<p>Get ready to party on the piste at these unmissable music festivals in the mountains.</p>
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Best Music Festivals in the Alps

Get ready to party on the piste at these unmissable music festivals in the mountains.

Published at: 21 Jan 2020
Last updated at: 9 Nov 2023

Don't wait until the summer to get your festival fix. Bands are ready to rock the pistes in the Alps this spring.

Serena Norton
Serena Norton

Rock the Pistes, Portes du Soleil

Luxury Chalets in Morzine

The 9th annual addition of this high-altitude music festival packs an impressive 35 concerts into one week. Featuring international and French pop-rock artists, you can enjoy open-air gigs right on the slopes as well as apres-ski concerts every evening in the resort villages.

And the best part is, the festival is included in the cost of your lift pass. This year, confirmed acts include Gaetan Roussel, Charlie Winston and Hyphen Hyphen.

STAY: Chalet Joux Plane

A masterclass in interior design, this incredible property has everything you could wish for in a ski chalet. From the 23-metre inside-outdoor pool, cinema room and spectacular views to the vast living area with floating mezzanine dining area and a team of staff waiting on your every need, your stay is sure to be memorable for all the right reasons.

Rock the Pistes music festival in Les GetsPhoto: M. Vitre/OT Les Gets
Chalet Joux Plane in MorzinePhoto: Chalet Joux Plane
Living area at Chalet Joux PlanePhoto: Chalet Joux Plane

Avoriaz is the highest resort in Portes du Soleil, meaning not only can you enjoy world-class music but also the world’s largest ski area. This legendary European festival has an amazing line-up this year with headliners Craig David, Rudimental, Jax Jones and Wilkinson all confirmed.

Aside from the music, you can enjoy apres-ski parties at La Folie Douce, comedy nights, igloo parties and bottomless brunches.

STAY: Ferme de Moudon

A beautiful, private chalet with design credentials from Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud. The authentic features of this 300-year-old farmhouse have been retained yet updated with opulent furnishings and facilities. New for this year is a stunning spa terrace with heated pool, fire pit and hot tub.

Snowboxx music festival in AvoriazPhoto: Snowboxx
Exterior of Ferme de Moudon in Les GetsPhoto: Ferme de Moudon
Hot tub at Ferme de Moudon in Les GetsPhoto: Ferme de Moudon

Chamonix Unlimited

Luxury Chalets in Chamonix

Chamonix Unlimited festival sees the best electronic acts take to the stage in venues all over the Mont Blanc range. Six days of DJs, parties and events both on the mountain and in town will leave you needing a holiday all over again.

Bringing together music and winter sports, you can ski with renowned free-riders, including world tour 2018 champion, Kristofer Turdell, before dancing in your ski boots to fresh new artists.

STAY: Chalet Alta

This stylish chalet offers breathtaking views of the Chamonix valley and is only a three-minute drive from the Grand Montets ski area. One of the highlights of the chalet is the wonderful indoor/outdoor swimming pool equipped with hydro jets - a great way to ease any aching muscles after a day’s dancing. Further facilities include a sauna, steam room, gym and cinema room.

Chalet Alta in ChamonixPhoto: Chalet Alta
Living area at Chalet Alta in ChamonixPhoto: Chalet Alta
Pool at Chalet Alta in ChamonixPhoto: Chalet Alta

Zermatt Unplugged, Zermatt

Luxury Chalets in Zermatt

Back for the 11th year running, Zermatt Unplugged offers five days of acoustic music across several venues around the village and on the slopes. With the backdrop of the majestic Matterhorn, what better venue for a festival?

With big names such as Tom Odell, Boy George, Jessie J and Passenger confirmed, 2019’s festival is set to be unmissable.

STAY: Chalet McKinley

A stunning property in the heart of the village with views over the village. With understated elegance and attention to detail throughout, the chalet is the perfect base for relaxing in between live performances. The lavish wellness area includes a large indoor hot tub, sauna, hammam and plunge pool.

Zermatt Unplugged music festivalPhoto: Leander Wenger
Chalet Mckinley spa hot tub in ZermattPhoto: Chalet McKinley
Bedroom at Chalet McKinley in ZermattPhoto: Chalet McKinley

Caprices Festival, Crans Montana

Luxury Chalets in Crans Montana

House and techno fans flock to Caprices festival year on year to enjoy four, non-stop days of booming baselines. This year the likes of Audiofly, Black Coffee, Apollonia and Bedouin will be entertaining the masses.

The daytime stage gives you amazing views of the Alps, whilst the nighttime stage provides spectacular visuals using technology.

STAY: Apartment Violettes
Part of a large chalet, guests at Apartment Violettes benefit from the privacy and intimacy of a private apartment and the facilities of a larger chalet. Ideally located, Violettes is within a short stroll of the ski slopes and village shops. The apartment houses seven guests across four bedrooms, including a bunk room for two. Guests have access to the main chalet's spa area, complete with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, hammam and massage room.

Caprices FestivalPhoto: CMTC/Julien Dressalaers
Pool at Apartment Violettes in Crans MontanaPhoto: Apartment Violettes
Apartment Violettes in Crans MontanaPhoto: Apartment Violettes