«If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.» Antoine de Saint-Exupery The pirates of IMFLUSS started their journey two decades ago. Their floating stage on the river Rhine became a hallmark of the summer in Basel City. Newcomers and stars from Basel, Switzerland and from all over the world rock this boat.
Establishing this cultural summer climax has been a long battle – against bureaucracy, dismissive neighbors and public authority. It ended when the high court of Switzerland granted IMFLUSS its right to exist. That has been the crucial victory.
17 concerts a year, free entrance – there will be a collection though – and good vibes down by the riverside, that’s our spirit. Come on down and participate!
Christian Platz, Scribe