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B-Sides Festival 2023, 15. - 17. June, Sonnenberg Kriens/LU. - Thanks for the unbelievable Festival 2022.
B-Sides Festival 2023, 15. - 17. June, Sonnenberg Kriens/LU.

Artists

In this archive you will find all artists who have performed at the B-Sides Festival on the Sonnenberg, at a B-Sides event in Lucerne and the surrounding area or at a SAY HI! event. Besides musicians and performance artists, visual designers are also listed.

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Apinti (CH/BS)
Andrew Wolfisberger (CH/LU)
Alina Benz (CH/SG)
Alan Romano (CH/LU)
AM (USA)
Artjom Uruslan (CH/LU)
Antennas (SWE)
Aucan (ITA)
Antipop Consotrium (USA)
Antenna Tony Monorail (CH/BS)
Alvin Zealot (CH/LU)
Andrea Kouyaté & Le Magic Foli (MAL)
Ata Kak (GHA)
a=f/m (CH/LU)
Ammar 808 & The Maghreb United (TUN)
AWA (ZWE)
Asbest (CH/BS)
Arbajo Jairus & Them Lovers (CH/BS)
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Brandy Butler
Brian Lopez (USA)
Big Pants (CH/VD)
Bonjour Madame (CH/LU)
Black Sun Productions (CH/ZH)
Botanica (CH/LU)
Beehoover (DE)
Bulbul (AUT)
Benni Hemm Hemm (ISL)
Bit-Tuner (CH/SG)
Babar Luck (UK)
Bassolino (CH)
Bismuth (NLD)
Breton (UK)
Blind Banjo Aregger & Oklahoma Butcher (CH/LU)
Buvette (CH/VD)
Black Mountain (USA)
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba (MAL)
Bambino (NER)
Beak (UK)
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DJ Pop B.Sessen (CH/BS)
DJ Lü.q (CH/BS)
DJ Gonzo (CH)
DJ Bête Bétonique (CH)
DJ Deux (CH/FR)
DJ Dayni & Squawk (CH/LU)
DJ Kelly Voltage (CH/LU)
Dans La Visage (CH/LU)
Die Polin (CH)
DJs Trendy Andy (CH/LU)
Disco Drive (ITA)
Das Pferd (CH/BS)
DJ Harald Seeman (CH/LU)
Die Morlocks (CH/LU)
DJ Opistotonus & DJ Sir Zodiac (CH/LU)
DJ Disco Drive (CH/LU)
Die Empfohlene Menge (CH/LU)
DJ Flip (UK)
DJ Dizzy Tizzy (CH/LU)
Dead Bunny (CH/BE)
Dogshow (UK)
Dans La Tente (CH/LU)
Dead Western (USA)
DJ’s Maft Sai & Chris Menist (THA)
Daniel Bachmann (USA)
Dena (DE)
DJ Flash Gordon bleu (CH/SZ)
DJ Sam Pirelli’s Psycho Radio Show (CH/LU)
Dels (GER)
Disco Pirata (CH/ZH)
Destroyer (USA)
De Haderi (CH/LU)
Die krummen Buben (CH/LU)
DJ U.R.S.N. (CH/LU)
Decibelles (FRA)
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek (DE)
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Guido Bang Bang & The Flashing Blowjobs (CH)
Giant Giant Sand (USA)
Gestapo d’Amour Djs (CH/LU)
Gurzuf (BLR)
Göldin (CH/SG)
GaBLé (FRA)
Growing (USA)
Grey Mole (CH/LU)
Grup Rhoda (USA)
Grand Atlas Mondial (CH/FR)
Gazelle Twin (UK)
Gaia (CH/LU)
Grimvötn (CH/BE)
Great Black Waters (CH/ZH)
Giz Medium (FRA)
Ginger And The Ghost (AUS)
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Hannah Boldt (CH/LU)
Hidalgo (DE)
Hood Regulators (CH/LU)
Honey For Petzi (CH/VD)
Hermann Dune (FRA)
H.T. Rønjes (CH/LU)
Harald Seemann (CH/ZH)
Halls (UK)
Haubi Songs (CH/LU)
Hyperculte (CH/GE)
Hitschtschitsch (CH/LU)
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John Sars (CH/VD)
Josef K (CH/ZH)
Jotta (CH/LU)
Johnny Burn & The BBB (CH/LU)
Jari Antti (CH/BS)
JJ & Palin (CAN)
