Switzerland to host the highest party in Europe in 2024

Switzerland to host the highest party in Europe in 2024

Ever fancied busting some shapes at 2.970 metres above sea level? Thanks to the Detour Discotheque, Switzerland will be hosting the “highest party in Europe" at the Schilthorn, an event which has already been labelled one of the “things to do of 2024” by Time Out Magazine.

Highest party of 2024 to be hosted on Swiss mountain

From May 10 to 12, 2024, partygoers will be able to dance among the mountains and party the night away at the Schilthorn in Lauterbrunnen. While it may feel like quite a commute from pre-drinks, the ski resort is actually one of the more accessible locations used by Detour Discotheque - they have previously used a fishing village in Iceland and a near-deserted part of the Scottish coastline to host their discos.

The disco will feature some of the UK and Europe’s top DJs, with DJ Paulette, Norsicaa, Talking Drums and Frankie Francis already in the lineup. Friday’s disco from 2pm to 8pm will take place on the terrace of Birg, with views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. 

On Saturday, festivities will ascend to 2.970 metres above sea level at the Schilthorn Piz Gloria for a party that will last from 8pm to 3am. On Sunday evening, the 19th-century Trinkhalle am Kleinen Rugen near Interlaken will host the festival’s last hurrah from 4 to 10pm.

Lauterbrunnen is surprisingly perfect for a disco, say organisers

“When I visited Lauterbrunnen, I fell in love with the valley, and the venues on the Schilthorn are surprisingly perfect for a disco,” Detour Discotheque founder Jonny Ensall told 20 Minuten. “At the top of the mountain you feel small, but in a good way. It helps to forget your worries and just go with the flow – the perfect setting for a party.”

The event is already catching some international attention: along with partying at a disused Berlin airport, the Detour Discotheque in Switzerland was named one of the “things to do for 2024” by none other than Time Out Magazine. Have we piqued your interest? Check out the official website and get ready to boogie in thin air!

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Jan de Boer


Jan de Boer

Jan studied in York and Sheffield in the UK, obtaining a master's in broadcast journalism and a bachelor's in history. He has worked as a radio DJ, TV presenter, and...

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