The Event Zones at Berne and Zurich-Kloten open at 1.30 pm. DJs and bands will be assuring entertainment through to the late night hours. Among the bands performing live are Mophisto (Germany), Charing Cross (Switzerland), Newland & friends (Switzerland), Sinplus (Switzerland), The Bunkertunes (Switzerland), WillyTell & sini Buebä (Switzerland), Altor DJ (Switzerland) and Tripping (Switzerland).
The infrastructure at the arenas of Berne and Zurich-Kloten was enhanced for the 2009 World Championship. Apart from newly installed video screens and additional LED walls, purposely built show stages were added for the various performances. Berne is in itself a fully refurbished and expanded arena that awaits its inauguration - in preparation for this major sports event, the 40-year-old Allmend Stadium was upgraded to become a modern ice arena. And in Zurich-Kloten, the arena was given its World Championship make-over in record time after the final Swiss Playoff Finals were held on Easter Monday.