Jonathan Toubin (USA)
Jeremy Wade “The Battlefield Nurse” (DE)
Juan & Blerim (CH/LU)
J&L Defer (CH/ZH)
Jon Hood (CH/LU)
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Kairo Edwards
Kapnorth (CH/VD)
Kim Pham (CH/BE)
Kate Mosh (GER)
Kolkhorst (DE)
Karen Geyer (CH/ZH)
Kronzeugen (CH/LU)
Kunz & Knobel (CH/LU)
Krankenzimmer 204 (CH/LU)
Kevin Blechdom (USA)
Knut (CH/GE)
Koudlam (FRA)
Kool A.D. (USA)
Knob & Cio (CH/ZH)
Kamikaze (CH/LU)
Kassette (CH/FR)
Klaus Johann Grobe (CH/BS)
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Luzius Wespe (CH/LU)
Lea Hall (CH/BS)
Leonie Felber (CH/LU)
Les Diplomates (CH/GE)
Lahar (CH/LU)
Love Of Everything (USA)
Little Jig Digital Team (CH/BS)
Lird Van Goles (CH/SZ)
Love And Girls (CH/LU)
Les Yeux Sans Visage (CH/LU)
Land Observations (UK)
Larytta (CH/VD)
La Gale (CH/VD)
Les Chicklettes (CH/GE)
Laetitia Shériff (FRA)
La Barbie (CH/ZH)
Les Moulaffes de la Singie Bleue (CH/FR)
Les Filles De Illighadad (NER)
La Colonie de Vacances (FRA)
L’Orage (CH/GE)
La Cacatúa y Juan (CH/LU)
L’Eclair (CH/GE)
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m.k.moon (CH/BS)
möf (CH/SG)
Mik Matter (CH/LU)
Mathias Lather (CH/LU)
Mario Suter (CH/LU)
Mirko-Kosmos (CH)
Michel Fuchs (CH/LU)
Mischa Käser (CH/ZH)
Modom (CH/LU)
Mikromops (CH/LU)
Maygold (CH/LU)
Mutiny On The Bounty (LUX)
Musica Da Cucina (ITA)
My Baby The Bomb (CH/LU)
Micachu & The Shapes (UK)
MT Dancefloor (CH/LU)
Marochine (CH/LU)
Must Have Been Tokyo (CH/BE,LU)
Moskito (CH/LU)
Merz ft. Sartorius Drum Ensemble (UK,CH)
Martin Meier (CH/LU)
Mystery Park (CH/LU)
Mark Berube (CAN)
Moving Target (CH/LU)
Manifesto C (CH/LU)
Monosky (CH/FR)
Muthoni Drummer Queen (KEN, CH)
Melodiesinfonie (CH/ZH)
Musikwagen Luzerner Sinfonieorchester(CH/LU)
Maëlle (CH/ZH)
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Nicole Wanderon (CH/LU)
Nefeli Avgeris (CH/BS)
Navel (CH/BS)
Nightlands (USA)
Nots (USA)
Nobody Reads (CH/BS)
None of Them (CH/ZH)
Nuitunit (CH/LU)
Nat-Shizaru (CH/LU)
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Quit Your Day Job (SWE)
QCID (CH/LU)
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Rahel’s and Zooey’s Fat Stretch (CH, DE)
Roman Lerch (CH/SG)
Rolf Gisler (CH/LU)
Reno (CH)
Rumplestitchkin (BEL)
Rude Attack Sound System (CH/LU)
Romano (DE)
Reverend Beat Man & The New Wave (CH/BE)
Raketkanon (BEL)
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TS Strsh (Bumm Tschägg) (CH/LU)
TS Firewoods (CH/LU)
The Dead Sailors (FR)
TS Sercio Tacchini (CH)
TS Chucks (CH/LU)
Tunica Dartos (CH/LU)
TS Uas (CH/LU)
TS Das Gummi vs. Fish & Fish (CH/LU)
Three Trapped Tigers (UK)
Talibam! ft. Sam Kulik (USA)
The Field (SWE)
Terakaft (MAL)
The Plastic People Of The Universe (CZE)
The Paradise Bankok Molam International Band (THA)
TS Rasputin (CH/LU)
Toumani & Sidiki (MAL)
The Trottles Of The Dead (CH/FR)
Trackselectordisco mit TS Uas and Friends (CH/LU)
Tägg en Amsle “Fründe” (CH/ZH)
Touch (CH/LU)
Tomaga (UK)
The Mauskovic Dance Band (NDL)
Team Scheller (DE)
Tanche (CH/LU)
& - 10
“Who’s Johnny Cash” (CH/LU)
(R) (IRL,FR,GRC)
3FACH All-Star Trackselector Team (CH/LU)

