The POA 2023 will take place on 30. June & 01. July 2023 at Rheinaue Park in Bonn.

Returning to the City of Bonn this next years edition will be bigger than ever before.

Rheinaue Park

Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20

53175 Bonn

The following admission times apply for the Panama Open Air:

Friday – from 15:00 h

Saturday – from 12:00 h

The program ends at midnight on both days.

You must be at least 16 years old to attend the festival.

Your age will be checked by the Identification Card at the entrance. The festival program ends at midnight, therefore no adult companion or „mom note“ is required/necessary.  

To attend the after-parties you must be at least 18 years old! Details of the after-parties will be posted on our social media channels soon.

No! If you want to come back to the festival on Saturday, please leave your wristband on! You will not receive a new wristband on Saturday if you have already received a full-weekend wristband on Friday.


Tickets from 2020/21 or 2022 are not valid for POA 2023.

If you have any further questions about ticketing, please feel free to contact us directly via our contact portal or by email at info@panamaopenair.com.

When booking a ticket for POA 2023, simply enter your voucher code in the “Discount” field. It will then be deducted automatically.

Yes, you can use several vouchers at the same time when buying tickets.

Don’t worry. Your voucher is registered with us. Please write an e-mail to our support (info@panamaopenair.com) and state who gave you the voucher and what credit it has. After checking in our system, we can send you a new code/voucher.

Ticketswap is the only official resell platform for tickets of POA.

Absolutely not! Illegal ticket copies are a problem for many festival organisers. It is easy to fall for tricksters. They copy tickets and then sell them on. The seller then goes through the entrance very early and the person who bought the copy comes later and is not let in because the original ticket has already been cancelled. Avoid all these problems and only buy your ticket online directly from our shop. We strongly advise you not to buy tickets on any portals! For more information, click on the BDKV widget: No to the ticket black market! https://bdkv.de/ticketzweitmarkt/ Where can I safely buy tickets for the Panama Open Air Festival? You can only buy tickets online in our ticket shop.

No, unfortunately this is not possible. The ticket will be exchanged for a festival wristband at the entrance, which allows access to the festival for the whole weekend.

The fastener of the wristband will be firmly sealed. The wristband cannot and must not be passed on – cut wristbands lose their validity and will not be replaced.

Generally speaking, we have a no-refund/ticket change policy. However, in certain cases (e.g. cancellation due to a Force Majeure event or if you do not meet some entry criteria prescribed by the local authorities after you purchased) a full refund (excl. 3% processing fee) applies. 

Not able to join the festival? Sell your ticket(s) 100% safe via our official partner Ticketswap.


If you have purchased tickets for the Panama Open Air 2023, you can repersonalise them. To do this, you need to look at your ticket mail again and then click on the ticket and a Vivenu ticket should now open with the option of re-personalisation.

This ticket does not give you access to the event! It must be a vivenu ticket. Please contact info@panamaopenair.com to exchange your Eventbrite or Eventim ticket.

Payment System & Festival Wristbands

Important: We do not have cash on the premises – We’re cashless only! Therefore, the pledge runs as follows:

1. deposit POA-Coin :

The deposit coin, which you got for free with your wristband at the entrance, has the value of a festival cup.
2. first drink:
Hand in your deposit coin and pay for your drink. If you are fetching drinks for a group, collect your friends’ deposit coins and fetch drinks for all of them. If you get more drinks than you have deposit coins or cups, you will pay a €2 fee for each additional cup.
3. the following drinks:
Exchange your empty cup for a new one and pay for your drink.
4. when leaving the festival
Return your last cup to the drinks stalls, it will then have no value anymore.

For all Full Weekend ticket holders: exchange your last cup back into a coin and bring it to the festival on Saturday!

Without a deposit coin / cup you pay 2€ for the cup!
The deposit coin has no monetary value, i.e. you can neither return the coin you got for free at the entrance nor exchange it for 2€.

Cashless only! You can only pay with EC card, credit card, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

You can get the festival wristbands at the Rheinaue train station and at Herbert-Wehner-Platz.

Please note that entry is only permitted with a valid wristband.

Important: If you have a full-weekend ticket, please do not remove your wristband after the first day of the festival! You will not receive a new wristband on Saturday if your ticket has already been scanned once!


We do not have any legal Corona requirements. Nevertheless, we ask you to treat each other responsibly.

If, contrary to expectations, POA 2023 cannot take place due to changing conditions, all tickets will be refunded without exception.


This year there will be no camping option on site available!

Instead, we took care of a great alternative for you:
The POA basecamp experience.
A place only 10 min away from our premises in which you can sleep and camp. Find more information soon on our TRAVEL-site

In the menu you will find soon the item “Travel”, here you can choose great accommodation options for July.


From Bonn main station you can take line 66 in the direction of Bad Honnef/Ramersdorf to our beautiful Rheinaue Park. From there it is less than 100m to the festival entrance. For the sake of the environment and your stress level, we recommend travelling by train.

Parking in the official city parking areas in the vicinity of our site is free of charge. Please be careful not to block any emergency routes or driveways.

Here is an overview of the prohibited items:

Glass in any form (bottles, glasses, …), weapons, sharp objects, drinks of any kind brought along, food, professional photo equipment (reflex cameras), animals, pyrotechnics, drones (and any other kind of flying equipment).

The overview does not claim to be complete. In case of doubt, the statement of the security staff and the crew always applies.

Diagonal parking is available in the following streets from Friday 4pm – Sunday 11am:





No. You are not allowed to bring your own food or drinks. There will be a wide range of food trucks on site to provide you with delicious food and drinks throughout the day.

There is an information point on site that you can contact at any time.

If you notice that you have lost something on the grounds, it is best to ask at the Lost and Found Point. If you find something that doesn’t belong to you, please hand it in at the Lost and Found Point.

After the festival you are welcome to contact info@panamaopenair.com if you have lost something at the festival.

Yes! The festival area including the toilets is barrier-free.

If you have a category B disabled person’s ID, admission for one accompanying person is free. Your companion will receive a wristband at the entrance and does not have to buy a ticket beforehand. The prerequisite for free entry is that you come to the festival together.

No. Please bring only what’s ESSENTIAL to the festival!

There will be a Lost and Found desk outside the main entrance at the Info Point where you can enquire about lost items.

If you notice that something is missing after the festival, please contact info@panamaopenair.com.


Please note that we receive a lot of emails at the moment and the reply may be a little delayed. We will do our best to answer you as soon as possible.


If your issue has already been resolved, but you have a new question, please create a new mail and do NOT reply to the old mail – as your old issue has already been closed in our system.

Thank you very much.

We love that you’re interested in a job or a volunteer position! We are looking for helping hands again in 2023. So just send us an email to volunteer@panamaopenair.com with details of the times when you can support us – be it before the event or on site during the event days in July! Detailed information about vacancies will soon be available on our homepage and social media channels.

Press representatives must register in advance by sending an email to press@panamaopenair.com and will receive a confirmation together with all information from our team.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via our contact portal or by email to info@panamaopenair.com. We will try to answer as soon as possible, but we ask for your patience and understanding if it should take a little longer.

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