Capturing the light

Did you know, Zurich has its own openair! And actually a quite cool one… The area around the festival will be shaking for 4 days. The line-up seems to improve from year to year as well. As always, it’s pretty nicely mixed regarding genres. I’d say (almost) everybody should find at least a few bands/artist they’d like.

It doesn’t always have to be St. Gallen or Montreux. In our pretty little canton of Zurich (yeah, I’m sorry, we’re from Zurich so we tend to go a bit overboard with the ZH-love ;-)) we’ve been lucky enough to have this great openair festival. No matter if you like it loud, or more quiet, we’re sure that this year you’ll also find something cool for your ears. Zurich Openair, is taking place from August 23rd to 26th!

Line-up Zurich Openair 2017

Wednesday 23.08.

Main Stage: Baba Shrimps, Phantogram, First Aid Kit, Mumford & Sons
Tent Stage: Debrah Scarlett, Perfume Genius, Mac Demarco, Flume
Dance Circus: 3hunna6, Jessiquoi, Goldfinger Brothers, Lunice, Cashmere Cat, Sam Gellaitry

Thursday 24.08.

Main Stage: Fickle Friends, The Kooks, Major Lazer
Tent Stage: Car Seat Headrest, Beach Fossils, Mighty Oaks, Pendulum Live
Dance Circus: Biru, Jeans for Jesus, Nicolas Haelg, Martin Jensen, Dillon Francis, What So Not, Lara Valentina

Friday 25.08.

Main Stage: Manilio, Pumarosa, Annenmaykantereit, Kygo, The XX
Tent Stage: True, Noga Erez, Birdy, Warhaus, Interpol, Nicolas Jaar
Dance Circus: Beda, Yeni, B.Traits, Avalon Emerson, Daniel Avery, Tiga, Charlotte de Witte

Saturday 26.08.

Main Stage: Von Wegen Lisbeth, Metronomy, Parov Stelar, The Prodigy
Tent Stage: One Sentence. Supervisor, Anna Känzig, Slowdive, London Grammar, Moderat
Dance Circus: Lesk, US & Sparkles, Lexer, Klingande Live, HVOB & Winston Marshall, Sascha Braemer, Magit Cacoon

You can also download the entire line-up here: Line Up as PDF

Tickets for Zurich Openair 2017

Little tipp from our side, don’t wait too long to get your tickets. There are still tickets available at the moment. But some passes are already sold out. You can find (and also purchase) all available tickets on the following site: Tickets.

With every ticket (excl. Tent-Vouchers), the travel to and from the festival is free. Train, bus and tram of ZVV (zones 110 and 121) as well as the night-surcharge will be included.

General Information

Location: It’s really easy to get to the Zurich Openair. No matter if you take public transport or the car (in this case, we do however recommend public transport, parking can be quite pricey and is limited. And why not start partying in the tram while getting there? ;-)). The festival grounds are located between Glattbrugg and the airport. The trip to and from the festival grounds is, as already mentioned, included in your ticket.

Camping: Yep, you can also camp out at the Zurich Openair. The camping grounds are located right next to the festival grounds. Please be aware that you will need a special “Tent & Camping Voucher” or a “Camping Voucher” to enter the grounds. You can purchase them here: Ticketshop Camping

Opening hours: The festival grounds are opened as following:
Wed 15:00 – 2:30
Thu 15:00 – 4:30
Fri 14:00 – 5:30
Sat 14:00 – 5:30

You can find all other important infos on the Zurich Openair website: Zurich Openairs

Image source: Markus Meier / flickr