Location:Lausanne, Switzerland
Venues:Les Docks
Date:March 14-16th 2013
Capacity:1000 a day
Age Limit:16 years
Doors Open:6:00pm Friday, 4:00pm Saturday
Les Docks Tickets

Click on the various available ticket types below to order tickets. Tickets are non-refundable.
Ticket Service Friday Saturday Pass 2 days
Petzitickets 50.-CHF 50.-CHF 90.-CHF
Starticket 50.-CHF 50.-CHF 90.-CHF
Fnac 50.-CHF 50.-CHF 90.-CHF
Gjallarhorn Project tickets
Petzitickets 40.-CHF
Starticket 40.-CHF
Fnac 40.-CHF
Season Of Mist Opening Night tickets
Petzitickets 15.-CHF
Special Paypal Pass
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2 hotel nights in single room + 1 friday and saturday pass

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2 hotel nights in double room + 2 friday and saturday passes

PayPal Triple Package  
2 hotel nights in triple room + 3 friday and saturday passes

Hotel Agora Swiss Night **** is our official festival hotel. The hotel is located in the heart of Lausanne.
Room Type Price
Single bed 100.- CHF
Twin/double room single use 110.- CHF
Twin/double room at double use 120.- CHF
Triple room 160.- CHF
Booking contact: agora@fassbindhotels.com
Phone: +41 21 55 55 955
Breakfast and public transport pass included. In supplement local tax at CHF 2.80 per person per night.

Remember to give the password "INFERNO" to the hotel to get these prizes.

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Exhibition news
By Sandra on Sunday, March 10, 2013, 12:00 PM

The Inferno Festival 2013 is proud to present the list of the artists that agreed to give their written testimonials about their favorite metal album to the public! Come and see what they say at the DOCKS gallery, from March 14 to April 15, 2013:

Ana (Haemorrhage) Apollyon (Aura Noir, Immortal) Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy, Nader Sadek) Hans Fyrste (Ragnarok, Svarttjern) Martin Schirenc (Zombie Inc., Pungent Stench) Martin van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail of Bullets, Grand Supreme Blood Court) Nicolas Ranko Muller (Svart Crown) Ross Dolan (Immolation) Seth Van de Loo (Severe Torture, Centurian, Nox) Teloch (Nidingr, Mayhem) Tobias Splendour Sidegard (Necrophobic) Vorph (Samael)

Thanks to all the artists who made this exhibition happen, and to Sandra Henny!

By Sandra on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:32 PM
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We are proud to announce the Inferno's conferences, Sat. March 16 2013 at EJMA.

Theme: Metal and albums - situation and stakes of the metal production in Europe and in the world 

Sat. 16.3.2013, 1.30-3.45PM

EJMA auditorium, Rue des Côtes de Montbenon 26, 1002 Lausanne

Free entrance

1.30-2.30PM Production: how to diffuse one's recordings on the international scene, how to get a contract and of which nature today? All these questions will be approached on an export perspective about swiss metal music.

Speaker: Michael Berberian (Season of Mist label CEO / France)

2:45 - 3:45PM Promotion:  What are the efficient communication networks to reach the fans? What is the strategy to adopt in the mix web/print/radio/tv, internationally? How to reach the big foreign medias? 

Speakers: Gunnar Sauermann (Metal Hammer Allemagne), Simon Füllemann (Indie Recordings, NOR), Jonathan Selzer (Metal Hammer UK), Sven (Hard Rock Mag France)

Professional conferences presented in collaboration with SWISS MUSIC EXPORT (SME) and the «Fondation Romande pour la Chanson et les Musiques Actuelles» (FCMA) - an approach for the bands, managers and swiss labels or any other person interested in the state of the musical production.

