The Seaside Festival is nestled between vineyards on the beautiful bay of Lake Thun, with a fantastic view of Spiez castle and the Alps. It takes place on the same weekend as the SummerDays Festival in Arbon, and a closer look will reveal that the musical line-up is virtually identicalmusicians who play at one festival on Friday play at the other on Saturday and vice versa. On Friday, the musical line-up in Spiez is geared towards younger audiences, while Saturday’s programming tends to favor bands with a longer history. This year’s line-up includes George Ezra, Toto, Lo & Leduc, Stephan Eicher, Pegasus, and many more.
The festival can be reached in about 1.5 hours from Basel by car or by train. There are Park & Ride services available for CHF 25 per day, but spaces are limited. The festival grounds are a short walk from the Spiez train station; shuttle busses are also available.
One-day passes are CHF 109 and 2-day passes are CHF 189. You can also treat yourself to an evening boat ride on the lake for CHF 25. All tickets can be purchased through https://www.ticketcorner.ch/; combination train–concert tickets can be purchased at all SBB stations.