Gabalier enchants 10,000 SnowpenAir fans

Today, Sunday, 9 April 2017, 10,000 visitors travelled to the highest open air concert in the snow. The concert at Kleine Scheidegg was completely sold out. The popular Volks-Rock 'n' Roller Andreas Gabalier headlined the two-day SnowpenAir anniversary.

A mixture of rock 'n' roll and pop songs got the crowd going on the second day of the SnowpenAir anniversary at 2,000 metres above sea level. The Baseballs made a comeback with their new album "Hit me baby ..." and hips were swinging to dance rhythms from the 50s and 60s. As the headliner, the "Volks Rock 'n' Roller" Andreas Gabalier delighted the 10,000 fans who had travelled there. Austria's most sought-after musician created a great atmosphere in front of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

As is the tradition, a local band kicked off proceedings – this time Hamschter. The band from the Bernese Oberland impressed the crowd with their straightforward, pure style of hard rock in glorious sunshine.

A perfect anniversary
Yesterday, Saturday, 8 April 2017, Juraya, Marc Amacher and his Blues duo «Chubby Buddy» launched the anniversary weekend. 9,000 fans travelled to see the co-headliners Gotthard and Gölä. With a total of 19,000 visitors and musical delicacies from rock to blues and "Volks-Rock 'n' Roll", the SnowpenAir anniversary was a great success for the organisers. "It was a perfect birthday. Two days of sunshine, a sold-out concert arena with enthusiastic fans and bands who provided musical fireworks at 2,000 metres above sea level – I could not have imagined a better anniversary," said SnowpenAir founder Urs Kessler on Sunday evening.

Over 200 tonnes of material were transported by the Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg for SnowpenAir 2017. 200 volunteers were involved. The SnowpenAir budget was CHF 3 million for the two-day event. The 21st SnowpenAir is taking place on Saturday, 7 April 2018. For the most part, the line-up is already set. "Trauffer will be one of the music acts," says Urs Kessler, but he did not reveal any further details.