Zermatt Unplugged: Music, snow sports and culinary delights


The seventh Zermatt Unplugged, which will take place at the foot of the Matterhorn from 8 to 12 April 2014, has a lot to offer: two new stages, 54 shows in five days and a roster of international stars.

Zermatt Unplugged Extreme Jazz - high-Alpine jazz on the highest stage in Europe - will be performed by Ronnie Scott's All Stars at the new Gandegghütte venue (3,030 m). Extreme conditions, not only for the artists and their instruments but also for those in charge of the logistics. The concert grand will be transported to the venue by helicopter. On the morning of 8 April 2014, the first day of the festival, the London artists and their instruments will ascend to the cabin by lift and Ski-doo. In the meantime, the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars are getting mentally prepared for their adventure. They will perform live at an altitude of 3,030 metres every day between 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Spring skiing and concerts

In spring, Zermatt offers snow sport enthusiasts sun-drenched pistes, cosy mountain restaurants with sunny terraces and flights of musical fancy at the Zermatt Unplugged. Once again during the festival week, snow and music aficionados will meet in the Blue Lounge on Blauherd (2,571 m) every day at 1.00 p.m. to listen to “New Talents” performing in an intimate atmosphere. This year, there will also be lunchtime music at the Gandegghütte on Trockener Steg (3,030 m).

Detailed overview provided by Twisper

Twisper, a travel guide for quality locations around the world, will act as official mobile guide for the Zermatt Unplugged in April 2014. On a straightforward interactive application, Twisper will give festival visitors a detailed overview of the stages, the programme and the restaurant and hotel partners. This service is free.

Zermatt Unplugged: best TV spot 

The highest-altitude acoustic festival in Europe is also popular online. According to a vote on publisuisse in February, close to 500 out of 1,000 online voters chose the Zermatt Unplugged spot as TV spot of the month of February. This is not surprising since the Zermatt Unplugged festival stands for ultimate enjoyment and an unbeatable combination of music, skiing and outstanding culinary experiences. 

“New Talent” stages & special appearances

The “New Talents” will also perform in the village. Free concerts will take place every day (Tuesday to Saturday) on the following stages:

  • Alex (terrace): every day at 12.00 p.m.
  • Blue Lounge (2,571 m): every day at 1.00 p.m.
  • Cervo: every day at 3.00 p.m.
  • Matterhorn Museum: every day at 4.00 p.m.
  • Foyerzelt: every day at 6.30 p.m.
  • Pink: every day at 11.00 p.m.
  • Gandegghütte (3,030 m): every day from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. (in good weather only)

Additional concerts by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars in the village

Mont Cervin Palace: Wednesday, 9 April and Friday, 11 April, at 11.30 p.m. Chalet Hotel Schönegg: Sunday, 13 April, 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (Farewell Brunch).

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