Graphic Design

We not only offer an important platform for musicians but for visual artists as well. Every year, local graphic designers are engaged to to design the festival’s online presence and the physical goods and materials like posters, shirts and merchandise.

2020

Layout:
KUBA Creative Services – Alan Romano & Jaron Gyger

Programming:
Manuel Von Rotz

Font:
Fabio Furlani

Photography:
Kim Pham

Festival-Website

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2019

Layout:
KUBA Creative Services – Alan Romano & Jaron Gyger with
Tobias Eichelberger

Sculptures:
Jaron Gyger

Photography:
Yves Krähenbühl

Programming:
Timo Beeler

Animation:
Fabio Furlani

Festival-Website

Booklet

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2018

Layout:
Johnson/KingstonIvan Weiss & Michael Kryenbühl with
Sebastian Wyss

Festival-Website

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2017

Layout:
Johnson/KingstonIvan Weiss & Michael Kryenbühl

Festival-Website

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2016

Layout:
Johnson/KingstonIvan Weiss & Michael Kryenbühl

Festival-Website

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2015

Layout:
HI – Megi Zumstein & Claudio Barandun with
Carla Crameri

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2014

Layout Festival:
Johnson/KingstonIvan Weiss & Michael Kryenbühl

Layout Indoor Festival:

Marcel Huwiler

Festival-Website

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2013

Layout:
Feixen – Felix Pfäffli

Festival-Website

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2012

Layout:
Feixen – Felix Pfäffli with
Mathis Pfäffli & Mario Suter

Festival-Website
Booklet

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2011

Layout:
Feixen – Felix Pfäffli

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2010

Layout:
Mario Suter

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2009

Layout:
Feixen – Felix Pfäffli

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2008

Layout:
Feixen – Felix Pfäffli

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2007

Layout:
Mario Suter
Mathis Pfäffli

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2006

Layout:
Mario Suter
Mathis Pfäffli

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Fieldsessions

Year after year, our fieldsessions take place far away from the hustle and bustle of the festival. Music mixes with the sound of nature and is captured by our filming team for eternity. These unforgettable experiences are created in an intimate setting – in and around the Sonnenberg, surrounded by an impressive backdrop of the nature of Lucerne.

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B-Sides Festival 2023, 15. - 17. June, Sonnenberg Kriens/LU. Thanks for the unbelievable Festival 2022.
Thanks for the unbelievable Festival 2022.

Festival

Overview

Extraordinary music from every genre is dear to the heart of the B-Sides Festival. But not only the musical choice makes this festival special, also the varied and freshly prepared food as well as the unique festival site decorations, which take the 4.500 yearly visitors to another world over the course of three days.

Since the first edition in 2006, the B-Sides Festival has placed great value on bringing many national and regional artists to the Sonnenberg in Lucerne. With open ears and a lot of curiosity, the festival listens to the B-Side of vinyls and discovers young and courageous artists searching for new ways to get the creative juices of the entire festival community going.

Volunteers

Thanks to the tireless support of over 300 volunteers, the B-Sides Festival can take place every year. The festival has been fortunate to have so many motivated people who help the days leading up to, throughout and after the festival with a lot of lifeblood. That is what made the festival what it is now. Without them this would be impossible.

Helping hands are always welcome and can be useful in various areas of the festival. You can reach out to Laurine, our point person for volunteers if you are interested in learning more.

    SAY HI!

    Overview

    SAY HI! is an exchange- and networking platform created by B-Sides in 2015. The main focus is to talk about music, musical experiences and other important topics in an informal, and down-to-earth atmosphere. We bring together musicans, festivals, clubs, promoters, institutions, sponsors, foundations, and audiences, and let them exchange thoughts and ideas.

