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SWISS HANDPAN FESTIVAL III – WHERE MUSIC MEETS MAGIC!

Are you ready to embark on a three-day journey into the enchanting world of handpans in Wetzikon? The Swiss Handpan Festival III is right around the corner, and it promises to captivate your senses.

Handpan enthusiasts and artists from around the world gather at the Kulturfabrik to immerse themselves in music, create harmonious melodies, inspire one another, and celebrate their shared passion for the handpan culture. This is where sonic adventurers from every corner of the globe come together to craft breathtaking soundscapes that transcend the mind and touch the heart.

Throughout the weekend, you can look forward to a variety of international performances and workshops. Explore also a selection of market stalls offering musical instruments and more.

FRIDAY LINE-UP: HANG MASSIVE (GB/S) – GANDEMA / LITTLESTONE DUO (CH)

SATURDAY LINE-UP: FLAVIO SALVAJE (CH) – DAN MULQUEEN (USA), OWA (F), KABEÇÃO (P)

DEAR FESTIVAL GUESTS:
HERE’S YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO PARKING, CAMPING, THE FESTIVAL AND WORKSHOPS, PLEASE READ IT TILL THE END!

WHAT, WHEN, WHO…

International artists will rock the stage on Friday and Saturday, with the festival opening its doors at 3 p.m. on Friday. Feel free to drop by on Saturday and Sunday as you please. While the exact timing of the concerts is yet to be confirmed. line-up

Please check also our social media event sites for further information.

More info about the location: www.kulti.ch

DOOR OPENING
The concert hall doors will open half an hour before showtime.

OPEN MIC
On Sunday, Flavio SALVAJE will host the open mic sessions at the KoKo side floor, where you can sign up on the spot.

WORKSHOPS
Only on Saturday and Sunday 
there will be workshops offered by some of the artists.
The workshops can only be booked directly at the event, everyone can sign up for them on a special board in the entrance area/foyer from Friday onwards.

JAM SESSIONS
In addition to all these thrilling events, you can participate in spontaneous jam sessions where a variety of instruments and souls come together to create music on the spot or simply enjoy the harmonious atmosphere.

MARKET
During the festival we will have a small market with various exhibitors offering instruments and more

And at some point even the most beautiful thing comes to an END…
The festival will officially end the evening of 30th of June.
After the festival has officially finished, you can of course still stay on the venue and jam along.

PLEASE NOTE
The venue is very close to the residential. We therefore kindly ask you to only play music until 11 pm outside the Kulturfabrik area, for example at the camping site or by the lake on the peninsula by the lake/forest, because our neighbours really only live 50 meters away and are unfortunately sensitive and quick to protest. In front of the factory building at the fireplace, in the courtyard and in the inner rooms it is unproblematic until late at night.

Especially louder instruments like drums, didgs, or flutes would be too loud and we want to prevent that we annoy our neighbors and the festival can also take place next year without prejudices.

FOOD & DRINKS:
Delicious food and drinks are available during the festival from 10am to 10am at the Kulti restaurant at very affordable prices.

Within a 5 minutes walking distance there are also a few shopping possibilities, a burger store  and a grocery store “Spar”. You can of course also order food online if you want: www.just-eat.ch

HOW TO GET TO THE VENUE:
You can see the route in the description, for those arriving by public transport the bus stop is Medikon/Kulti.
For the protection of the environment, we kindly ask our local guests to come to the festival by public transport.

If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you use the navigation system.

DIRECTIONS – ADDRESS:
Kulturfabrik Wetzikon, Zürichstrasse 40, 8620 Wetzikon.

FLIGHT – TRAIN – BUS:
Zurich Airport – S-Bahn to Wetzikon – Bus stop (Medikon-Kulti).

PARKING:
On arrival, please follow the instructions of the guides regarding parking and camping.
On Fridays from 3.00 p.m. you can park in the BMW garage area next / vis a vis to the Kulturfabrik, IMPORTANT! Please drive up to the barrier and park there at the back on the right, pay attention to the signs and follow the instructions of the guides.
 
Location parking at the festival: 
 
CAMPING:
As mentioned below we only consider those who have reserved a place for camping when buying tickets, it is not possible to camp spontaneously directly at the event!
 
Location camping at the festival:https://goo.gl/maps/sTaM1TPaCRH7dNM26
 

OVERNIGHT STAY:
We can offer you limited camping spaces next to the venue, tents and smaller campers are allowed (in very wet weather only tents). 
Further overnight possibilities are listed below. This year, we will provide compost toilets at the campsite, and you can use the showers at the Kulturfabrik if needed. We kindly ask for your understanding that to cover these costs, we have to impose an additional camping fee of 20.- CHF per person for the entire duration of the festival. Set up your campsite and then collect the badge at the camping check-in, or alternatively at the ticket booth by the concert hall in the Kulturfabrik.

It is really important! to inform us at the time of ticket purchase, how many people you are and how many tents you have, so that we can keep the overview. Spontaneous requests directly at the festival will only be considered if there are still places available, which we cannot guarantee.

Water taps and NEW: shower facilities at 200m from the camping area in the Kulturabrik area (follow the signs) , if you have your own camping showers, please take them with you …however the camping area is next to a small forest and a brook! and you are allowed to swim, highly recommended BATHING SHOES to protect your feet!
Otherwise, there is a public swimming pool 1.5 km from the event location with an entrance fee of CHF 5.- where you can swim, refresh yourself and also take a shower. Directly accessible by bus
 
Location public swimming pool: https://goo.gl/maps/zWCekthzaMFsKxwr6
 
Another option is the beautiful beach at the lake Pfäffikon, which is 2 km from the venue.

If you want to camp at the festival, we recommend that you make sure you get your ticket and the tent area that goes with it, as soon as possible.
These are other accommodation alternatives, it’s really worth to book early!

Campings in a radius of 5 km of the festival and the search page for the whole Zürich region

http://www.camping-saland.ch/
https://www.campingwaldhof.ch/
https://www.camping-maurholz.ch/
https://camping.ch/de/rund-ums-campen/region/zurich

Hostel in Wetzikon:
https://www.tripadvisor.ch/Hotel_Review-g2135851…

And here some Hotels near the Festival:
https://www.schweizerhof-wetzikon.ch/
https://www.hotel-swiss-star.ch/ 
https://quersinn.ch/
https://www.hecht-fehraltorf.ch/hotel/
https://www.hotel-residence-loren.ch/   

And of course there are a few airBnB in the area that you can book.
Don’t wait to long for booking your stay..first come first serve!

Looking forward to see you @ SHF 2024!
Valerio, Andy & Kulturfabrik

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