The Backslash Festival 2016 offers two nights of concerts and electronic live acts, a video art exhibition and a series of art performances.

The musical performances will be given by a wide range of emerging musicians and producers coming from both the french and german areas of Switzerland. The concerts, live sets and dj sets will offer a multitude of electronic genres, including IDM, electronica, deep house, techno, experimental and ambient. On both days of the festival, the evening program will start by an art performance. The concerts and live acts will then follow, while the exhibition will remain open during the whole event.

The exhibition will comprise a series of projections broadcasting video art works made by emerging artists. The displayed works will be selected as the outcome of a call for projects which started in mid-September.

Colin Raynal is a Swiss performer – he creates noisy situations where the audience is free to move and to experiment the sound physically. Suzanne Boulet and Carole Extermann present a series of performances called “doppelgänger”.

Doors: 18:00
Free video art exhibition: 18:00 – 20:00
Concerts start: 20:30
Closing time: 04:00



The festival is held in the club Provitreff, Sihlquai 240, 8005 Zurich



Public transportation: From Zurich HB train station: tram 4, 11, 13 or 17 at Bahnhofquai/HB until stop Quellenstrasse, then 2 min. on foot on Fabrikstrasse. Check timetables for train and tram here. On foot: 15 min. from Zurich HB on Sihlquai along the Limmat river.


backslash festival flyer