Blue Balls Festival
Launched in 1992, the Blue Balls Festival on the shores of Lake Lucerne has grown to become a leading international arts and music festival, with the nine day event seeing around 100,000 visitors each year. With open air stages on the spectacular lakeside and local hotels, bars and restaurants hosting smaller side performances, the Blue Balls Festival offers visitors a range of live music to experience in a unique and beautiful location.
Culture lovers can enjoy the festival programme with accommodation in Lucerne by checking in to the Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne, located right on the shores of the lake amid the breath-taking mountain scenery.
See top acts at the Annual Lucerne Music Festival
Originally focussing on major blues and jazz stars, the Blue Balls Festival has expanded and now brings in big name international acts from a range of genres; previous years have seen performances from Regina Spektor, The Roots, Paulo Nutini, The Kills, Morcheeba and Sinead O’Connor amongst the acts featured.
The KKL Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre is one of the main venues for the Lucerne music festival and are famed for its acoustics. Alongside the music programme, the Blue Balls Festival also features street art and photography exhibitions, a video lounge and the chance to meet with music and art lovers from around the world.
Stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel during the Blue Balls Festival
Guests can best experience the Blue Balls Festival programme by staying in a hotel on Lake Lucerne during the event. The Radisson Blu hotel Lucerne offers upscale accommodation in the perfect location for the festival and for exploring Switzerland’s areas of natural beauty.