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Baloise Session reveals 2017 line-up

Swiss festival mainstay Baloise Session has unveiled its 2017 line-up, with Alicia Keys, Madness, Chris Rea, Goldfrapp, Kool & the Gang and Clean Bandit among the big names appearing on this year’s characteristically genre-bending bill.

The indoor festival, which takes place in an “intimate club-like setting by candlelight” at Messeplatz in Basel, this year runs from 21 October to 9 November, and, as is tradition, features a series of themed shows, including ‘Electronic Cosmos, ‘Pop Superstars’, German- and Icelandic-themed nights and two “Evenings with…” Keys.

The number of dates has been trimmed from 12 to ten for Baloise Session 2017 – its second festival following the passing of founder Thomas Müller last July – something festival director Beatrice Stirnimann says is a reflection of its philosophy that “less is sometimes more”. “We’re focusing on quality, not quantity”, she said at a press conference earlier this week.

The full line-up is below:

Baloise Session 2017 line-up

Tickets are on sale at 8am next Wednesday (30 August) from www.baloisesession.ch and Ticketcorner.


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