laRotonda, the Locarno Festival village

On 27 July, laRotonda will launch the #LocarnoExperience with a programme of 17 evenings of music, entertainment, ethnic cuisine, themed bars, open-air markets and, new this year, a modern and enticing food truck area offering dishes made from kilometre zero ingredients from the Ticino region.

The musical entertainment, overseen by RSI Rete Tre in the Grand Hotel Swisscom, promises a full programme of live concerts and DJ sets. Sophisticated lounges as well as live concerts will bring a touch of quality to the Grand Hotel Swisscom. Fun will be guaranteed until the early hours thanks to the silent disco at “Silent Party”. LaRotonda will close on 12 August with the Closing Party featuring a mysterious Special Guest, organised in partnership with RSI Rete Tre.

Every day, from 7 pm to 9 pm, you will be able to take part in the event without being there thanks to the PardOn radio broadcast by RSI Rete Tre.

Rounding things off at laRotonda, the Virtual Reality Corner provides the chance to experience the latest virtual reality film productions with a programme put together by the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF).

During the week, the musical entertainment will end at 1 am and at 2 am over the weekend, while laRotonda will close at 3 am every night.


Piazza Grande / Rotonda Piazza Castello, 6600 Locarno



27 July - 12 August


  • Monday: 18:00 - 3:00
  • Tuesday: 18:00 - 3:00
  • Wednesday: 18:00 - 3:00
  • Thursday: 18:00 - 3:00
  • Friday: 18:00 - 3:00
  • Saturday: 18:00 - 3:00
  • Sunday: 18:00 - 3:00

Downloadable brochures:

laRotonda_map_LF71.pdf (PDF)

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