricity plugs are not allowed at the Freiufer-pitches. Big drum-sets or other loud instruments like bagpipes or many brass instruments are too loud for the very close next pitches, sorry.

The unreinforced quieter musicians and artists can always play and have most peace in the "quiet" hours (1 pm - 2 pm, 3 pm - 4 pm, 5 pm - 6 pm, 7 pm - 8 pm, 9 pm - 10 pm).

The reinforced battery boxes and more louder instruments can play only in the following periods of time: 12 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 3 pm, 4 pm - 5 pm, 6 pm - 7 pm, 8 pm - 9 pm).This concerns exclusively the Promenade at Alter Kranen. The additional spaces in the pedestrian zone are free from this regulation.

You have to obey the orders from the groundkeepers. To prevent trouble with the city and parks department, you are not allowed to enter the beds.

Money only...

We are not going to carry the costs for your drive and accommodation. But you have the opportunity, just like every other STRAMU-participant, to arrange a hat to collect money. What you gain through this hat is to 100% yours to keep and you're even allowed to appeal to the audience for it.

It is also allowed to sell your own CDs, although without a constructional system and without adverse effect on others' spot and playing time.
Participaton is by choice, neither charge nor fee.
Your playing time can be up to 4 times 60 minutes a day with a one hour break between your gigs.
If you are a group with more than 10 members, you should contact us at:

Freiufer is registered with GEMA. You are free to perform GEMA requiring pieces (e.g Coversongs). Otherwise you have to do nothing, but you can fill out a registration form on which you can submit the songs you've played. This is connected with no further consequences for you, but helps to distribute the dividends of GEMA a bit fairer.
Come and play! We look forward to see you!

Have fun at the Off - Festival Freiufer!

Your Freiufer- Team,