The Lauter Festival dares the upgrade and plays at the 14th edition in addition to the Stall 6 and El Lokal also the hall of the Gessnerallee. This means that the free festival on May 6 and 7, 2022, will offer even more people the chance to make new musical discoveries among the 25 bands performing. The line-up makes a political statement with a balanced gender ratio, a headliner from the occupied Golan Heights and a Ukrainian choir.
The organizers of the Lauter Festival have learned two things from two years of exceptional circumstances. First: More space is needed. That's why the hall of the Gessnerallee will now also be used, in addition to the festival's regular stages El Lokal and Stall 6. Second: The quality of the local. Only three bands travel from abroad, the majority of the performing bands come from Switzerland. As always, the festival is free of charge, so as not to exclude people with lower incomes and thus to enable the widest possible audience to enjoy unique festival experiences. The contemporary line-up of 25 bands and DJs sets accents: More than half of the acts have a FINTA share, and the two parties will feature four DJs from the feminist Zurich collective F96. Friday's headliners TootArd from the Golan Heights / Bern will take you to the discos of the early 80s in Cairo, Damascus and Beirut with a retro-funk whirlwind. Saturday's headliners Naked Cameo from Vienna play eclectic pop rock. Coming home is the the motto for Zug-born Ay Wing, who now lives in Berlin and was named "Best Talent" by SRF 3 in March. Out of the ordinary is the band Перли: the seven music students met in Zurich after fleeing Ukraine and began sharing traditional songs from their homeland with local audiences together.
But lesser-known names will also delight audiences at the Lauter Festival. Among them are a whole six acts from the collective's own music label: Prince Jelleh and Waverer oscillate between indie rock and slacker pop, Gina Été leans toward jazz, and Fjälla is reminiscent of Sonic Youth. Overcoming the Röschti and other divides are Barrio Colette from Geneva and Mattiu, who sings in Romansh. The line-up will be completed, as always, with up-and-coming bands and pre-stars from a wide variety of skies and styles. This is made possible by the support of partners such as the Migros Culture Percentage, the Culture Department of the Canton of Zurich and the Phonoproduzierende Foundation - and above all by the voluntary commitment of the festival organizers and their love for each other and for music.
On www.lauter.ch/festival you can find information about all performing bands.
Lauter is a musicians' collective from Switzerland that was founded in 2009. The collective organizes concerts in various cities and runs a record label. At the core of everything is music that moves. Organized as an association, a large number of Lautermacher*innen are involved on a voluntary basis, held together by a mini office. Lauter develops and promotes talents in music creation as well as in organizing events and label activities. With the aim of shaping Swiss culture and promoting more women and young people on and off stage, Lauter works together with the organizations Band-it, Keychange, Helvetiarockt, Indiesuisse and DANZH.