Moon&Stars competition

The annual Moon&Stars in the Piazza Grande, which attracts thousands of rock and pop fans to Locarno with old acquaintances and up-and-coming stars. Fancy being there yourself? Then be sure to enter the competition with the possibility of winning the tickets for one of the concerts!

The festival

Nine evenings, twenty gigs in the Piazza Grande featuring major stars including Eros Ramazzotti, Snow Patrol and Joss Stone to name but three, plus over forty free gigs in the Piazza Piccola and a Food & Music Street with more than twenty food trucks and bars. The events in the Piazza Grande are always in the evening, while the Food & Music Street is open daily from 4 p.m.

Other things to do

The music and the events in and around the Piazza Grande are, of course, the focus of the festival. But there's also so much else to discover during the day, like swimming in the lake, hiking in the hills and cycling in the valleys – experience the sheer variety of the region! After all, where else can you get from palm trees to a glacier in a handful of hours?

Fancy the Moon&Stars?

Want to be in the crowd when your favourite group takes to the Piazza Grande stage and Locarno's transformed into a colourful sea of lights after sundown? Answer the question using the form and with a bit of luck we'll soon be able to welcome you to a gig of your choice in Ascona-Locarno.

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Stay in Ascona-Locarno – you'll love it! Whether you need a bed for the night after a long evening of festival partying or something a little more upmarket for a longer break, take a look at what's currently available on our books.

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