Zermatt Unplugged 2023: Everything you need to know

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 2023 – one of the biggest and best festivals in the Alps.

  • When is Zermatt Unplugged 2023?
  • Who’s headlining Zermatt Unplugged 2023?
  • How to buy Zermatt Unplugged passes
  • Where are the Zermatt Unplugged venues?
  • Book accommodation for Zermatt Unplugged

When is Zermatt Unplugged 2023?

Zermatt Unplugged takes place between 11-15 April 2023.

The party starts on Tuesday 11 April when the show opens with Patent Ochsner Nena on the Marquee Stage, Alice Merton at the Vernissage and Irish singer Talos at the Winkelmatten chapel.  

The event goes on until late on Saturday 15 April when Calum Scott closes the weekend on the Marquee Stage.

Who’s headlining Zermatt Unplugged 2023?

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 with ticket prices starting at CHF85 for the performance only.

On Thursday night British act Passenger will be performing. His massive hit wonder Let Her Go has clocked up more than three billion clicks on YouTube. 

German legend, Peter Maffay, will perform on the Marquee Stage on 12 April, with fellow German, Alice Merton featuring in the Vernissage on Tuesday 11 April.

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There are other big name acts to look out for including Vance Joy, Ronny Scotts All-Stars and Curtis Stigers.

See the full line up here

How to buy Zermatt Unplugged passes 

There are a variety of passes on sale for the festival, which will be available to buy from Tuesday 13 December 2022.

In previous years a Zermatt Unplugged pass was 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.

You will be able to book your passes and tickets here from 13 December for pre-sales.

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. 

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Stage Map (click to see a larger version)

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 2023, but don’t leave it too long.

Contact the Matterhorn Chalets team on +41 79 247 15 88 to check the latest availability for self-catering apartments and serviced chalets.

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Ski to the door of Chalet Ulysse in Zermatt

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