Switzerland and the jaw dropping Alpine vistas of Zermatt provide an altitudinous festival of acoustic music, love songs and storytelling. It is all about getting back to the simply beautiful song: raw, direct and immediate.
A backdrop that could bring you to your knees, with stages in the airy heights. In its fifth edition from the 17th to the 21st April 2012, Zermatt Unplugged presents singer-songwriters, bands and young talent from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, New Zealand and Switzerland.
Zermatt Unplugged was founded in 2007 by Thomas Sterchi and Marco Godat as a singer-song writer festival. It grows continually as a meeting point for avid followers of true sounds. Musicians and bands like Suzanne Vega, Chris de Burgh, Alanis Morissette, Billy Idol, Seal, Lionel Richie, Stephan Eicher, Jason Mraz, David Gray, OneRepublic and Mando Diao enthusiastically agreed to be part of the idea of Zermatt Unplugged and have performed in the past festivals.
Zermatt Unplugged is the only festival of it’s kind in Europe and is promoted by important Swiss music festival organisers, such as Claude Nobs (Montreux Jazz Festival) and Urs Leierer (Blue Balls Festival). In 2009 the concept artist and musician Dieter Meier (Yello) became the Festival’s patron. Princess Anni-Frid von Reuss, the A from ABBA, and Jon Lord, Hammond organ player and founder of Deep Purple also support Zermatt Unplugged.
This year, Chris de Burgh, Gregoire and Aloe Blacc are just some of the performers taking stage – get yourself off for a little mountainous culture – more Zermatt Unplugged 2012 here and remember – White Line Hotels have just the perfect pad for the festival – Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort.
White Line Hotels – Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort, Zermatt Switzerland