The Festival


The Newcomershow has become Germanys most precious Variety festival.

It is a competition among artists from all over the world and regulary attendet by over 70 agents, bookers and artistic directors. 

After the award ceremony on the last day all the artists and professionals are invited to a meet and greet to make contacts and contracts. 

There is no age limit for participation but the acts shown at the festival mustn´t have performed in Germany before.  

Many artists that have performed at our show got their first contract in Germany during the festival. 



June 29th - 30th 2020 - Arrivals | Technical set up

July 01st - 02nd 2020 - Rehearsals

July 02nd - 05th 2020 - Show days 

July 08th - 11th - Show days

July 12th 2020 - Gala with Professional Audience, Jury and Awards

July 13th 2020 - Departures



The online application form will be open at until 26th March 2020.



At the Gala show on Sunday evening, a Jury consisting of leading German Variety theatres and circus experts will award the winner with a contract at Krystallpalast Varieté Leipzig. 

Furthermore, the audience will vote for their favorite performance.

In the past year's special awards were given by well known German Variety theaters: