* & celebrate with Impact!

No party without myBuddy.

No party without an impact.

No party without you!

Celebrate with thousands of young people at the largest Impact FESTIVAL for the United Nations Friendship Day in Mannheim! You can expect 20+ live acts on two open-air stages as well as 20+ intercultural and interactive TASTE, MOVE and CRAFT formats. 


That is myBuddy's motto and we are convinced that our cultural diversity is a great enrichment! However, we must develop the latent potential for society and the economy together with innovative meeting formats.

Have a good party with (new) friends OR AND contribute to society at the same time!


*Changes possible

Kelvin Jones

Burak Yeter

Malik Harris



Coach Bennet



Elisha Valerie



Davin Herrbruggen





Catherine Pauer

tender man



Luca Noel

KEY the world with...

Not only love goes through the stomach! Decide together with star chef Robert Rädel, Miss Germany 2023 Kira Geiss, Young Entrepreneur of the Year Mona Ghazi and other public figures on the presentation of the first myBuddy TASTE Award. 

Apply for one of the 12 x 45 min TASTE the World Sessions in order to indulge in all TASTE offers free of charge in the myBuddy LOUNGE and to discuss a social topic with well-known jury members.

Crowdfunding Avenue

With every ticket sale, we give 1€ to a crowdfunding pot, which is then distributed to 10 other innovative projects in art, sports, culture and education. Since in the end you are the real supporter of these projects through your ticket purchase, you too can decide on the final distribution of the crowdfunding pot!

At the festival entrance you will receive three voting coupons and you can use them on the crowdfunding avenue to vote for your three favorite projects.


At myBuddy FRIENDSHIP we match you to new intercultural friendships based on similar interests. As the first and oldest myBuddy program, over 1,000 people have already successfully participated. 

Now we are launching a myBuddy FRIENDSHIP Festival Special with the festival! The great thing about this special format is that you can get to know your myBuddy directly at the myBuddy FESTIVAL in a pleasant and safe environment. You can also expect great chances of winning by participating.


Africa Mannheim //

Bodega Coffee //

Bubble Tea Factory //

cig rolls //

Heaven's Kitchen //

Mellow monkey //

Memories d'Indochine //

panino porcobrado //

Pierogi Manufactory //

Workshop kickboxing //
Black Scorpions

Dance workshop Zouk //

Dance Workshop Hip Hop //

Dance workshop Waacking //

dance workshop //

foosball tournament //
coming soon...

table tennis tournament //
coming soon

wheel of fortune //
Rhine Neckar Lions

origami //

pottery //

Make your own jewelry //

Henna tattoo //

Festival Make-Up //

participation formats
About myBuddy FESTIVAL

Music connects.

Food connects.

myBuddy connects.

Summer vibes with good music, culinary variety and a fantastic event setting. You can find all of this at the myBuddy FESTIVAL. Nevertheless, that is not the reason why we want to celebrate with you. On United Nations Friendship Day, we would like to celebrate with you an appreciative approach to all cultures, social cohesion and social innovations. We want to create new encounters and strengthen old connections. We want to think fun & impact as well as society & economy together. 

It doesn't matter whether it's the Impact Stage, Crowdfunding Allee or the TASTE Award. Everywhere on the FESTIVAL grounds and in all formats we have built in a social impact effect. If you would like to understand our Impact approach even better or have an idea for us yourself - then you should definitely drop by the myBuddy stand!

Become a volunteer

As a volunteer you get 2 days of free access to the myBuddy FESTIVAL and you can also look forward to exclusive insights behind the scenes! For this we only need half a day of your support in one of the areas of activity such as construction, stand support, admission control, VIP lounge support, dismantling and the like. 

the location

Castle / Court of Honor


Castle – Court of Honor

68159 Mannheim

opening hours

SAT 29.07. 11:00 – 22:00

SUN 30.07. 11:00 – 22:00

No party without myBuddy.

No party without an impact.

No party without YOU!

& celebrate with Impact!


As an Impact Festival, we incur costs for all services just like for any other event. As a state-recognized non-profit organization that operates completely independently of state institutions, we are self-financed and have to refinance most of the expenses through ticket sales. However, we try to offer fair ticket prices as far as we can.

As a non-profit, myBuddy does not operate primarily for profit; nevertheless, healthy finances are also part of the social responsibility towards our team and partners as well as a sustainable impact. Every surplus is reinvested in 100% in non-profit intercultural projects. 

Ticket sales are essential for our non-profit social tech start-up in order to finance the costs of this format and to be able to provide the offer in the long term. At the same time, it is very important to us that everyone, regardless of parental home and financial means, has the chance to be part of the myBuddy FESTIVAL. 

Write us an e-mail for this festival23@my-buddy.org with the subject "Chancen Ticket" and a brief explanation as to why you can only take part in the myBuddy FESTIVAL with a Chance Ticket.

Carry yourself in ours volunteer list Sign up and we'll get in touch with you very soon. Our two-day FESTIVAL divided into 4 shifts. Each volunteer takes on a shift and can take advantage of all the offers at the myBuddy FESTIVAL for the rest of the time free of charge. 

The organizer is the non-profit myBuddy Festival gUG. And behind this legal entity is a small, young and passionate team that has dedicated itself to the task of promoting cultural coexistence in our country with modern formats. We think that we can also simply grow together and simply grow together! Come to the festival and experience the myBuddy spirit for yourself.

The core team of this year's myBuddy FESTIVAL includes Nicole, Fulya, Laura, Tobias, Nina and Weihua. Together we are 24 years old on average 😊

You can find the detailed schedule for the line-up, workshops and all special and interactive formats here.

Our event location at Mannheim Castle is well connected by public transport. On site, trams 1, 5, 7 can be used to get to the Schloss stop. And nationally, the Mannheim train station can be reached as a transport hub via almost all ICE connections across Germany. 

If you are arriving by car, there are some public paid parking spaces. More info here.

By purchasing a ticket and participating in the myBuddy FESTIVAL, you generally agree that audio and video recordings can be made of you and that these can be used for the work of myBuddy without any time or space limitations. Nevertheless, you can contact us at any time info@my-buddy.org write if you come across a publication that you are personally uncomfortable with. We will then surely find a solution together with you.

As a festival visitor, you can also make photo, sound and video recordings. However, these may only be used for purely private purposes. Any commercial use requires the explicit consent of myBuddy and other affected rights holders. You can also send inquiries to info@my-buddy.org judge. 

Do you still have an open question about the myBuddy FESTIVAL 2023? Then just send us an email festival23@my-buddy.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our cooperation partners

You can find more information and documents to download here