Basel, January 2015 – From Paul Gauguin to the Lion King to the 10th Basel Tattoo, there really is something for everyone this year in Basel.
Paul Gauguin: Basel’s Fondation Beyeler is planning yet another spectacular exhibition for 2015 – opening 8th February until 28th June – it’s most ambitious since the gallery was opened. The Paul Gauguin exhibition has been six years in the planning and will feature the artist’s self-portraits and spiritual images from Brittany as well as his world-famous paintings created in Tahiti.
Hakuna Matata!: Experience the award winning, internationally successful musical, Disney’s The Lion King at Basel’s Musical Theatre from 15th March. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pride lands.
10th Basel Tattoo, 17th – 25th July: Unique in Switzerland, theBasel Tattoo is the world’s second largest and one of the most spectacular open-air tattoos. Since premiering in 2006, the Basel Tattoo has been attended by over a half million live spectators. Every year, 120,000 visitors enjoy this grand show of marching music with its fine signature blend of the traditional and the innovative. Another wave of some 125,000 visitors attends the Basel Tattoo Parades passing through the historic centres of Basel and Freiburg im Breisgau.
Jazz and Blues: Starting in April Basel will play host to both the Blues festival and the International Jazz Festival. Now in its 16th year the Blues Festival Basel (14th – 19th April) will once again launch with brilliant fireworks with an exclusive programme of old favourites and new acts at the Festival Hall of the Volkshaus Basel. The International Jazz Festival Basel (16th April – 10th May) won’t disappoint ether with critically acclaimed artistes joining for another year of great events.
Tasty new openings: Volta Bräu opened 1st November 2014 and offers the perfect juxtaposition of hip bar and charming brewery. Mrs Burger, a food truck located on Meret Oppenheim Square offers local and organic produce. Opening in May, Restaurant 1777 is the latest brain child from the team behind Der Teufelhof Basel. To be found at the old Schmiedehof; 1777 will be an eclectic mix of Coffee house, restaurant and wine bar.
If you think a story on Basel would have editorial merit for you this year, Magellan have a number of opportunities for travel including a press trip to the 10th Basel Tattoo 23rd – 25th July. To register interest or to arrange a visit, please contact me at Alexandra@magellan-pr.com.