For a few nights a year (22nd, 23rd, 24th of June) during the Fête de la Musique in Geneva the reserved city of Calvin drops its guard and opens it heart to hundreds of thousands of revellers (over 200,000 at last count) – young and old – to celebrate sounds and beats from around the world.
This free annual music festival turns the streets, courtyards and parks of the city into a massive party as a wide variety of musical acts (over 500) breathe life into spectacular historical venues around the city, including Parc des Bastions; the promenade de la Treille (oldest walkway in the city) and over 20 other venues. These include the cultural centre L’Alhambra, the beautiful Victoria Hall concert hall and the Saint-Pierre Cathedral.
This is definitely one item on the Geneva calendar not to be missed! We loved the open air performances in Parc Bastion – combining the shows with a picnic and drinks from the many food and drink stalls in the park. Get their early, walk around and soak up the atmosphere. Definitely a personal highlight for us!
For more information read our guide to the Geneva Music Festival here.