Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival (LUFF)

Black and white photograph of a concert. Looking through the crowd towards the performer on stage.
ALY-X at LUFF 20.10.2023
© Arthur Troisfontaine

Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival (LUFF)

On the pulse of underground culture

Since 2002, the intrepid LUFF festival has offered the avant-garde an important platform every year and has invited visitors to engage in a fun and challenging exploration of underground culture.

The LUFF is organised by the non-profit organisation Association pour la Promotion de la Culture Independente (APCI). Founded in 2001, it has set itself the goal of offering a platform to artists rarely seen in Switzerland. In the rich history of the LUFF, originally inspired by the New York Underground Film Festival, radical filmmakers such as John Waters and Christoph Schlingensief made their way to Lausanne. The music program, currently under the responsibility of Dimitri Meier and Thibault Walter, also seeks and finds extremes. It presents big personalities like Kim Gordon and Norbert Möslang and also offers a platform for voices like No Home and Dreamcrusher. At LUFF you can experience artists who experimentally explore the wide spectrum of noise, ambient and avant-garde music.

The Swiss Music Prizes honour a festival with international influence which fearlessly raises awareness, year after year, of the radical culture of the underground.





Le LUFF le festival qui bouscule les normes