Valais was the site of the first open air music festival in Switzerland back in the 1970s, specifically the forest of Sapinhaut. This positive energy has never left the region. At Pont-Rouge in Monthey, at Caves du Manoir in Martinach, at Hacienda in Sierre, at Perron 1 in Brig and the Port Franc in Sion, you will be able to discover the best that electro, jazz, rock, reggae, folk and metal have to offer. In the winter, as in the summer, you can feast your ears with the sound of Open Air Gampel, Zermatt Unplugged, Caprices Festival, Pulp Festival and the Festival des Cinq Continents. But Valais also has something to offer for lovers of classical music. The charm of the musical village of Ernen is irresistible. A visit to the festivals in Verbier, Crans-Montana and Zermatt is a must for lovers of classical music. The canton's capital city of Sion also offers a festival, which combines violins and voice in a wonderful way.