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In Summer.usic if the festival's darling in the Swiss Alps.
Montreaux Jazz Festival (this year in its 40th edition) brings to the region renowned singers and musicians from all over the world. This years festival will present Sting and Tracy Chapman among other artists. Also in July, there is another Jazz festival in Lugano, with Eric Clapton and The Who among the invited artists.
Other big names will be present in other festivals such as Lucerne's Blue Ball Festival and Live at Sunsein Zurich also in July. Those interested in alternative music, check out Openair St. Gallen and Bernese Gurten festivals.
If your thing is classical music, Lucerne Festival from Agust 10th to September 17th and Gstaad Festival in August and September will suffice your needs.
Finally but not last, don't miss Musikfest-Wochen in Wintherhur in the last week of August and first one of September.