The Olympic Games will kick off in London on July 27, and alongside the prowess to be displayed by the World’s leading sportsmen and women, the occasion of The Games will also provide the opportunity to enjoy music from all the nations represented in this greatest of all sporting events.
Many of the participating countries have already arranged with some of London’s leading venues to take advantage of these facilities to set up ‘Houses’ to offer hospitality to visitors and to showcase established and up and coming artists to international audiences. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) along with Zürich has made arrangements to set up the House of Switzerland at the prestigious Glaziers Hall situated by the Thames at London Bridge.
Acts will perform on almost every day of the Games as part of the “Swiss Artists in Residence“ programme. Artists performing what is described as, ‘a wide range of creative and ambitious Swiss music’ will include: Hillbilly Moon Explosion, The Dandies, Mama Rosin, Pegasus, National Fanfare of Kadebostany and Philipp Fankauser, accompanied by the Walking Acts Micha Sportelli, Nadja Stoller and Nino G and the Human Beat Box.
The highlight of the Jazz/Pop/Rock concert series ‘Zürich Sounds’ is expected to be the performance by the up and coming Boy on 31 July. Other acts to watch out for will be, Legendary Lightness, Evelinn Trouble, Yves Theiler Trio, Ingrid Lukas, My Heart Belongs to Cecilia Winter, Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin and Rusconi.