19 October – 06 November 2018
When international stars like Rod Stewart, Zucchero, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones or P!nk come to Basel, the BALOISE SESSION is sure to be the reason. Since 1986, each autumn major stars make their way to this popular Swiss boutique-music festival, where they leave the festival audiences with concert memories they will never forget. Visitors are not only thrilled by the big stars, but also often by the many newcomers at the festival. With pop, rock, singer-songwriter, soul, funk, blues, jazz and world music all in the programme, the richly diverse line-up offers a range of music styles that appeals to all of its approx. 20’000 visitors.
Experience the unique club-like atmosphere of the music festival Baloise Session (formerly AVO SESSION Basel). Here you can get closer to the stars than at any other music event as you sit in the elegant ambiance of a music club with round tables and candlelight, only a few meters away from the musicians. No other music festival offers you so much intimacy with a capacity of only 1 550 seats. This music event will create its unforgettable memories in the Event Hall – designed by Herzog & de Meuron- in the Congress Center Basel.
Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Blues, World Music, Singer-Songwriter, Country
A-ha, Al Di Meola, Alice Cooper, Amy Macdonald, Anastacia, Birdy, Brandi Carlile, Brian Wilson, Sir Bob Geldof, Bryan Ferry, Buddy Guy, Candy Dulfer, Chris Cornell, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Daniela Mercury, Dave Gahan, Deep Purple, Die Fantastischen Vier, Dionne Warwick, Sir Elton John, Elvis Costello, Emeli Sandé, Eric Clapton, Esperanza Spalding, Faithless, Gianna Nannini, Gloria Estefan, Goran Bregovic, Grace Jones, Gregory Porter, Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, James Blunt, James Brown, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum, Jamiroquai, Jan Delay, Jeff Beck, Jethro Tull, Joe Cocker, Joe Jackson, John Newman, Joss Stone, Juanes, Katie Melua, Keb’Mo’, Kelly Rowland, Kenny Rogers, Kevin Costner, Laura Pausini, Leona Lewis, Lionel Richie, Lisa Stansfield, Liza Minnelli, Lizz Wright, Lucio Dalla, Marianne Faithfull, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Mark Knopfler, Mary J. Blige, Melanie C, Melody Gardot, Mike & The Mechanics, Miles Davis, Milow, Norah Jones, Paolo Nutini, Patricia Kaas, Paul Anka, Peter Maffay, Pink, Randy Newman, Raul Midon, Ray Charles, Razorlight, Reamonn, Robert Plant, Rod Stewart, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Adams, Scorpions, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Silbermond, Simple Minds, Simply Red, Sinéad O’Connor, Snow Patrol, Solomon Burke, Status Quo, Steve Earle, Texas, The Steve Miller Band, Sir Tom Jones, Toby Keith, Tori Amos, Toto, Trombone Shorty, Wayne Shorter, Wyclef Jean, Zucchero