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    Overview

    The B-Sides association was founded in 2005 with the aim of promoting exceptional cultural creativity and providing a platform for courageous music. Just one year later, this was put into practice with the first edition of the festival.

    Ten years later, in 2016, the networking platform  SAY HI! was launched as another project of the association. This is intended to promote creative networks and provide an opportunity for exchange between cultural workers, organizers and artists. 

    Since January 2023, the structure of the association is oriented according to the concepts of sociocracy and holocracy. In this way, all participants in the festival management are guaranteed more decision-making power and implementation possibilities. The festival will now be further developed in the following seven circles: Booking & Production, Cockpit, Documentation, Development & Innovation, Network, Catering and Workshop.

    The idea of sustainability, in all areas, is very important to the association. Not only caring for the environment and nature, but also giving a public stage to issues such as equality and community. That is why B-Sides is part of the  Vers Le Futur network and has signed the Keychange Pledge

    How B-Sides approaches projects and turns them into reality is beautifully summarized in “The Art of B-Sides”.

    The Art of B-Sides

    Our goal is to be a role model for those working in the arts and culture. That’s why we advocate inclusion, openness and the courage to try something new. Because this works best together, we are more than happy to share our principles so that they can be used successfully by others.

    ❶ Cooperative

    We promote networking and community. We share our expertise with each other, we support each other, and we don’t exclude anyone. We offer each other help and learn from each other.
    Together instead of alone

    ❷ Meaningful

    We act thoughtfully and reflect on the way we work. When we do something, we always do it with a goal in mind and a desire to add value. Our actions should be meaningful and make a difference. Sometimes only for individuals, but more often for several or quite a few.
    → Reflect and generate value

    ❸ Responsible

    We act in a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable manner. We make our decisions consciously and justifiably. In order to make a difference in the long term, we inform ourselves and constantly learn.
    → Conscious and well-founded

    ❹ Respectful

    Respect is the basis for moving forward together. We meet each other at eye level and see the other person as an equal. Every opinion should be heard and every person given a chance. Trust is important to us. Our interaction is conducive to dialog, non-violent and equal.
    → With each other instead of against each other

    ❺ Courageous

    We dare to take risks and accept failure. We are not discouraged by mistakes, but learn from them. We tackle the unknown and do not allow ourselves to be frightened.
    → Courage to be brave

    ❻ Ambitious

    We work professionally and set high standards for the quality of our work and that of our partners. We pursue our goals with great conviction and acquire sound expertise. Where B-Sides is written on it, quality is in it.
    → Quality before quantity

    ❼ Diverse

    We encourage creativity across genres and are unbiased. We like to discover new things and are open to innovative ideas and suggestions. To promote diversity, we think interdisciplinary and not along boundaries.
    → B-side instead of A-side

    Makers

    ● Festival management

    Dominik Unternährer
    Overall coordination / Foundraising / Partners / Media / Bubble coordination
    dominik.unternaehrer@b-sides.ch

    Vera Frasson
    Communication / Marketing
    vera.frasson@b-sides.ch

    Sophie Zschieschang
    Admin / Finances
    sophie.zschieschang@b-sides.ch

    Tobias Wiler
    Beverage
    tobias.wiler@b-sides.ch

    Esther Sauter
    Food
    esther.sauter@b-sides.ch

    Carola Glättli
    Food
    carola.glaettli@b-sides.ch

    Christof Bühler
    Infrastructure / Bubble coordination
    christof.buehler@b-sides.ch

    Miriam Schlüssel
    Decoration
    miriam.schluessel@b-sides.ch

    Jennifer Jans
    Program
    programm@b-sides.ch

    Dominika Jarotta
    Program / Bubble coordination
    programm@b-sides.ch

    Fabian Riccio
    Production
    fabian.riccio@b-sides.ch

    ● Circle coordination

    Francesca Blachnik
    Bubble coordination
    francesca.blachnik@b-sides.ch

    Sam Aebi
    Bubble coordination
    sam.aebi@b-sides.ch

    Philippe Weizenegger
    Bubble coordination
    philippe.weizenegger@b-sides.ch

    ● Festival management

    Dominik Unternährer
    Overall coordination / Foundraising / Partners / Media / Bubble coordination
    dominik.unternaehrer@b-sides.ch

