Moon and Stars Festival
This unique festival includes around ten concerts featuring top stars from the music world, surrounded by thousands of people on the Piazza Grande.
The largest festival in the southern Alps is also the most atmospheric. Locarno’s “Moon and Stars”, which every July attracts thousands of music fans from far and wide. The Piazza Grande turns into a giant concert arena, offering a superbly stylish setting for top international acts from Sting and Zucchero to Santana and Joe Cocker. Ten open-air concerts make the Mediterranean-style town into the summer feel-good capital of Switzerland.
Despite only having been in existence for a short time, this event in Locarno is one of the most popular stop-off points for musicians and singers on tour and it is even regarded by some as being the "Montreux south of the Alps".