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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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Art
Performance
Music
A
Andrew Wolfisberger
Alina Benz
Alan Romano
AM
Artjom Uruslan
Antennas
Aucan
Antipop Consotrium
Antenna Tony Monorail
Alvin Zealot
Andrea Kouyaté & Le Magic Foli
Ata Kak
a=f/m
Ammar 808 & The Maghreb United
AWA
Asbest
Arbajo Jairus & Them Lovers
B
Brian Lopez
Big Pants
Bonjour Madame
Black Sun Productions
Botanica
Beehoover
Bulbul
Benni Hemm Hemm
Bit-Tuner
Babar Luck
Bassolino
Bismuth
Breton
Blind Banjo Aregger & Oklahoma Butcher
Buvette
Black Mountain
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba
Bambino
Beak
D
DJ Pop B.Sessen
DJ Lü.q
DJ Gonzo
DJ Bête Bétonique
DJ Deux
DJ Dayni & Squawk
DJ Kelly Voltage
Dans La Visage
Die Polin
DJs Trendy Andy
Disco Drive
Das Pferd
DJ Harald Seeman
Die Morlocks
DJ Opistotonus & DJ Sir Zodiac
DJ Disco Drive
Die Empfohlene Menge
DJ Flip
DJ Dizzy Tizzy
Dead Bunny
Dogshow
Dans La Tente
Dead Western
DJ’s Maft Sai & Chris Menist
Daniel Bachmann
Dena
DJ Flash Gordon bleu
DJ Sam Pirelli’s Psycho Radio Show
Dels
Disco Pirata
Destroyer
De Haderi
Die krummen Buben
DJ U.R.S.N.
Decibelles
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek
E
G
Guido Bang Bang & The Flashing Blowjobs
Giant Giant Sand
Gestapo d’Amour Djs
Gurzuf
Göldin
GaBLé
Growing
Grey Mole
Grup Rhoda
Grand Atlas Mondial
Gazelle Twin
Gaia
Grimvötn
Great Black Waters
Giz Medium
Ginger And The Ghost
J
John Sars
Josef K
Jotta
Johnny Burn & The BBB
Jari Antti
JJ & Palin
Jonathan Toubin
Jeremy Wade “The Battlefield Nurse”
Juan & Blerim
J&L Defer
Jon Hood
K
Kapnorth
Kim Pham
Kate Mosh
Kolkhorst
Karen Geyer
Kronzeugen
Kunz & Knobel
Krankenzimmer 204
Kevin Blechdom
Knut
Koudlam
Kool A.D.
Knob & Cio
Kamikaze
Kassette
Klaus Johann Grobe
L
Luzius Wespe
Lea Hall
Leonie Felber
Les Diplomates
Lahar
Love Of Everything
Little Jig Digital Team
Lird Van Goles
Love And Girls
Les Yeux Sans Visage
Land Observations
Larytta
La Gale
Les Chicklettes
Laetitia Shériff
La Barbie
Les Moulaffes de la Singie Bleue
Les Filles De Illighadad
La Colonie de Vacances
L’Orage
La Cacatúa y Juan
L’Eclair
M
Mik Matter
Mathias Lather
Mario Suter
Mirko-Kosmos
Michel Fuchs
Mischa Käser
Modom
Mikromops
Maygold
Mutiny On The Bounty
Musica Da Cucina
My Baby The Bomb
Micachu & The Shapes
MT Dancefloor
Marochine
Must Have Been Tokyo
Moskito
Merz ft. Sartorius Drum Ensemble
Martin Meier
Mystery Park
Mark Berube
Moving Target
Manifesto C
Monosky
Muthoni Drummer Queen
Melodiesinfonie
Musikwagen Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
Maëlle
Me & The Magic Horses
N
Nicole Wanderon
Nefeli Avgeris
Navel
Nightlands
Nots
Nobody Reads
None of Them
Nuitunit
Nat-Shizaru
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Ohmacht
Ostkost DJ Kollektiv
Oh, Sister DJ Team
Octonoes
OOAM Trackselector Disco
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp XXL
Ophelia’s Iron Vest
Q
Quit Your Day Job
QCID
R
Roman Lerch
Rolf Gisler
Remo Helfenstein
Reno
Rumplestitchkin
Rude Attack Sound System
Romano
Reverend Beat Man & The New Wave
Raketkanon
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TS Strsh (Bumm Tschägg)
The Fabulous Dance Machine ft. Treiber
TS Firewoods
The Dead Sailors
TS Sercio Tacchini
TS Chucks
Tunica Dartos
TS Uas
TS Das Gummi vs. Fish & Fish
Three Trapped Tigers
Talibam! ft. Sam Kulik
The Field
Terakaft
The Plastic People Of The Universe
The Paradise Bankok Molam International Band
TS Rasputin
Toumani & Sidiki
The Trottles Of The Dead
Trackselectordisco mit TS Uas and Friends
Touch
Tomaga
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Team Scheller
Tanche
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Werle & Stankowski
Wicked Wiggler
Walls
Wavering Hands
Warm Graves
WWWater

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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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 work and offering a platform for courageous artists. Just a year later, the first edition of the festival took place. 