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By Sandra on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:20 PM



Sat 16.3 / 4PM to about 5PM

EJMA, Rue des Côtes-de-Montbenon 26, 1002 Lausanne


An exceptional performance of traditional rune music by the leader of the norwegian band WARDRUNA. As a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, he will share his very modern approach of norwegian music with the public and will present his traditional instruments made of materials such as wood, horn or reindeer skin. The concert-masterclass will be a unique occasion to re-visit the links that bind traditional and modern music together. Einar Selvik is part of the rock scene of Bergen as well, a city which has been very prolific and creative over the past years for metal music.


By Sandra on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5:14 PM

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The label Season of Mist invites itself to Le Romandie in Lausanne for a not to be missed opening night!

After announcing the festival's program at the DOCKS and at the Château de Chillon, here comes the Romandie, a venue which will welcome the label Season of Mist and two of its top-grade representatives, Hell Militia (FR) and Imperium Dekadenz (DE), Thursday March 14, 2013.

PRESALES : Tickets are on sale on Petzitickets


By Sandra on Monday, February 4, 2013, 4:42 PM

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This year, the original production of the Inferno Festival Switzerland will be the WARDRUNA - GJALLARHORN project aiming at uniting the Norwegian and Swiss cultural and musical traditions in the unique venue of the Chillon Castle.

Get prepared for the amazing original and firm favourite production of the Inferno Festival Switzerland 2013, WARDRUNA - GJALLARHORN, on March 14, 2013. This project featuring Swiss Alphorns and Norwegian traditional instruments such as horns (Neverlur), percussions, flutes and vocals will be presented exclusively at the Inferno Festival Switzerland in the unique venue of the Chillon Castle (Montreux).

Presales here : Petzitickets           Starticket

40 more passes on sale
By Sandra on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:19 PM

40 more passes on sale as of today on www.petzitickets.chwww.starticket.ch and the FNAC network!

We are glad to put 40 more passes on sale for the festival as of now as they had a great success so far!
Hurry up! These passes are the last!
Individual tickets for the shows of 15&16 March are still available (CHF 50.- per evening) on all our sales networks (please see tickets info on the right). 
The line-up at the DOCKS is now complete!
By Sandra on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 11:19 AM

Hey! After the first salvo of names announced last November, we are pleased to release the complete line-up of bands that will perform at the 3rd edition of the Inferno Festival at the DOCKS on March 15 and 16:





Check the LINE-UP page for more details !

Fnac : new point of sale
By Sandra on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 5:52 PM

Yay! As of today, all the tickets for the INFERNO FESTIVAL can be purchased on the FNAC network (stores and online). 
See you in March!

Inferno Festival 2013 - the first concerts at the DOCKS revealed!
By Sandra on Thursday, November 22, 2012, 9:43 PM

Inferno Festival 2013 - the first concerts at the DOCKS revealed!

The Inferno Festival Switzerland is proud to announce that its 3rd edition will take place for 3 days, from March 14 to March 16, 2013!

Save the dates!

Here are the first names of the concerts scheduled at the DOCKS (many more concerts will be programmed at this venue - we'll thus announce cheering new news very soon!):

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013


























Tickets on sale!

Both nights are on sale as of now on www.petzitickets.ch and www.starticket.ch (Starticket CallCenter: 0900 325 325 (CHF 1.19/min from a fixed line).

The tickets are available by night, as well as passes for both nights (limited number!)

The rest of the line-up will come soon: stay connected!

The rest of the line-up and the program of the night of March 14, 2013 at the Romandie will be announced at a later stage on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Same for the program of the conferences and special performances of the Inferno Festival 2013.

See you soon!

