Zermatt Unplugged – the best festival in the Alps


There are some awesome places on this beautiful planet that lend themselves perfectly to music events, the Montreux Jazz Festival is a case in point, stretched out on the shore of Lac Leman, the setting greatly enhances the music on offer. Cafe Del Mar, in Ibiza is another venue that springs to mind. Not strictly speaking a music festival but the daily Sunset Session is assisted by the setting sun and the chilled vibes enjoyed by the clientele.

View across the main tent Zermmat unplugged

Maybe Thomas Sturchi and Marco Godat had this kind of thing in mind when they founded the Zermatt Unplugged music festival in 2007. Zermatt is a pretty and compact Swiss village with a fascinating history and a draw for people worldwide in both summer and winter. It could be described as a cosy resort, sheltered as it is on three sides by mountains, with the magnificent Matterhorn at its head watching over the village below. It’s a no brainer and fits the bill as a…

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