Blue Balls Festival

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Luzern

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Luzern: Vignes

Luzern: Vignes

Luzern: Seebecken

Luzern: Seebecken

Luzern: Stadt - Kasernenplatz

Luzern: Stadt - Kasernenplatz

Luzern: A2 - Kriens - Süd Richtung Basel

Luzern: A2 - Kriens - Süd Richtung Basel

Luzern: Hausberg Pilatus

Luzern: Hausberg Pilatus

Luzern: Kapellbrücke

Luzern: Kapellbrücke

Luzern: Bucher & Schmid Bootswerft AG - Blickrichtung Nord

Luzern: Bucher & Schmid Bootswerft AG - Blickrichtung Nord

Luzern: Waldstätterstrasse by onlineumfragen.com

Luzern: Waldstätterstrasse by onlineumfragen.com

Rothenburg › Süd-West: Mount Pilatus

Rothenburg › Süd-West: Mount Pilatus

Luzern: Vierwaldstättersee

Luzern: Vierwaldstättersee

Luzern: Dampfschiff Vierwaldstättersee

Luzern: Dampfschiff Vierwaldstättersee

Rothenburg: Mount Pilatus Panorama

Rothenburg: Mount Pilatus Panorama

From soul to rock and from photography to street art: with more than 100,000 visitors, the Blue Balls Festival is one of the largest in Switzerland. For nine days in July, the Lucerne lakeside is devoted to music and art.

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At first, Blue Balls sounds like an odd name. But “Blue” stands for the blues, jazz, melancholy and sadness, while “Balls” evokes ballrooms, parties and celebrations. In combination, they make up the name of the renowned and wonderfully innovative music and art festival around Lake Lucerne.

It all began in the early 1990s, when the advertiser Urs Leierer joined two friends to organise the “Lake Lucerne Night Session” on the historic Stadt Luzern paddle steamer – a nocturnal jam session with 40 musicians that continued into the early hours. Over the years the festival grew and grew; it now lasts for nine days and attracts more than 100,000 visitors. The 120 concerts and events are no longer held on a boat but in the KKL Culture and Convention Centre, the Pavilion and the Hotel Schweizerhof. The festival is the perfect opportunity to hear international stars but also to discover newcomers and emerging talents.

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