Once again, we’ll be awarding the most successful Swiss artists at Hallenstadion. At the SMAs, short for Swiss Music Awards, we won’t only be seeing Swiss musician. There will also be international celebrities that will rock the stage.

You might remember us being at the SMAs last year; we were able to check out the red carpet and follow the awards show live. You can find our review about last year’s show here: Swiss Music Awards 2017. There were lucky enough to spot the following international artists: James Blunt, Alvaro Soler and Mark Forster.

Showacts SMA 2018

The first showact was already announced, and it was a big one! The legendary german rockband “Die Toten Hosen” is on the list. During the past few weeks, more acts have been announced

Hecht, Trauffer, Adel Tawil, Die Toten Hosen, Veronica Fusaro 


And the nominees are…

This year there are 13 categories (without the Artist Award, which cannot be voted for) at the Swiss Music Awards. Same as last year, YOU can vote for your favorite artists. You decide who will bring home an award. Vote for your artist until Feb. 4th: Swiss Music Awards 2018 Voting

Here are all nominees:

Best Female Solo Act
Phanee de Pool

Best Male Solo Act

Best Group
Lo & Leduc
Züri West

Best Breaking Act
Damian Lynn

Best Talent
Panda Lux
Stereo Luchs

Best Act Romandie

Best Live Act
Zeal & Ardour

Best Album
Gölä – Urchig
Jodlerklub Wiesenberg – Land ob de Wolke
Züri West – Love 

Best Hit (Live TV-Voting)
77 Bombay Street – Empire (Songwriter: Matt Buchli, Thomas Fessler, Vania Sousa)
Lo & Ledoc – Mis Huus Dis Huus (Songwriter: Dodo Jud, Lorenz Häberli, Luc Oggier, Marco Jeger, Maurice Könz)
Nemo – Du (Songwriter: Dodo Jud, Lorenz Häberli, Marco jeger, Nemo Mettler)

Best Solo Act International
Ed Sheeran
Helene Fischer
Rag’n’Bone Man

Best Group International
Die Toten Hosen
Imagine Dragons
The Rolling Stones

Best Breaking Act International
Luis Fonsi
Rag’n’Bone Man
The Chainsmokers

Best Hit International
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This


„SMA presents“: „Does Swiss popmusic have a female-issue?“

A new side-event has been announced at today’s press conference. The Event “SMA presents” will be held at the Kosmos in Zurich on Feb. 7th, so 2 days prior to the SMAs. Swiss female musicians are clearly underrepresented on all public stages, the SMAs are no exception. But why? And what can we do to change that – this will be  the topic discussed at this years “SMA presents”. Entry is free!

Details about the Swiss Music Awards 2018

There are still a few tickets left for the show on Feb. 9th 2018. If you want to be part of the show and see how your favorite artists get awarded their prizes, get your tickets now!

Date: February 9th, 2018
Venue: Hallenstadion, Zürich
Doors: 17.30h
Start: 20.10h 
Tickets: via Ticketcorner & Starticket