Acoustic music festival Zermatt Unplugged has become essential for the European music scene and is considered as one of the best festivals in Switzerland. See promising new talents and well-known DJs, and big names in front of an incomparable setting, the jagged Swiss mountains of the village Zermatt, Switzerland. Over 80 concerts during 5 days take place on 14 different stages, spread around venues in the whole village as well as on the mountain itself.
As well as international top artists such as James Morrison, Nelly Furtado, Simple Minds, Alanis Morissette, Billy Idol and Lionel Richie, numerous up and coming stars guarantee extraordinary talented acoustic shows. All acts are fascinatingly diverse, top-class and multinational.
Throughout the week “Pop-up Artist” musicians appear unannounced at various performance locations, which adds a new dimension to the surprising normal street music of the celebrations.
“Artist in Residence” concerts are by singer-songwriters, who reside at the selected locations, featuring two daily shorter sets in a smaller setting at the place where the musician is staying.
There is a “Taste Village” in the village centre complete with a stage and top-class food stands, and DJ’s spark up parties all over the place, for late night dancing after the intimate acoustic shows have concluded. The combination of acoustic music, impressive mountain scenery, beautiful spring snow, warm hospitality of Zermatt’s villagers and the incomparable atmosphere of the Matterhorn make the festival a unique experience in Europe.
‘Party around the Matterhorn, listening to the finest musical talents, hottest world music acts and indulging in the breathtaking views of the crisp Swiss mountainside.’
Zermatt is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The location of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of an enormous hiking and ski region makes it one of the world’s most attractive vacation villages. The ski region encompasses 54 mountain railways and lifts as well as 360 kilometers of pistes.
Zermatt is car free. But there is plenty of public transport available to get up there. Zermatt can be reached by train, taxi or helicopter.
Air travellers take the train directly from the airport and reach Zermatt in 3½ hours from Zurich-Kloten and in 4 hours from Geneva-Cointrin.
Drivers park their private automobiles in a convenient parking garage in Täsch and continue for another 12 minutes by train. Shuttle trains depart every 20 minutes. This is how thousands of people commute up to Zermatt.
An extensive taxi service from different private companies also serves people who prefer to travel to Zermatt by taxi. This is the only other way people are permitted into Zermatt besides the shuttle train.
There are hotels, camping grounds, mountain huts and apartments available for visitors to Zermatt.
Allalin Swiss Alpine Hotel oozes charm and a special ambience in it’s individual rooms. Relax with a healthy sleep, a good breakfast buffet .The hotel features a spa and wellness centre, bar, lounge and free WiFi.
Edelweiss is a cosy country mountain hut beautifully perched on a rock, a long walk up from Zermatt town. Edelweiss is an idyllic spot for a refreshing drink on longer hikes, a leisurely lunch, rustic dinner or over night stay. The budget accomodation offers single, double or dorm rooms for up to 5 people.
Zermatt has many outdoor mountain activities as well as spas and wellness activities and also cultural village activities.
The guided hiking tour to the longest suspension bridge of the world takes place every Wednesday and Saturday with a specialist hiking guide included. After almost 3 kms and 675m of altitude the longest and most impressive suspension bridge of the world is reached with a stunning view of the Weisshorn and several other peaks above 4000 meters.
An e-bike ride up to see the black nose sheep grazing on the alpine meadows is a great adventure to find out about this endemic race of sheep. Providing the opportunity for the Julen family to introduce visitors to these fascinating animals as well as enjoy a good glass of wine with dried meat.
The dates for acoustic Festival are April 14-18, 2020.
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