    Vera Frasson
    Communication / Marketing
    vera.frasson@b-sides.ch

    Sophie Zschieschang
    Admin / Finances
    sophie.zschieschang@b-sides.ch

    Tobias Wiler
    Beverage
    tobias.wiler@b-sides.ch

    Esther Sauter
    Food
    esther.sauter@b-sides.ch

    Carola Glättli
    Food
    carola.glaettli@b-sides.ch

    Christof Bühler
    Infrastructure / Bubble coordination
    christof.buehler@b-sides.ch

    Miriam Schlüssel
    Decoration
    miriam.schluessel@b-sides.ch

    Jennifer Jans
    Program
    programm@b-sides.ch

    Dominika Jarotta
    Program / Bubble coordination
    programm@b-sides.ch

    Fabian Riccio
    Production
    fabian.riccio@b-sides.ch

    Die Festivalleitung und das Festivalbüro wird vor, während und nach dem Festival von 14 Ressortleiter*innen, sieben Küchen- und Bar-Chef*innen und über 300 freiwilligen Helfer*innen unterstützt. 

    Herzlichen Dank für den tatkräftigen Support.

    Contact

    Verein B-Sides
    B-Sides Festival
    Bireggstrasse 36
    6003 Luzern

    b-sides@b-sides.ch

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      Imprint + Privacy

      Redaktion:
      Vera Frasson
      Angela Meier
      Edina Kurjakovic
      Francesca Blachnik
      Jennifer Jans
      Sophie Zschieschang

      Gestaltung:
      Carmen Brand
      Lea Häfliger

      Programmierung:
      Pascal Bieri

      Fotografie Website:
      Sam Aebi
      MIGN

      Datenschutz

      Lovers

      Overview

      Since its foundation in 2006 the B-Sides Festival is supported by numerous loving people and organizations: The B-Sides Lovers.

      Even a small donation of money will help to keep the B-Sides heartbeat going steadily. And allow the festival to continue to explore ideas and follow its visions.

      As a thank you for their support, the lovers receive numerous goodies as well as discounted tickets and invitations to the exclusive lovers apéro.

      B A Lover

      ● Lover

      As a lover you benefit from a discounted festival ticket and B-Sides events during the year. We also invite you to the exclusive lovers apéro during the festival and spoil you with lovers goodies throughout the year. You’ll always be the first to hear the news from the B-Sides and you can get a free edition of the reportagen magazine.

      Yearly contribution: CHF 50.-

      ● Super-Lover

      As a super-lover you benefit from a discounted festival ticket and B-Sides events during the year. We also invite you to the exclusive lovers apéro during the festival and spoil you with lovers goodies throughout the year. You’ll always be the first to hear the news from the B-Sides and you get a trial subscription to the reportagen magazine (3 issues).

      Yearly contribution: CHF 100.-

      ● Group-Lover

      As a company-lover you’ll be mentioned and linked on our website and immortalized by our decoration team on the sponsor wall at the entrance to the festival site. As a thank you you will receive two day-tickets and be the first to hear the news from the B-Sides. Of course we invite you to the partner apéro during the festival and spoil you with lovers goodies during the year

      Yearly contribution: CHF 300.-

      ● Super-Group-Lover

      As a super-Group-Lover you’ll be mentioned on our website and will be given a prominent spot on our sponsoring wall at the entrance to the festival site. As a thank you you’ll receive three day-tickets and be the first to hear the news from the B-Sides. Of course we invite you to the partner apéro during the festival and spoil you with lovers goodies during the year as well as an annual subscription for the reportagen magazine.

      Yearly contribution: CHF 800.-

      Lovers 2022

      ● B-Sides Super Business Lovers

      HERZOG AG
      Velociped

      ● B-Sides Business Lovers

      PROP
      Kleintheater
      Voltafilm
      Goldschmied Frasson
      Photostudio
      EINFACH.SIEBDRUCK
      Handson Umami / Studio Fayo
      BÜRO ZWOI
      Verein Tschuttiheftli
      Infotrace Medical
      V Zug
      Advokatur Robert Bühler
      Carole Barmettler

      Lover & Super Lovers

      We were happy to welcome nearly 300 peoples as lovers of the b-sides festival in 2022.

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