Founded in 2007 by Thomas Sterchi and Marco Godat as the Singer and Songwriter Festival, the Zermatt Unplugged event increasingly evolved into a meeting point for those who love undistorted sound. The Zermatt Unplugged festival is the only one of its kind in Europe.
Facts about Zermatt Unplugged
- Festival: At the beginning of April, from Tuesday to Saturday
- 13 concert locations in the village
- 3 concert locations in the mountains
- Around 80 concerts
- Artist in Residence at 3 locations
- Pop Up-Bands: 2 bands play at the festival and appear spontaneously at different locations throughout the village
"I was there when . . ." is something one can say later after some newcomer performed in Zermatt and soon thereafter raced to the top of the charts. This is what happened with Bastian Baker, 77 Bombay Street, James Gruntz or Dabu Fantastic.
- Locations in the village and on the mountain (Blauherd, 2,571 m)
- An atmosphere from reverently quiet to frantically exuberant
- Distinctive dialogue between the musicians and audience
Club: Fans Become the Family
What should one do with a committed loyal fan base? This is what the Zermatt Unplugged organisers asked themselves. Since 2014, these fans have also had a home: They can become members of the Zermatt Unplugged Club.
- exclusive advanced ticket sales 24 hours before the first tickets are offered to the general public.
- daily Zermatt Unplugged aperitif
- Club Pin for access to the foyer tent and the after show parties
- Programme and pin
- Club Newsletter
- special offers and contests
If you would like to experience the festival from a completely different perspective sometime, you can sign up as a volunteer. One has the possibility to have a backstage perspective and become part of the loyal Zermatt Unplugged team.
- experience concerts from an unusual perspective
- room and board
- helper t-shirt
Guests have their own enjoyment oasis, the Taste Village. This chalet village in the centre of Zermatt has musical and culinary offers.
- small booths for food and drink with cuisine focussed on Valais and Switzerland
- fire baskets for atmosphere and warmth
- Specialties: Swiss meat, Gommer Cholera (pie with local cheese and vegetable), pizza and roast beef sandwiches
- Admission: with Unplugged Pass or a valid concert day ticket
- one stage with three newcomer concerts each day