Numerous music festivals take place in the city of Lausanne and the surrounding region during all the year. The quality of the programmes, the infrastructures and the exceptionally scenic setting near Lake Geneva all make for unmissable gatherings where a convivial atmosphere and sharing are the order of the day.
02.12.2016 - 04.12.2016
Interdisciplinary and often undisciplined, Les Urbaines provides free access to a selection of innovative contemporary productions. It transforms the city into a place of shows, exhibitions, performances, concerts and fresh discoveries.
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Cully Jazz Festival
08.04.2016 - 16.04.2016
With 9 days of music, around 35 concerts with admission fee and 80 free concerts, the Cully Jazz Festival has become the go-to venue for lovers of jazz and a welcoming ambiance at the heart of Lavaux.
Festival Pully-Lavaux à l’heure du Québec
03.06.2016 - 12.06.2016
The biggest French-speaking North American music scene in Europe welcomes the greatest Quebec artists to Pully on the shores of Lake Geneva, with Linda Lemay, Cœur de Pirate, Natasha St-Pier, Robert Charlebois and Cowboy Fringant among the artists featured.
Blues Rules Crissier Festival
20.05.2016 - 21.05.2016
This festival features the best of the international blues scene with a programme that is both eclectic and outstanding in a bucolic and compact setting (the grounds of Château de Crissier).
Fête de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique is a free festival with all kinds of music. Performances in the streets, squares and public gardens of Lausanne cover a very wide spectrum of trends in modern music.
24.06.2016 - 03.07.2016
This festival is so much more than a get-together for fans of classical music… particularly appreciated for its programme and its unique waterside ambiance. More than a hundred events: concerts with and without admission fee, conferences, children's activities, etc...
Festival de la Cité
05.07.2016 - 10.07.2016
Six evenings of cultural effervescence with productions, shows and concerts in numerous venues around town. Innovative, urban and unconventional, the Festival de la Cité is all about a unique artistic diversity and a distinct taste for new projects.
15.06.2016 - 15.09.2016
Hundreds of cultural and free activities in the open air or unusual venues every summer. Over 450 attractions at the heart of the city, including music, dance and shows.
Lausanne-Pully For Noise Festival
The last edition of this festival to be held in Pully offers a programme of rock music with its fair share of new discoveries as well as Swiss and international headline acts.
16.09.2016 - 18.09.2016
The Label Suisse music festival is free, urban, popular and given over entirely to the music scene in Switzerland. It features six concert halls and a large open-air stage capable of hosting 7,000 people, in the centre of Lausanne.
Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival- LUFF
19.10.2016 - 23.10.2016
By offering a programme that is both unconventional and original, the LUFF is not afraid to ruffle the feathers of its audience. It fuses music and the seventh art in an alchemy of striking images and unfamiliar sounds.
JazzOnze+ Festival Lausanne
02.11.2016 - 06.11.2016
The festival presents a whole panoply of artists and musical styles who are testament to the diversity, richness, creative energy and capacity to bring alive the sheer emotion of jazz as it is practised today.
10.11.2016 - 12.11.2016
The coolest urban event for modern music in French-speaking Switzerland is held at the Salle Métropole in Lausanne. Fans of pop-rock, reggae and electro, this festival is for you!