    Ten years later in 2015, the networking platform SAY HI! was launched as another project of the association. SAY HI! is intended to promote creative networks and offers an opportunity for exchange between artists and organisers.

    The idea of sustainability in all areas is very important to the association. Not only important environmental issues get special attention, but also issues relating to equality and community are highlighted on a public stage. “The Art of B-Sides” wonderfully summarizes how the B-Sides community tackles projects and turns them into reality.

    The Art of B-Sides

    The Art of B-Sides

    Our goal is to  be a role model for art and culture professionals. We therefore advocate inclusion, openness and the courage to try new things. We are happy to share our principles, so that they can be used by anyone who wants to follow them as well.  

    ❶ Cooperative

    We promote networking and community. We share our know-how with each other, support each other and don’t exclude anyone. We offer assistance and learn from our exchange.
    → We’re better together

    ❷ Sensitivity

    We act thoughtfully and reflect on how we work. We always have a goal in mind and a desire to add value if we’re doing something. Our actions should make a difference and should be sensible. Sometimes this impacts only for a few, sometimes we affect a greater number of people.
    → Reflect and generate values

    ❸ Responsible

    We act in a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable manner. We make our decisions consciously and responsibly. In order to be able to achieve something long term, we do research and try to learn constantly.
    → Consciously and reasonably

    ❹ Respectful

    Respect is the basis for collective progress. We meet at eye level and see each other as equal. Every opinion should be heard and every person should be given a chance. Trust is important to us. Our interaction is open to dialogue, non-violent and equal.
    → Together not against each other

    ❺ Brave

    We dare to take risks and accept failure. We don’t get discouraged by mistakes – we learn from them. We tackle the unknown and don’t let ourselves be intimidated.
    → Courage to be courageous 

    ❻ Ambitious

    We work professionally and make high demands on the quality of our work and that of our partners. We pursue our goals with great conviction and acquire in-depth knowledge. If it’s labeled B-Sides it contains quality content.
    → Quality before quantity

    ❼ Diversity

    We promote creativity across all genres and are unbiased. We like to discover new things and are open to innovative ideas and suggestions. To promote diversity, we think in an interdisciplinary manner and outside the box.
    → B-Sides not A-Sides.

    Makers

    ● Board

    Edina Kurjakovic
    Cultural policy/HR/Mediation

    Angela Meier
    Marketing/Communication/Sponsoring/Club admin

    Reto Achermann
    Präsident/IT/Infrastructure

    Jennifer Jans
    SAY HI!/Accounting/Controlling/Mediation/Program

    Ronya Enzmann
    Festival management/Fundraising/Sustainability

    ● Management and Festival management

    Sophie Zschieschang
    Overall coordination/Lovers/Finances

    Vera Frasson
    Communication/Marketing

    Dominik Unternährer
    Media/Partnerships/Fundraising

    ● Festival management

    Francesca Blachnik
    Food & Beverage

    Laurine Kaufmann
    Volunteers

    Marcel Bieri
    Program/SAY HI!

    Charleen Bretteville
    Production

    Philippe Weizenegger
    Infrastructure

    Misch Lipp
    Dekoration

    The festival management and the festival office are supported by 14 department heads, seven kitchen and bar chefs and over 300 volunteers.

    Thank you very much for your active support.

    Contact

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

    b-sides@b-sides.ch 

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    Press area

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      Imprint + Privacy

      Editorial:
      Vera Frasson
      Jennifer Jans
      Claire Bowman

      Layout:
      Carmen Brand
      Lea Häfliger

      Programming:
      Pascal Bieri

      Fotografie Website:
      Sam Aebi
      MIGN

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      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 2020

      ● B-Sides Super-Group-Lover

      Ueli Hof
      Herzog Treuhand
      Velociped

      ● B-Sides Group-Lover

      EINFACH.SIEBDRUCK
      Kleintheater Luzern
      Eichenberger-Szenografie
      Frasson – der Goldschmied
      infotrace MEDICAL
      Matthias R. Schönbächler, Anwaltskanzlei Seidenhof
      Voltafilm
      PROP
      blu architekten
      BB Bettstatt
      Verein Tschutti-Heftli

      Lover & Super-Lover

      We were happy to welcome nearly 300 peoples as lovers of the b-sides festival in 2020.

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