Vevey will be hosting the Vintners’ Festival from July 18 to 11 August 2019
Once a generation, the unique Vintners’ Festival pays tribute to the wine traditions and the work of Vaudois winegrowers and vineyard hands. The festival is organised by the “Confrérie des Vignerons with the help of thousands of volunteers. Thanks to this commitment, the festival has been Switzerland’s first living tradition to be recognised by UNESCO. More than 1,200 singers and musicians as well as 5,500 extras in costumes will perform on an ephemeral stage that was purpose-built on Vevey’s Place du Marché next to Lake Geneva. There will be twenty performances to an audience of 20,000 spectators each.