Swiss tradition backed by Winkler technology - Behind the scenes, Winkler supported the triennial sport event, the 2016 Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Games Festival in Estavayer-le-lac. On behalf of Appalooza Productions GmbH, Winkler provided the audio and lighting in the arena and public viewing area (including the live concerts). Winkler was also responsible for the technical areas in the VIP zone and one of the five festival marquees.
Eidgenössisches Schwing- und Älplerfest – arena
41th Winterthur Music Festival Weeks – Openair Festival in the Old City
Open air in Winterthur's old town - Winterthur's music festival enjoyed another resounding success. While Christian Joller was responsible for the music festival's light design, Winkler provided the charitable organisation with system support and four trailers with a total of 4,900 pieces of equipment.
my105 – ON STAGE - Züri Fäscht
Lots of DJ's, top acts and a raving audience! 46 Swiss and international performers took the my105 stage at Paradeplatz. Winkler was on stage for my105 during the Züri Fäscht festival, providing lighting, audio and video systems.
Rock the Ring – Rock-Festival
24,000 fans rocked at this year's Ring in Hinwil. Winkler was the rock festival's technical service partner on behalf of Anyacts and Good News. Queen, Scorpions, Mando Diao and other sensational acts were billed during the weekend. Winkler has been on board from the start and is already looking forward to next year.
Good News Productions AG – Sonisphere Festival - Allmend rocks
Allmend rock(ed)! Braving the rain at the Allmend, 70,000 fans enjoyed acts like Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Sabaton and Slayer. During the two days Winkler ensured that the technical equipment for the acts worked without a hitch, making it a fantastic festival experience for performers and fans.
Verein Portal Kunst 57 – Opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel
This is the world’s longest railway tunnel. It is a gigantic 57 kilometres long, it took 17 years to build, and more than 600 performers took part in the opening ceremony. Winkler handled the technical side of the artistic work choreographed by Volker Hesse to serenade the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The event required eight lorry loads of equipment, 30 beamers, around 600 spotlights and more than 700 person-days.
UEFA Europa League – Public Viewing Final
Some 15 000 Liverpool fans were expected, and did indeed turn up. A solution had to be found for this year’s final of the UEFA Europa League, which was played in Basel with Liverpool FC against Sevilla FC. Some 35,000 spectators were accommodated in the stadium and around 15,000 fans were expected outside. As the general contractor, Winkler coordinated the transmissions of the finals to Barfüsserplatz and Marktplatz in Basel.
Sport Accord – Convention
Mammoth project in Lausanne. The Sport Accord Convention chose Winkler as its partner to be in charge of the entire technical production. The international convention lasted six days in the SwissTech Convention Center with the participation of various committees, cities, media and companies with roles to play in the development of sport.
Muba – festival
100 Years of the Swiss Sample Fair. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the mother of all trade fairs ran smoothly, and the concerts were staged successfully. Together with Magic Sky, the Circular Courtyard was converted into a show location where the various musicians, magicians, comedians and other Swiss top acts celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Sample Fair. Winkler was in charge of the entire technical side of the events in the Circular Courtyard.
tpc – Live shows - The greatest Swiss talents
Unique talents, the melodious art of music, masterly acrobatic performances – all of that could be experienced during this year’s round in the search for the country’s biggest talents in “Die grössten Schweizer Talente”. Although Winkler was not amongst the candidates, it made a successful contribution under contract to the tpc and SRF. The tasks entrusted to it included lighting, rigging, video and audio. The show also stood out on account of a new light design, devised in cooperation with RGB GmbH. Once the grand final was over, it took Winkler and tpc together only a few days to rearrange the hall ready for recording the “Hello Again” hit show.