Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Summer Concerts in Switzerland

There are numerous summer festivals and concerts all around Switzerland this summer. Some of the festivals I have been to and others I have not. Here are a list of some of the great shows out there this Summer.

Zurich Festival: June 17-July 10.

Frauenfeld Open Air: June 17-19.
(I've been here - it's all in the line up. The outdoor vendors were great but the lack of shade does take a toll on you. Bring a hat!)

Montreux Jazz Festival: July 1-16.

Open Air St Gallen: July 1-3.

Lugano Estival Jazz: July 1-9.

Moon and Stars '05: July 9-16 .

Live at Sunset Zurich: July 14-24.

Gurten festival in Bern: July 14-17.

Menuhin Festival Gstaad: July 16-September 3.

Paléo Festival, Nyon: July 19-24. (George Clinton will be there.)

Open Air Gampel: August 18-21.

Rock tops the list of the summer Festivals. The Montreux Jazz Festival is one of these highlights with far more than just jazz to offer, including many artisans and ethnic foods. Some of the line up includes : Ex-Fugees singer Lauryn Hill, former Beach Boys vocalist Brian Wilson and singer-songwriter Elvis Costello are just some of the mainstream names scheduled to appear at the two-week event, which starts on July 1.

1 comment:

  1. There is also the free Festival de la Cité in Lausanne (July 1-9), not to be missed. I'll try to go tonight, if I'm not too tired... :-)