(MENAFN – Swissinfo) The Swiss National Yodelling Festival, scheduled for June, will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been delayed a year.
This content is published March 26, 2021 – 14:36 March 26, 2021 – 14:36 Keystone-SDA / ilj
Until recently, organizers thought the vaccination strategy set by the government would work and most of the population would be vaccinated against the virus by the end of June, when the festival is scheduled to take place in Basel.
“Unfortunately, we cannot count on the situation abating in June, for the festival to take place under favorable conditions,” said Carlo Conti, president of the organizing committee, in an External links statement on Friday.
About 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the event from June 25-27, which was originally postponed from June 2020.
It’s impossible to postpone any more, organizers said, so the next festival will take place, as planned, in Zug in 2023.
The previous festival, which usually takes place every three years and celebrates this tradition of Alpine sound, was held in Brig, the canton of Valais, in 2017.
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