Happy New Year !
By Sandra on Friday, December 21, 2012, 6:23 PM
The INFERNO FESTIVAL wishes you a happy and cheerful jump into 2013!
Many things happened over the past weeks for the INFERNO FESTIVAL team. First, we are happy to present the festival's brand new logo 2013 (see header) : enjoy!
Second, the program of the 2013 edition announced in November is already pretty awesome with the bands below:
FRI 15 MARCH, 2013: Samael Plays Passage (CH) - Primordial (IRL) - Anaal Nathrakh (UK)
SAT 16 MARCH, 2013: My Dying Bride (UK) - Dark Funeral (SWE) - Aura Noir (NOR) 
Tickets and passes for the INFERNO FESTIVAL are on sales  here (hurry up!)
Stay tuned with us on  www.infernofestival.ch and  Facebook, and share the good festival's and warming up news, people!
Finally - and that's news! - we are also proud to announce the INFERNO FESTIVAL 2013 WARM UP PARTY:
VADER (PL) + ABORTED (BE) + BONDED BY BLOOD (USA), FRI 01 FEBRUARY 2013, 20H30, Les Docks Lausanne
Vader's Back To Black Tour 2013 supported by Aborted and  Bonded by Blood will stop at the Docks for an exceptional show. Vader will play the album Black To The Blind (1997) and the EP Sothis (1994) entirely. An ideal opportunity to get prepared for the INFERNO FESTIVAL which will take place March 14-16, 2013!
We are looking forward to seeing you next year!
Ho ho ho,
Inferno Switzerland 2012
By Sandra on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 11:53 PM

The Inferno Metal Festival Switzerland 2012 is especially happy to announce that the whole festival has been sold out ! More than 2000 people attended to the concerts, performances, exhibitions and conferences. The Giger Museum visit was also a big success and the masterclass presented by SHINING at EJMA was without any doubt one of the highlights of the festival 2012.

See you next year !


Only a Few Tickets Left
By Lars on Friday, March 2, 2012, 10:03 PM

There are now only a few tickets left available. If you're planning on going to Inferno Switzerland this year you should hurry up an secure your tickets if you haven't already.

H.R. Giger Museum Tour
By Lars on Friday, February 10, 2012, 12:47 AM

We're delighted to announce that we in partnership with the H.R. Giger Museum can offer a special tour to Gruyere for a guided tour of the Giger Museum and more on Saturday during the festival.


For further information click here.

To reserve tickets click on the Giger Tour ticket link of the ticket box in the right column or click here.

Performances and Exhibitions at Inferno Switzerland 2012
By Lars on Monday, January 16, 2012, 9:16 AM

During the 2012 edition of Inferno Switzerland there will be a series of performances and exhibitions. Make sure you stop by for a visit.

The performances and exhibitions are:

Set Siro Anton - Distored Dream-Mirrors of a Figure - Gallery: http://demart.ch

Per Ole Hagen - Norwegian Metal - Gallery: http://www.lesdocks.ch

Julien Palmilha - Fire is the New Black - Gallery: http://www.baseconcept.ch/basebar

Cie Echo ! Centrique - Décomposition - Venue: http://demart.ch

Shining - Jazz School - Venue: EJMA

Read more about it here:

Performances - Exhibitions

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Now Available: A Limited Number of Hotel and Weekend Pass Packages
By Lars on Friday, January 6, 2012, 6:53 PM

We've made available a special offer on packages with hotel rooms and festival tickets. The number of packages available is limited.

The various package configurations available are:

SINGLE = 1 single room for 2 nights incl. breakfast + 1 week-end pass for the concerts / Price: Sfr. 310 .- , all taxes included

DOUBLE = 1 double/twin room for 2 nights incl. breakfast + 2 week-end pass for the concerts / Price: Sfr. 450 .- , all taxes included

TRIPLE = 1 triple room for 2 nights incl. breakfast + 3 week-end pass for the concerts / Price: Sfr. 635 , all taxes included

These packages can be purchased using PayPal. Please click on the buy link behind your desired package type in Ticket/Hotel Packages box on the right hand side to purchase.

Hotel Prices Lowered
By Lars on Friday, January 6, 2012, 12:25 AM

The hotel prices for rooms at the official festival hotel Alpha Palmiers have been lowered. These new hotel prices will also be valid for those that already booked rooms.

The new prices are:

Single room - 102.8 Sfr
Double room - 125.6 Sfr
Twin room - 125.6 Sfr
Triple room - 168.4 Sfr

The prices include all taxes.

