Caribbean Rhythms, the sound of the steelpan, high spirits, good food and totally unique venues. Those are just a few of the salient features that would describe that 3-day event in Lucerne and Zug.
We’re celebrating Caribbean zest for life for the 5th time at Swiss Soca Festival. The motto again is “The Swiss Caribbean Experience” and is uniting Switzerland and the Caribbean for three full days.
Established Caribbean headliners share their stages with local and international artists and bands, while those stages are everything else than the norm:
- The festival opening takes place on Friday with “Soca Colours”. The NF49 area in Emmenbrücke, Lucerne will be covered in joyful colours of holi-powder.
- At the Garden-Event at Schüür we are enjoying best food, sunshine and live music. Later that night we will have our international headliner on one of Lucerne’s best concert stages.
- On Sunday for the end of Swiss Soca Festival all package holders will set sail on the boat MS titan and sail towards sunset with best Soca and Calypso music.
For the complete festival there is a “Festival Ticket Package” available that is covering all three days. For the Friday and Saturday event there are single tickets available. Festival-Sunday on the boat is only available for package holders.
Swiss Soca Festival celebrates Caribbean culture, which actually is a whole mix of cultures. Up until today the Caribbean is a big and unique melting pot of cultures. That’s why Soca inherits many African, but also Indian elements. The Colour J’Ouvert event is inspired by exactly those Indian influences. That festival opening is celebrated in a beautiful colourfulness.
At the entrance you will receive your pack of J’Ouvert (Holi-) Powder, as well as your J’Ouvert T-Shirt. From then you can start colouring your evening (and your friends) as colourful as you want.
At the decks national and international Soca-DJs and -artists will take care of the rest: heat up the audience and make the event a memorable one.
Meanwhile Soca Fever is a fixed part of Soca Festival every year. A party that had even been there before the festival itself. 8 years ago soca fever started as an even series in Lucerne an now is the core of today’s Swiss Soca Festival.
The name says it: At this event Soca Artists, live bands and DJs bring the energy. A Caribbean heat is already programmed. In order to be prepared for that we already start the Soca Fever early in the Schüür Garden, with a live band and good food.
After that our international headliners will make the Schüür Club bubble until the early morning.
This event is only available as part of the Festival-Ticket-Package.
We set sail, put on the best Soca- and Calypso Songs, pull in the anchor, press play and enter the sea: The Soca Cruise is finally back! Three hours of Caribbean rhythms on the beautiful lake Zug. For all Festival visitors this experience is the crowning end of this year’s Soca Fesitval.
Your Soca Cruise Ticket includes a Welcome-Rumpunch and a souvenir-gift which should be a long-lasting memory of Swiss Soca Festival 2022.