Just like in the previous years, the best Swiss musicians will be receiving awards. This time the SMAs will not be hosted at Hallenstadion though, they moved to KKL in Lucerne. As usual, there will not only be loads of Swiss artists present but also a couple of international acts.

This is not our first rodeo, so we kinda know what to expect – at least a little. Find our article about last years ceremony here: Swiss Music Awards 2018  But, even though we’ve been to this shindig before, we definitely have some changes to look forward to. Mainly the location, they went a little smaller this year – which obviously doesn’t have to be negative. But is it really smaller? This year there will be 2 different stages/rooms. One will be for the actual award ceremony, the other for great live music (but there will be live music on the ceremony stage too). “SMA Live” is the new part of the SMAs – a stage for live acts to present a short set.

Showacts SMA 2019

Pretty early on, the first showact for the ceremony was announced. The young, talented and uber-hyped singer Billie Eilish but also Swiss rapper Stress feat. Comme1flocon. For the „SMA Live“ stage, the following have been announced: Anna Rossinelli und Bastian Baker and Manillio.

The nominees are…

We’ve got 14 categories this year (including the Artist Award). You will, once again have the possibility to vote for your favorite act! Make your vote count, head over to www.swissmusicawards.ch – you have until Feb 11th 2019

Here are all the nominees:

Best Female Solo Act
Beatrice Egli
Steff La Cheffe
Sophie Hunger

Best Male Solo Act
Philipp Fankhauser
Loco Escrito

Best Group
Lo & Leduc

Best Breaking Act
Stereo Luchs

Best Act Romandie
Emilie Zoé

Best Live Act
Sophie Hunger
The Gardener & The Tree
Zeal & Ardor

Best Album
Bligg – Kombination
Stephan Eicher/Martin Suter – Song Book
Trauffer – Schnupf, Schnaps + Edelwyss

Best Hit (Live TV-Voting)
Bligg feat. Marc Sway – «Us Mänsch»
Songwriter: Bliggensdorfer, Camenzind, Herrmann, Schlunegger, Sway
Loco Escrito – «Adiós»
Songwriter: Amschler, Dietrich, Herzig, Mejia, Zarra
Lo & Leduc – «079»
Songwriter: Häberli, Könz, Oggier

Best Solo Act International
Post Malone

Best Group International
Bonez MC, RAF Camora
Imagine Dragons

Best Breaking Act International
Post Malone
Camila Cabello

Best Hit International
Dennis Lloyd – Nevermind
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa

SRF 3 Best Talent
KT Gorique
Marius Bear

Details about the Swiss Music Awards 2019

There are still a few tickets left for both venues. So if you want to be part of this award show, go get your tickets now!

Date: 16. February, 2019
Location: KKL, Luzern

Konzertsaal (The Ceremony)
Doors and Beginning: 17.30
Last entry: 19.00
Showtime (Live broadcast): 20.00
Tickets: via Ticketcorner & Starticket

Luzerner Saal (SMA Live)
Doors: 17.00
Opening Red Carpet: 17.30
Showstart: 19.00
Tickets: via Ticketcorner & Starticket