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The Bunte Republik Neustadt (german, colorful republic of Neustadt) is a 3-day musical event that occurs every year in June in Dresdenmarker's outer Neustadt in Saxonymarker in Germanymarker.

The Name Bunte Republik refers to Bundesrepublik (federal republic), as it was founded in 1990, the year after the Wende in East Germany, before it joined the West German Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD). Originally the BRN was meant as a kind of a free state, in this time of change. In the first years it even had a “fun”-government and a currency (Neustadtmark). Bunt means multi-colored in German.

During the festival, the streets are closed off in this area, the streets are filled with vendors selling food and drink, DJs playing music and live bands. It is attended by every age group and class of citizen.In 2006, more than 150,000 people attended, and over 100 bands played in the streets and parks of this area. In total,it presents more than 1000 artists.

Beginning in 2001, several BRN's were overshadowed by rioting, as a result of which glass bottles are now forbidden, and the BRN is usually guarded by strong police forces.

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