Reading bar: Open Air St.Gallen 2022 lineup fixed – Muse, Alan Walker, Deichkind and Mando Diao will be there
Openair St. Gallen has been canceled for two years in a row. On Thursday morning, the organizers briefed them on the upcoming edition and presented the 2022 program and other changes.
There are some big names that Christoph Huber, director of the St. Gallen Open Air Festival, presents at the cinema in Lokremise. In a short video, you flash across the screen: Alan Walker, Deichkind, Tones, I, and Mando Diao – just to name a few (full collection below). Only one name appears at the end of the video: Moses, a British rocker with a penchant for epic poems. You’re making the headlines on Saturday night. Christoph Huber:
“We are especially looking forward to Muse who will be performing exclusively in Switzerland.”
The 2022 lineup is a mix of so-called rebooks, that is, artists already booked for the 2020 and 2021 editions, and teams that have recently joined. If you look at the 2022 lineup, you will notice that there are many well-known names among them. Bands that have performed in St. Gallen in previous years: Marteria, Dichkind, Mando Diaw, Milky Chance, for example. Or those who are almost regular guests of Sittertobel: Stress, Patent Ochsner.
Both Huber and the media release that will be distributed after the show highlight one point: gender equality, i.e. awareness of ensuring that the gender distribution in the program is appropriate. In other words: Not just male artists, please. Forty percent of the performers are female or orchestras with female participation. This is mainly due to the strong new entrants in various funding platforms, according to the media statement. Christoph Huber: “We have also made progress on this point. But we also know that there is still room for improvement.”
The following changes have been made to the site compared to previous versions:
- More toilets and sanitation: “We learned from the last 2019 edition,” Huber says. About 50 percent of the health facilities are planned.
- The introduction of the new stage, in which mainly young works will appear.
- Aldi Festival Store.
- Approximately 500 additional covered seats in the dining area.
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