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Moon and Stars 2023: Lineup, news, and tickets

Jul 13, 2023 - Jul 23, 2023

Moon and Stars Locarno - Royal Republic Music Festival in Switzerland Moon&Stars
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Summer in Switzerland's south wouldn't be the same without the Moon and Stars Festival. The annual open-air concert series celebrates live music under the starry sky.

Like fireflies to the light, Moon and Stars regularly brings music lovers to the charming Piazza Grande square in Locarno. The festival has been around for over 20 years and has become integral to Ticino's cultural scene.

We particularly love the concert stage setting: it is on a giant open-air plaza surrounded by colorful buildings. This is the perfect place to soak up Mediterranean summer vibes on a cloudless night with still-moderate Ticino temperatures.

The Moon and Stars concert series in Locarno covers mainly Pop and Rock genres with a focus on Italian-speaking acts. In 2023, there will be 10 concerts.

The Moon and Stars Lineup 2023

  • OneRepublic
  • Eros Ramazzotti and Joss Stone
  • Peter Maffay
  • Gölä

Three reasons to visit Moon and Stars Locarno 🎤

1. A stellar lineup of acts
OneRepublic, Peter Maffay, Gölä, Eros Ramazzotti, and Joss Stone are some of the acts headlining this year's concert series.

2. Beautiful stage design
One of the defining features of the event is the stunning stage design inspired by the festival's celestial themes. The stage is illuminated by thousands of lights and is framed by the beautiful mountains and the shimmering waters of Lake Maggiore.

3. Foodie heaven
Some 20 food trucks line the Food & Music Street connecting Piazza Grande and the lake. You'll get to eat your way around the world while watching spontaneous live gigs.

FAQs about the Moon and Stars Music Festival 🎸

Our verdict about Moon and Stars 2023 🌝

This July, don't miss the chance to soak up some serious Mediterranean summer vibes. At the Moon and Stars Festival, you'll be close to the stars on stage while swaying to the beat under the moonlit sky. Then, in the middle of the night, simply walk back to your hotel. We've done it several times in the past and wouldn't want to miss the experience!


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