EXCLUSIVE AT ZINAL: LES INNOCENTS, CARROUSEL AND SANDOR
Friday 9 August, 2019
doors open at 6pm
ENJOY THE HIGHS OF A 1680M ALTITUDE EXPERIENCE! A tradition since the year 2000, our Friday concert is one of the most eagerly awaited events surrounding the iconic Sierre-Zinal Trail Running Race. Held in the small yet famous village of Zinal, 1680 m above sea level, and featuring some of the biggest Swiss and French names in pop music, it has become a major success over the years. Last year’s 45th edition of the Race of the Five Four Thousand was kicked off on August 10, 2018 by two internationally recognized French-Swiss rock bands and a French star.
A NEW FORMULA: In 2018, the traditional Friday Concert Evening was renamed “Sierre Zinal Live”. Following the retirement of Jean-Jacques Melly, the concert’s visionary and passionate mastermind, a new organizing committee was formed in 2017. Eager to offer/keep offering the public quality concerts, the new committee opted for a mini festival format adapted to all age groups and featuring several artists.
PREVIOUS ACTS: Joyce JONATHAN, ALIOSE, KADEBOSTANY, Patricia KAAS, Pierre PERRET, Julie ZENATTI, Véronique SANSON, Isabelle BOULAY, Hélène SEGARA, Gérald DE PALMAS, RAPHAËL, Pierre BACHELET, Gérard LENORMAN, Salvatore ADAMO…
ARTISTS PRESENTATION 2019
Famous for its hits « Fous à lier » « L’autre finistère » and « Colore », The Innocents is a French pop rock group formed in 1982 and hugely successful until the 90’s. After a lengthy hiatus, the Innocents are coming back centerstage in 2019 with their new album 6 ½, that’s both confident and free flowing. Jean-Christophe Urbain and J.P. Nataf have found their place performing careful harmonies inspired by their life story. A raw twosome, delivering lyrics woven into intricate melodic structures. This album showcases the band’s most authentic self, surely satisfying its earliest fans and leaves you irrepressibly humming its ten tunes.
A 100% Swiss band composed of Sophie Burande and Léonard Gogniat, Carrousel is returning with its fourth studio album Filigrane. The catchy guitar riffs combined with pulsating rhythms and vocals make for a dense and imposing album. The band boasts over a 1 million streams on Spotify and is an incredible live act whose energy galvanizes the audience and lifts the concert experience to a whole other level.
Sandor is a singer, songwriter and music composer from Valais, with Anniviers ancestry. A revelation of Romand song, Sandor just released her first electro pop album. The singer’s deep and clear voice brings the necessary gravitas to the poignant melodies and synthetic rhythms of her music.
Location and access
The concert will take place in Zinal under the large Sierre-Zinal Tent Hall. Free parking will be available at the village entrance, 200 meters from the Hall. Special access will be provided for mobility impaired people. Please notify organizers at
Canteens closed during concertsPossibility to eat between each performance.
Sold here with the "Race plus Concert" Package