Not much longer now and the old town of Winterthur will change into festival grounds. During 12 days, the entire city will be focused on music thanks to the annual Winterthurer Musikfestwochen. Once again, the line-up is great and I’m not only talking about the main shows, the free shows do have a couple of gems ready for you.
It’s already the 43rd time the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen is taking place. Tons of national but also international artists will be taking the stage. And get this, the festival has previously hosted bands like Aerosmith (1990), Soundgarden (1994), Foo Fighters (1995), Black Eyed Peas (2000), Kasabian (2007), Paolo Nutini (2010), Villagers (2015) or Band of Horses (2017). And it seems like they just keep getting better. Here’s the complete line-up:
Winterthurer Musikfestwochen Line-Up
Friday, 17.08.2018: Beginner | Tocotronic | Käptn Peng
Saturday, 18.08.2018: Billy Talent | Turbostaat | Black Foxxes
Sunday, 19.08.2018: Metronomy | Benjamin Clementine | IDER
9 days full of FREE shows:
Adam Naas | Altin Gün | Annie Taylor | Big Thief | Buntspecht | Croque Monsieur | Curtis Harding | Deine Freunde | DeWolff | Fiva x JRBB | Ghostpoet | Gisbert zu Knyphausen | Gloria Volt | Imarhan | Kadavar | Klangstof | Klaus Johann Grobe | Laurent & Max | Magic & Naked | Mama Jefferson | Mammal Hands | Matt Maltese | Megan | Mavi Phoenix | Melodiesinfonie & Band | Nilüfer Yanya | Pätschwerk | One Sentence. Supervisor | Ray Drma | Ron Gallo | Schnellertollermeier | Sugarpie & The Candymen | The Fool’s Truth | The Two | Too Nice To Fail | Tshegue | Veronica Fusaro | Von Wegen Lisbeth | WiiTundBreiT and other bands
More detailed times and information can be found on the Website of Musikfestwochen.
More Highlights of Musikfestwochen
One of the coolest things is that this festival opens their stages to local acts to. 50% of the artists playing here will be from Switzerland!
Even on the free programm there are some big names. My personal favorites this year are (among others): Matt Maltese, Veronica Fusaro, Big Thief, Adam Naas & Curtis Harding.
Tickets for the Mainshows
There are still a few day-tickets for the mainshows left. All 3 day passes are sold out already. So make sure to get your day passes now on Starticket!