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Summer festivals in Switzerland


Summer season music festivals in Switzerland is open!

Today I received an email newsletter from SBB to offer discounts on travel and tickets for music events in Switzerland, I hasten this information with you to share.

Start right tomorrow. So,

JazzAscona – 21 Juni – 1 Juli

More than 200 concerts and 400 hours of live music on the shores of lake Maggiore and in different places of the historical centre of Ascona.

In connection with the rockfall changed routes in Ticino, put an additional 60-90 minutes on the road.

OpenAir St.Gallen, St.Gallen – 28 Juni – 1 Juli

From 28 June to 1 July 2012 will host an outdoor festival in St. Gallen. Since the tickets are already sold out, SBB offers a 20% discount on travel to Sankt Galen and forth from 27 June to 1 July, if you are the owner of a ticket to the concert.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux – 29 Juni – 14 Juli

The Montreux Jazz festival promises c 29 June to 14 July 2012 a unique atmosphere. The program includes various styles of music within two weeks for any age and for every taste: jazz, rock, Blues, rap, hip-hop, reggae, Brazilian rhythms, electro.

10% discount on the fare, regardless of whether you have the entrance ticket to the festival. The offer is valid from 29 June to 14 July 2012.

Open Air Frauenfeld, Frauenfeld – 6 – 8 Juli

Frauenfeld Open Air is the largest in Switzerland and the largest hip hop festival in Europe. Drake, 50 Cent, Nas, Sean Paul, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa will be guests of the festival this year. On the last day of the festival, after the concert, planned a Grand party until morning.

20% discount on the fares and 5% on the entrance fee from 6 to 8 July

Gurtenfestival, Bern (Wabern b. Bern) – 12 – 15 Juli

29th music festival on the hill Gurten.

12 – 15 July, 20% discount on travel to Bern and back, 20% discount on the fare in public transport and a small gift.

Paléo Festival, Nyon – 17 – 22 Juli

The Paleo festival in Nyon is one of the most important music events in Switzerland and Europe, will be held from 17 to 22 July 2012. The festival program includes more than 190 concerts and performances.

20% discount for travel to Nyon and back, 20% discount on the fare in public transport for the duration of the festival.

Open Air Lumnezia, Degen, Val Lumnezia – 20 – 21 Juli

In Lumnezia valley – the Valley of light, surrounded by the beautiful mountains in July of this year once again host music summer festival. International stars and newcomers, budding at the festival in the Canton of Grisons!

10% discount for travel in Ilanz and 5% on the entrance ticket 20-21 July 2012.

Reeds Festival, Pfäffikon ZH – 20 – 22 Juli

The largest annual reggae festival Switzerland will be held at lake Pfäffikersee. Palm trees, hammocks, exotic drinks.

The fare at normal rates.

Rock Oz’arènes, Avenches – 31. Juli, 2 – 5 August

Rock Oz’arènes – a unique festival in Avenches offers a memorable musical moments in the Roman amphitheatre (ZZ Top, Jean-Louis Aubert, Iggy &The Stooges, Alice Cooper, Gotthard, Laurent Voulzy, Nolwenn Leroy). The celebration will be held on 31 July and from 2 to 5 August 2012.

65. Festival del Film Locarno – 8 – 11th August

The Locarno film festival is one of the most important festivals in the world. You have a chance to look at world and European premieres of contemporary cinema, the festival presents works of different styles and genres. The screenings are almost around the clock. The famous area of Locarno, Piazza Grande with the largest screen in Europe attracts every evening at around 8,000 spectators.

Das Festival, Schaffhausen – 8 – 11 August

International and Swiss stars light on stage Herrenackers in Schaffhausen from 8 to 11 August.

In the days of the festival 10% discount on travel to Schaffhausen and around the city, 5% on the entrance fee.

37. Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, Winterthur – 15 – 26 August

37th music festival in Winterthur. Among the guests of the festival Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Rós, Flogging Molly, Kettcar, Apparat, Sizarr, Kummerbuben, Baby Jail, Max Prosa and Marylane.

Free concerts.

Open Air Gampel, Gampel – 16 – 19 August

The outdoor festival in the Canton of Wallis (Valais). It is expected 80,000 visitors – music lovers.

20% discount on the fares and 5% on the entrance fee from 16 to 19 August 2012.

Zürich Openair, Zürich – 23 – 26 August

The Killers, The Prodigy, Die Fantastischen Vier Unplugged, Skrillex, The Chemical Brothers DJ Set, Bloc Party, Hot Chip and many others at the festival in Zurich from 23 to 26 August.

20% discount on the fares and 5% on the entrance ticket to the festival.

SummerDays Festival, Arbon – 24 – 26 August

Music festival on lake Constance.

20% discount on the fares and 5% on the entrance ticket is valid from 23 to 27 August.

A more detailed programme and the list of festivals, look on the SBB website (in German, French, Italian and English).

Have fun!