Verve is a brand new and historic techno festival coming to Lucerne’s Allmend/Messe 1 arena in Switzerland. From May 20th – 22nd it promises something new and supersized for the city, with cutting-edge artists in an innovative indoor space. The first wave of names include Ben Klock, Innellea, Lilly Palmer, Oliver Huntemann, Joris Voorn, Animal Trainer, Denis Horvat, Konstantin Sibold, Miss Monique, Øostil, Pig&Dan, SHDW & Obscure Shape, The Element, Cattarre, Doma, Gean, Kaleiko, Marco Capone, Pazkal & Vanita with many more international techno tastemakers to come.
Verve is a state-of-the-art venue packed with high-end technology. Laser displays take you into another dimension. The sound system is crystal clear up top and punchy down low. The overall style of the vast warehouse is futuristic. All of this makes it a perfect setting for a coming together of true music lovers and a celebration of avant-garde electronic music.
Across this special festival, which is easily accessible by a train that stops right outside, Verve will welcome 10,000 people, offer more than 24 hours of music, and more than 30 of the world’s most innovative techno DJs to play across two indoor stages. The first is a vast main room that will soak you in high-end light and visuals, and the second is a slightly smaller space for more intimate but energetic sounds. As well as the music, there will be a culinary world tour that will take you through the best tastes on the planet, while an outdoor area will be a stylish place to catch your breath and chill with a cocktail or two.
Providing the soundtrack will be Berghain mainstay, techno pioneer and unrelenting DJ talent Ben Klock. His big, concrete funk sound is famous the world over and perfect for this sort of festival. German Innellea has the ability to transcend genre with his emotive sets and futuristic sounds. Lilly Palmer brings her contemporary techno sounds after big tunes on the likes of Drumcode and Spannung Records have established her right at the vanguard. On top this comes Dutch hero and Rejected label boss Joris Voorn, long time titan Oliver Huntemann, a special set from ØOSTIL b2b The Element, local Swiss stars Animal Trainer, stripped back and atmospheric techno from SHDW & OBSCURE SHAPE, plus more from techno talents Konstantin Sibold, Pig & Dan, Denis Horvat, Miss Monique, Cattarre, Doma, Gean, Kaleiko, Marco Capone, Pazkal, Vanita.
The festival comes from the Kopflos Agency, a respected, dynamic and dedicated events management agency based in Lucerne. The agency is very passionate about electronic music and has been at the heart of the local scene and now uses all its know-how to launch this much anticipated new event.
Founder of Verve Festival and Co-Founder of Kopflos Agency Omar A.Rahman says, “We have been facing many challenges while planning the festival and organizing all the little details due to the Pandemic. However, we believe it is the right time to announce our Verve Festival in Luzern. The whole industry is not tolerating the situation anymore, and we feel it is our duty to do something and back up the industry.”
Fellow Verve Festival and Kopflos Agency founder Jan Boesch says, ”We have to organize something for the city in Luzern. The whole nightlife suffers enormously from the corona pandemic and less organizers are daring to do something about it”
Verve is the largest festival in central Switzerland with an escapist techno atmosphere. Do not miss. Early bird tickets are now sold out but for now general sale tickets remain available. But act fast, because after the announcement of the artists of Phase II they will sell out from the link.
Øostil b2b The Element
SHDW & Obscure Shape