With a mix of Mundart-Rock (rock music in local dialect), Swiss pop and German hip hop, there were musical fireworks at SnowpenAir 2016. Biel's top band, Pegasus, set the mood for the 10,000 concert visitors with their distinctive pop songs. The SnowpenAir concert was guitarist Simon Spahr's last appearance with Pegasus after 15 years together. Despite the increasing wind during the concert, all the bands were able to appear.
Patent Ochsner, one of the most popular Swiss dialect bands, then enthralled the public. Büne Huber and his band played songs from their new album. Popular classics such as "Bälpmoos", "W. Nuss vo Bümpliz" and "Scharlachrot" were also part of the programme.
There was no holding back in the sold out arena when Fanta 4 made their appearance. The legendary German hip hop band led their fans in rapping along with them at over 2,000 metres above sea level. After 25 years of success, Smudo, Thomas D & Co. took advantage of their full repertoire. They played classics such as "MfG" or "Sie ist weg" as well as songs from their new album.
According to tradition, Container 6, a local band, kicked off the highest open air concert in the snow. The four musicians from Brienz won over the public with their varied indie dialect sound.
Concert sold out early
All tickets were already gone by 8 February 2016 for the 19th SnowpenAir. This means that the highest open air concert was sold out for the 13th time in history. Approximately 200 tons of material were transported by the Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg for SnowpenAir 2016. 2,500 metres of cable were laid in the snow by 200 helpers. The SnowpenAir budget was 1.4 million francs. Thanks to good conditions on the slopes, visitors were able to combine the concert with spring skiing trips. Valley slopes to Wengen and Grindelwald were open.