All information at a glance
We have compiled all the useful information on one page so that you can enjoy the evening at the Baloise Session to the full.
Do you have any questions? Get in touch with us.
- Door opening: 6.30 pm
- Our sponsors offer quizzes with great prizes, free poster printing of the performing artists, sweet treats and other attractions at their stalls in the foyer.
- Start of concerts: 8 pm
- End of concerts: approx. 11 pm
You can buy drinks and small dishes at the food stalls in the foyer from 6.30 pm. Drinks may be taken into the concert hall, but no service will be provided in the hall. Smoking is not permitted in the hall.
Please note that bags and other items bigger than A4 size (W: 30cm x H: 20 cm x D: 15cm) must be handed in at the cloakroom before entering the event rooms for security reasons.
Thank you for your understanding.
- All concerts are wheelchair-accessible
- Tickets for wheelchair accessible seating
can be obtained directly from
Session Basel, Leslie Hoffmann,
Mail or Phone: +41 61 686 44 85
Photos / Audio and video recordings / Mobile phones
- Photography is generally prohibited.
- Audio and video recordings are strictly prohibited.
- The mobile phone must be switched off.
Beware ticket touts!
Buy your tickets only from advance Ticketcorner sales outlets authorised by the Baloise Session.
For professional and private resellers, buying tickets from official advance ticket sales offices in order to resell them at a much higher price is increasingly becoming a lucrative business.In the process, artists, organisers and the general public all lose out.
To avoid excessively-priced tickets or fakes, we strongly advise you to purchase tickets only from official advance ticket sales offices authorised by us, and never from websites run byso-called ticket brokers such as Alltickets, Viagogo, Onlineticketsshop, Worldticketshop, Vienna Ticketoffice, Ticketbande, Ebay, Ricardo and others.
For more information, visit the website of the Swiss Music Promoters Association (SMPA).
CD sales /merchandise
- The CD shop at the concert venue is open continuously from 6.30 pm
- Some of the merchandising articles of the performing artists can also be bought there.
Lost and Found
Lost objects can be picked up at the Congress Center Basel:
Congress Center Basel
MCH Messe Basel
Reception, 2nd floor (take the escalator or lift from the main entrance of the Congress Center)
Phone: +41 58 206 28 28
Mon. - Thurs.: 7:30 – 12:00 am & 1:15 -5:30 pm
Fri.: 7:30 – 12:00 am & 1:15 -5 pm
Sat. / Sun.: closed
For health reasons, children under age 6 are not admitted to this event.
The organisers decline all responsability and liability for any damage to human organs resulting from the infringement of this rule.
Young people under the age of 16 are only allowed to attend our concerts in the presence of a person with parental authority.
At the end of March 2022, the Swiss government lifted all pandemic-related measures. Fortunately, this means that cultural events can also once more be held and attended without restrictions. We comply at all times with the official directives and the valid regulations, and closely follow the recommendations of the canton of Basel City. The focus in this context is on individual responsibility. Since the health situation and official directives can change at short notice, please check our website for the current status of protection measures shortly before attending an event.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:
As a concert-goer, what do I need to know?
The health of our public and of everyone involved is our first priority. To ensure that everything goes smoothly, we ask all visitors to follow the instructions of the Festival Team. Despite taking every care and making every effort to protect your safety, we cannot accept liability for infections or the resultant effects. At all times, you visit our events at your own responsibility and your own risk. The principle of individual responsibility applies.