SOUND OF LIBERATION and Z7 KONZERTFABRIK PRATTELN proudly present the 5th edition of UP IN SMOKE INDOOR FESTIVAL on October 6th and 7th 2017!
Born in 2011, the concept initially called UP IN SMOKE Roadfestival was a tribute to the clouds of blue smoke which wave around the dances and trances of music lovers around the world ! Each time, for each volume, SOUND OF LIBERATION offered a well suiting band package, and got them to hit the European roads to meet their fans and rock the crowds with psychedelic, doom, heavy rock and experimental riffs.
But in 2013, the UP IN SMOKE festival became sedentary, and set up in PRATTELN (Basel area), closed to the French and German borders. On October 5th 2013, a new puff of smoke rose up from the one of the very best Swiss venues: Z7 KONZERTFABRIK!
The first edition of this limitless indoor festival featured around 15 bands on 2 stages, and more than 600 people came from all over Europe! Thanks to this huge success, SOUND OF LIBERATION and Z7took the decision to reiterate in 2014, and to do a 2-day event, even more successful, that featured Fu Manchu, Blues Pills, Kadavar, Brant Bjork among others! Over the following years, the festival grew again with a bigger second stage, and featured bands like The Melvins, Electric Wizard, John Garcia, Truckfighters, Yob, Elder, Greenleaf, Karma to Burn, My Sleeping Karma, Valient Thorr, Stoned Jesus... (check-out our "History" section for more)!
Also, since 2014, we offer to the ones who can't afford a hotel, a chance to sleep in the venue. How does it work? After the last concert of the day, we ask everybody to step out of the venue for a few minutes. During that time, the venue and toilets are cleaned and the floor covered with a plastic sheet. Coffee and bread rolls are offered for cheap in the morning! (people have to bring their sleeping bags and air mattresses)