Zermatt Unplugged 2021
13 April - 17 April
Founded in 2007 by Thomas Sterchi and Marco Godat as a singer and songwriter festival, Zermatt Unplugged is becoming more and more a meeting place for fans of unadulterated sound. Zermatt Unplugged is the only festival of its kind in Europe.
Facts about Zermatt Unplugged
- Festival: at the beginning of April, from Tuesday to Sunday
- 13 concert locations in the village
- 3 concert locations in the mountains
- About 80 concerts
- Artist in residence in 3 locations
- Pop Up-Bands: 2 bands play at the festival and spontaneously perform at different places in the village
Concerts at highest heights
Since 2014 there has also been music at the highest heights – in the truest sense of the word. Then the musicians of Ronnie Scott’s Jazzclub London perform outdoors at the Gandegghütte (3,030 m). This means that guests come as winter hikers or in ski suits and ski boots and dance in the snow.
The Sunnegga Session also has its loyal regular audience. In the evening, you take the funicular railway up to the Restaurant Sunnegga together with the musician, where the aperitif with a view of the mountain panorama and dinner are ready. Finally we go to the concert hall. A lot of red plush, only 100 listeners and an impressively intimate atmosphere.
Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: at the Gandegghütte (3’030 m) and the Hotel Mont Cervin Palace
Sunnegga Sessions (2’288 m), each Thursday and Friday
“I was there when…” you can say one year later, when a newcomer appeared in Zermatt and soon after conquered the charts. So happened with Bastian Baker, 77 Bombay Street, James Gruntz or Dabu Fantastic.
- Locations in the village and on the mountain (Blauherd, 2’571 m)
- Atmosphere from devoutly quiet to frenetically exuberant
- a pronounced dialogue between musicians and spectators