The Seaside Festival is nestled between vineyards on the beautiful bay of Lake Thun, with a fantastic view of Spiez castle and the Alps. It takes place on the same weekend as the SummerDays Festival in Arbon, and a closer look will reveal that the musical line-up is very similar—many of the musicians who play at one festival on Friday play at the other on Saturday and vice versa. On Friday, the musical line-up in Spiez is geared towards younger audiences, while Saturday’s programming tends to favor bands with a longer history. This year’s line-up includes Caroline Chevin, Dabu Fantastic, Die Fantastischen Vier, Ian Hooper, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kim Wilde, Mando Diao, Nico Santos, Stress, Wincent Weiss, and many more.
The festival grounds are located about 2 hours from Basel by car or 3 hours by train and can be reached in 10 minutes from the festival parking lot and a 5-minute walk from the main train station. Combination train–concert tickets travel discounts of 20% can be purchased through the SBB.
One-day passes are CHF 115 and 2-day passes are CHF 208; children’s tickets and VIP passes are also available. Onsite camping can be purchased for CHF 40 for 2 nights.