Full Lineup Revealed
By Lars on Monday, December 19, 2011, 11:07 PM

The full lineup for the 2012 edition is now ready. In addition to the bands already annonced the following bands have been added to the bill:

Shining Benighted Djerv
Vuyvr Nekromantheon
Arkhan svart crown
Running Low on Weekend Passes
By Lars on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 10:20 PM

We are running low on weekend passes. There's only a few passes left available at Petzi. Please order yours at once if you are planning attend the whole festival weekend.

There are also 1 day tickets available for purchase still.

Immortal, Tsjuder and Unfold Added to the Lineup
By Lars on Saturday, October 29, 2011, 2:15 PM

Immortal, Tsjuder and Unfold have been added to the 2012 Inferno Switzerland lineup. Immortal and Tsjuder will be playing on Saturday while Unfold will play on Friday.

Full festival passes and Saturday tickets will be available Monday the 31st of October.

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First Bands Confirmed
By Lars on Monday, October 24, 2011, 1:55 AM

We're proud to announce the first 4 bands for Friday night at Inferno Switzerland 2012 March 9-10th. Stay tuned for the remaining Friday night and complete Saturday night lineup.

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Inferno Metal Festival Switzerland 2012
By Lars on Monday, October 24, 2011, 1:43 AM

In February 2011, we organized the famous INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL for the first time in Switzerland! An amazing line up with Enslaved, Watain, Shining, Rotting Christ, Negură Bunget, Rorcal, The Secret, Nebra, Aosoth and a Worldwide Premiere Exhibition « Antecedent Death - The Aesthetics Of Mortality" - A Death Mask Project By Tom Gabriel Warrior (Celtic Frost, Triptykon)

A great success ! 1500 people from all over Europe, fantastic Media coverage (3 minutes report at evening TV News on National Swiss TV, partnership with Couleur 3 (national radio), full pages in major Swiss newspapers (20Minutes, 24Heures, etc...), partnership with ROCKHARD France and full report in METALHAMMER Germany)

March 9-10th 2012 we're back for the 2nd edition in Lausanne Switzerland. Some of the highlights of 2012 are:


LES DOCKS (capacity: 1000 people - big stage) remains the main stage of the festival and is dedicated to the big names - 4 to 5 bands each night - www.lesdocks.ch

BASE BAR (capacity: 250 people) will offer a good Club Stage for presenting exciting new bands in very good conditions - 3 bands each night - www.baseconcept.ch. As the capacity is limited make sure to arrive early for the band you want to see to gain access to this venue.

Both venues will also present a special PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Julien Palmilha(CH) at BASE BAR - www.silences.ch

Per Ole Hagen(NOR) at DOCKS - www.artist-pictures.com


In addition to the photography exhibitions, we will also present an ART EXHIBITION at the DEMART Gallery- www.demart.ch

The gallery will be also open at night !

At the same place we will organize on Saturday 10th March a CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE - it is a special creation of artists living in Lausanne  based on the ambient industrial music of DECOMPOSITION


BASE BAR , LES DOCKS, the DEMART Gallery are neighbours ! the whole festival activity is now located at the same place and every place can be visited within maximum 5 minutes walk


BASE BAR will also be the place for INFERNO CAFE & METAL MARKET! This will be the place for hanging out. Directly connected to the Metal Market, the cafe will serve 2 special menus available at anytime: INFERNO OSLO (NORWEGIAN Courses), INFERNO SWITZERLAND (Fondue + jerked meat from the Swiss mountains), Norwegian Beers and Swiss Wines.


One remarkable link between Norway and Switzerland is the beauty of the country. Coming to INFERNO should also be a great occasion to discover both countries, traditions and beautiful landscapes made of lakes and wild mountains ! We will offer a special price for our festival guests in the main hotel of the festival. Advises will be also given to our Festival travellers for good tips, tours, food in and around Lausanne. 

A Norwegian Menu, a Swiss Menu but also Norwegian beers and Swiss wines will be served at the festival.