Unplugged shows by massive global acts and promising young talent. Music reduced to its essence performed in intimate surroundings against the spectacular backdrop of Zermatt’s unique mountain scenery, plus high-octane sets by some of the planet’s hottest DJs. Zermatt Unplugged Acoustic Music Festival has become a permanent feature of the European music scene. The inaugural edition took place in 2007 after being founded as a singer-songwriter festival by Thomas Sterchi, Marco Godat and Heinz Julen with the support of ABBA’s Anni-Frid and Deep Purple’s Jon Lord.
The festival now runs for five days and boasts 120 concerts across 17 stages spread throughout the village and across the surrounding slopes. The heady combination of acoustic music, magnificent mountain scenery, idyllic spring snow, warm Zermatt hospitality and unique ambience that comes with being on the Matterhorn makes the festival the unrivaled, all-encompassing experience that it is.