Zermatt Unplugged is the resort’s winter music festival that has been going since 2007 and features musical acts from around the world.
We look at everything you need to know about Zermatt Unplugged 2020 – one of the biggest and best festivals in the Alps.
- When is Zermatt Unplugged 2020?
- Who’s headlining Zermatt Unplugged 2020?
- How to buy Zermatt Unplugged passes
- Where are the Zermatt Unplugged venues?
- Book accommodation for Zermatt Unplugged
When is Zermatt Unplugged 2020?
Zermatt Unplugged 2020 takes place between 14-18 April 2020.
The party starts on Tuesday 14 April when the show opens with soulful British singer-songwriter Charlotte in the Hotel Mama.
The event goes on until late on Saturday 18 April when Jan Blomqvist and Band close the weekend in The Alex with floor filling electro-pop.
Who’s headlining Zermatt Unplugged 2020?
There have been some massive headline acts in that past, and this year is no exception.
All the headliners play in the vast central Marquee stage at 8.30pm with ticket prices starting at CHF85 for the performance only.
On Tuesday night pop legend Dido will be performing songs from her debut album ‘No Angel’ her hit single ‘Here With Me’ and ‘Thank You’ (the latter was sampled by Eminem), expect tracks from her second album ‘Life For Rent’ as well as new music from her 2018 album ‘Still on My Mind‘.
Thursday night will see German rapper Cro take to the stage. Cro has been a recording for 10 years and made his name as an acoustic rap artist that performs with his trademark panda mask.
Kaiser Chiefs predict a riot
Then on Friday one of the UK’s biggest rock bands will fill the valley with calls of ‘Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby’ as The Kaiser Chiefs play songs from all their seven albums to entertain the crowds.
Other headline acts are US rock legend Richard Marx, and returning to the stage as a solo artist is Irish singer Rea Garvey who previously headlined with his band Reamonn.
There are other big name acts to look out for including Morcheeba, Jake Isaac, Ronny Scotts All-Stars and Gérard Depardieu sings à la Barbara.
How to buy Zermatt Unplugged passes
As always there are a variety of passes on sale for the festival.
A Zermatt Unplugged pass is just CHF60 per person. This pass gives you access to the festival site and entrance to stages across the mountain and town, as well as all the after-parties.
The pass does not include entrance to the big name acts and concerts mentioned above. These tickets are all sold separately, and you can buy just the concert ticket or a variety of VIP packages.
Where are the Zermatt Unplugged venues?
The main stage is in the Marquee in the centre of the village and is where you can also find the Taste Village and Foyerzelt.
This is where the headline concerts are performed.
Other ticketed venues are The Alex Hotel, near to the railway station, the Sunnegga Session stage at the bottom of the Sunnegga-Express and the 17th century Winkelman Chapel.
Then there are eight other stages with a wide selection of artists and sounds across the town and include the Blue Lounge at the top of the Sunnegga-Express.
You will also find a selection of small side-stages and street performances.
Zermatt Unplugged After Party
Every night once the concerts have finished you don’t have to go home as the official after-parties get underway back at the Alex Hotel.
Each evening there is a different act performing anything from Swing to House. You’ll be able to find a late-night beat to keep you dancing until late.
Book accommodation for Zermatt Unplugged
It’s not too late to book accommodation for Zermatt Unplugged 2020, but don’t leave it too long.