The YOUNG STAGE show of the 13th festival edition!

Information about the show

The show lasts about 2.5 hours and includes a break. On Monday 23 May 2022 the assessment of the artists will take place by our expert jury. On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the gala show including the award ceremony will follow as the highlight and conclusion of YOUNG STAGE 2022. Tickets are available HERE.

The artists

The artists will perform in all YOUNG STAGE shows in the Event Hall of Messe Basel. More information about the cast is available HERE.

The Host

No YOUNG STAGE without Max! Also in 2022 Max Loong is the voice and one of the old familiar faces of YOUNG STAGE. He is live presenter, entertainer and coversation partner in one and the connecting element in the festival show.


ÄL JAWALA – Arabic for “the wanderers” are exceptional musicians, on the road in terms of Balkan brass and hot beats. The Äl Jawala message is clear: “We are one, everyone belongs together, so dance together. Diversity is richness, let’s celebrate it.”

With this attitude, the band is a perfect fit for YOUNG STAGE and has been thrilling audiences for several years now!

Direction & Choreography
Nobody can do it better! Nadine Imboden is also on board this year and is – together with the artistic director – responsible for the direction of the shows. Together with Dimitri Lavrynenko, Nadine is also responsible for the choreography.