Zermatt Unplugged 2020 will not take place

13/03/2020

Today, Friday, the Federal Council extended and tightened the existing ban on events as part of the Coronavirus crisis. All major events of more than 100 people are now prohibited until 30 April 2020. This decision also affects the Zermatt Unplugged festival (14 to 18 April 2020).

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Following today's Federal Council decision to extend the ban on events in Switzerland, the Zermatt Unplugged Festival 2020 (14 to 18 April) had to be canceled in consultation with local and regional authorities as well as with Zermatt Tourism. «The emotional and financial impact of this cancellation hits us hard as an organizer and as a team,» says Managing Director Rolf Furrer. «The health and safety of our visitors, artists, partners and employees are, however, of utmost priority.»

Reimbursement of Purchased Tickets

Tickets purchased for Zermatt Unplugged 2020 will be refunded. Details and further information on the procedure will be posted on 16 March on the website www.zermatt-unplugged.ch. All ticket buyers will be notified personally by email.

«Anyone who has booked a hotel should contact the respective hotel or booking platform as soon as possible,» the festival management continued. Anyone who has booked at the Zermatt Unplugged office should contact office@zermatt-unplugged.ch. Anyone who has booked a package (Hotel & Ticket Package or Hotel & Unplugged Pass Package) and would like to cancel the overnight stay, should contact info@zermatt.ch.

Zermatt Unplugged 2021

«We will work intensively in the coming months to mitigate the negative economic consequences of the cancellation and create the necessary framework in order to carry out the 2021 festival edition from 13 to 17 April,» said Rolf Furrer. On behalf of his entire team, he adds, «We thank our partners, supporters, artists, friends and Unplugged fans and lovers for their support and devotion and very much hope that the 2021 festival will take place.»