Music lovers will be thrilled because there are many music festivals in Switzerland and they come in a large variety of styles and sounds. Many of these great gatherings enjoy an international reputation, such as the Montreux Jazz Festival. For two weeks, from late June to early July, Jazz enthusiasts converge on the shores of Lake Léman from all countries of the world to dance to the rhythm of the saxophone or piano. Montreux Jazz Festival is known globally and the greatest artistes are always present there.
In late July, continue your tour of the music festivals in Switzerland by exploring the Paléo Festival in Nyon. This massive event lasts for more than one week and offers not less than six open air scenes and an impressive list of renowned artistes. Apart from Paléo Festival, enjoy a more family-friendly experience when you go to the Geneva Music Festival with numerous street concerts in late June. Finally, if you arrive a bit earlier in the season, do not hesitate to go on a side tour of Interlaken because from mid-June, the Greenfield Festival takes place here and sets itself apart not only by the quality of its 100 % rock programming, but also by its very ecological outlook which is highly-regarded in Switzerland.