Do you have a question?

What is lila.19?

We enjoy a weekend and celebrate the queer community. Day and night you will experience international artists, music, dance, poetry and wild performances. Enchanting people on and in front of the stage: Come with us on a voyage of discovery and let many colourful birds carry you over the clouds.

Why a queer festival?

The short answer: Because it's fun. The long answer: Queer culture challenges, criticizes, strengthens and enables. The creation of spaces and art forms creates meeting places for our queer subculture. Music, dance and performances are our way of turning the world upside down. Sexualities, youth, relationships, bodies, identities and friendship are reinterpreted.

Why “lila”?

Because of this great song from the 1920s.

How to get here.

The railway station “Wollishofen” and the tram station “Post Wollishofen” are just a few minutes' walk away. Even closer is the bus: Get off at the station “Rote Fabrik”. Parking spaces to pay can be found at “Hafen Wollishofen”. There are no parking spaces at the venue.

food & drinks

All our food is homemade, vegan, and doesn't cost much. And also our bar team is looking forward to your visit!


With your pre-sale ticket on paper or your smartphone you can get our ribbon at the festival box office. You can come and go as you please.

The festival is from the age of 16.

Staying overnight?

It's not worth going home. Here you can spend the night at a reduced rate: 

  • You can pitch your tent at Camping Fischers Fritz, where you spend the night for 15 francs per person per night. No reservation is necessary. Tell the reception that you are going to lila.19 and you will get the discount.

  • At the Hotel Ibis Zürich-Adliswil you get a double room for 99 francs per night, incl. breakfast for two persons. Make your reservation by e-mail with the note "lila.19".

special needs

The festival is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions, please contact Florian.

testing & counselling

Checkpoint Zürich is present. You can test yourself for HIV & get advice on sexual health. Or simply pick up a condom.


We have a wardrobe for your jackets & bags during opening hours.


Homophobia, transphobia, racism or sexism don't work with us. We and our security staff help you with concerns and insecurity. You can reach our trust team at any time.

We have three simple rules: (1) Respect diversity. We are different. Don't make assumptions about people. Ask. (2) Accept the no. No means no, whether a touch or sex. A "no" also counts as a "no" if it is shown without words: If your counterpart is rejecting, silent or drunk, that means no.  (3) Enjoy your time. It is our common goal to create a safe and colourful world for us. Get to know people, be surprised and inspired.


festival pass (3 days)

Regular: 50 CHF
Below 20 years: 25 CHF
Support: 100 CHF

box office

day ticket: 25 CHF
from 1 am: 10 CHF

day ticket: 30 CHF
from 1 am: 10 CHF

day ticket: 15 CHF

opening hours

Friday 19 p.m. to Saturday 6 a.m.
Saturday 12.30 p.m. non-stop to Sunday 17 p.m.

four-legged friends

The music at our festival is too loud for all living beings who walk through life on four legs. So please leave dogs, cats, guinea pigs and hamsters at home.