The Worldwide Festival is unlike any other winter event you’ve been to. Held in the beautiful resort town of Leysin in the Swiss Alps, part of what makes this festival so special is its intimate atmosphere. Less is more in this case, with just a few hundred incredible people partying on the slopes during the day in a stunning location framed by snow-capped peaks. And not just any peak – we’re talking about a world-famous destination for skiing. By night, there’ll be more clubbing. It’s a winter wonderland like no other – and what could possibly be better than sipping an ice cold beer after a day on the slopes with awesome people in a festival that’s got pulsating energy? This week-long party guarantees ample time for disco dancing, skiing on fresh powder, and relaxing in between.
Winter chill daytime vibes with music care of stellar DJs, crisp alpine air, adrenaline-pumping ski activities, and epic apres-ski parties make the legendary Worldwide Festival the ultimate destination event for mountain and music enthusiasts.
Renowned and up-and-coming international artists from various genres will be delivering the beats day and night, both in the slopes and at the many venues around town. When you need some help soothing those hangovers, head over to the Lavey baths, which boasts of having the warmest thermal waters in all of Switzerland.
Previous lineups have featured Optimo, Pangaea, Diggs Duke, Kuage, Julio Bashmore, and Mark de Clive-Lowe. For 2019, Gilles Peterson will be at the helm once again, accompanied by Ady Suleiman, Debruit, and Alex Barck among others.
The Worldwide Festival takes place at Kuklos, a state-of-the-art revolving restaurant perched 2,048 meters above sea level. Kuklos comples a turn every 1.5 hours, treating visitors to views of Mont Blanc and the Eiger north face from wherever you are as you party to nonstop beats.
Tickets include a ski pass good for four days, a week-long pass, long weekend passes and separate tickets for exclusive parties and skiing.
Most places are easily accessible on foot in Leysin. But for longer distances, getting around by cable car is your best bet. Also known as the telecabine, these cable cars provide you with jaw dropping views from high above the ground as you get from one point to another. A free village bus operates once per hour, but taxis are available too.
Leysin is a small town in the Swiss Alps with just around 40 hotels to suit every taste and budget. As these hotels get booked up way before the Worldwide Festival, it’s in your best interests to book them ahead of time.
For the best hotel deals, chalets and Airbnb’s in Leysin make sure you head to the map below.
Leysin is quickly gaining traction as Switzerland’s college center, as it’s home to 5 international schools. This means that the town is filled with fun-loving young people, and life-long friendships are waiting to be made. Live music is popular in Leysin, and finding a cool club to unwind in with beer and wine is fairly easy.
Winter time is perfect for checking out the incredible Snow Village in the Vaudois Alps, where you can feast on a delicious meal and drinks right in a fully-furnished igloo! There’s simply no better place in Leysin to chow down on some authentic Swiss fondue. Plus, it’s wintertime: this means a plethora of skiing, sledging, and other snow-covered activities await you.
The Worldwide Festival takes place from March 18-24, 2019.
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