Review 2024

SUCCESSFUL "THE RETRO FESTIVAL" PROVIDES SURPRISES

The Retro Festival 2024 was a complete success: the six shows at the Lucerne Festival Hotel and the KKL Luzern were 92% full, with four concerts completely sold out. This year also saw the first ever 90s evening, which was a complete success at its premiere. And world star Anastacia was surprised with a Junior Suite dedicated to her.

From 6 to 13 April 2024, the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern once again hosted The Retro Festival. For the first time, the 90s genre "Eurodance" took centre stage on one evening. With the Vengaboys and Captain Jack, two artists from the early days of Bravo Hits were engaged. Although not quite sold out, it quickly became clear that the 90s are now the perfect fit for a retro festival. The 90s will therefore be a permanent fixture in the festival's future programme.

The concert evening by Sheena Easton (including "For Your Eyes Only") was framed by two spectacular and sold-out shows by the "Gipsy Kings by Diego Baliardo" and the Swedish rock legends of "Europe". The crashing finale - logically and extremely appropriately - with Europe's global hit "The Final Countdown" made the historic walls shake and created an atmosphere in the hall that Empress Eugénie could hardly have imagined when it opened in 1865.

Anastacia delighted with the Junior Suite dedicated to her

Two live-at-the-symphony shows by the powerful-voiced US-American Anastacia had already kicked off the festival the weekend before, filling the Salle Blanche at the KKL Luzern to capacity twice together with the Lucerne City Light Symphony Orchestra. Anastacia performed a complete orchestral show for the first time in her entire career and enjoyed it immensely. During her stay in Lucerne, the crew of the Lucerne Festival Hotel surprised Anastacia with the fact that a separate Junior Suite has been dedicated to her since 2014 as part of the storytelling concept "Where history comes alive". The last stay of the 55-year-old from Chicago, dating back to 2011, is recounted. The singer was visibly moved and donated one of her eye-catching glasses to the hotel for the display case in the room.

A total of around 6,000 guests attended The Retro Festival 2024, ensuring that pre-Covid figures were once again reached.

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Anastacia live at the Symphony – with City Light Symphony Orchestra

Anastacia live at the Symphony – with City Light Symphony Orchestra

Vengaboys & Captain Jack

Vengaboys & Captain Jack

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Gipsy Kings by Diego Baliardo

Gipsy Kings by Diego Baliardo

Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton

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