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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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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)
B
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)
D
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)
G
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)
H
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)
Hanreti (CH/LU)
Haubi Songs (CH/LU)
Hyperculte (CH/GE)
Hitschtschitsch (CH/LU)
J
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)
K
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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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)
N
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)
O
Ohmacht (CH/BE)
Ostkost DJ Kollektiv (CH/LU)
Oh, Sister DJ Team (CH/BE)
OCnotes (USA)
OOAM Trackselector Disco (CH/AG)
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp XXL (CH/GE)
Ophelia’s Iron Vest (CH/LU)
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Puortico Quartet (UK)
Patrick Bishop (CH/BE)
Patrick Müller (CH/LU)
Patrik Zosso (CH/LU)
Philipe Burrell (CH/LU)
Publicist (UK)
Paris Suit Yourself (FRA)
Pink Mountaintops (USA)
Pandour (CH/FR)
Peaking Lights (USA)
Pretty Little Hate Machine (CH/LU)
Palmyra (SYR, CH)
Pyrit (CH/SG)
P.A. Hülsenbeck (DE)
Prune Carmen Diaz & Louis Jucker (CH/VD,NE)
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Quit Your Day Job (SWE)
QCID (CH/LU)
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Roman Lerch (CH/SG)
Rolf Gisler (CH/LU)
Remo Helfenstein (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)
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Werle & Stankowski (DE)
Wicked Wiggler (CH/LU)
Walls (UK)
Wavering Hands (CH/LU)
Warm Graves (DE)
WWWater (BEL)

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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      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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