Summer Music Festivals Are Coming — Get Your Tickets Now!

From June to August/September each summer, Switzerland plays host to over a dozen major open-air music festivals that feature world-renowned acts of many different musical styles. The locations are superb, the atmosphere amazing, the caliber of bands impressive, and the offerings second-to-none—from food, drinks, and facilities to security and even some extras like small rides and other activities.

As these events are extremely popular, with several concerts each day included in the price of the ticket, they sell out rather quickly, especially for the well-known international stars. Be sure not to miss out on these unforgettable concerts!

To allow you to start planning early, here is a summary of the festivals with the most pertinent information (including just a few of the headliners—we can’t list them all here). For further details, check out the individual entries on the calendar for each festival, which will be posted as soon as possible. They can easily be identified by selecting the “Music Festivals” category at the top of the calendar.

Note that parking is limited for most of these events, so taking the train is recommended. The SBB offers special “Railaway-Kombi” tickets or discounted train tickets to many of these festivals; simply ask at your SBB ticket office or go online at