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Crowds expected for Davos yodelling festival
10,000 yodellers, alphorn players and flag wavers are expected to participate. Photo: Melissa Mahoney

Crowds expected for Davos yodelling festival

Published: 03 Jul 2014 10:50 GMT+02:00
Updated: 03 Jul 2014 10:50 GMT+02:00

The festival, which runs from July 3rd-6th, is billed as the biggest event ever to be staged in the small community of Davos-Klosters in the canton of Graubünden.

Some 10,000 yodellers, alphorn players, flag wavers and flag throwers will perform during this annual meet of the Federal Yodelling Association.

The event kicks off this afternoon with a panel discussion about the alphorn, before performances begin tomorrow.

Participants include Marcus Cavetti, a well-known player of the alphorn and büchel, a traditional bugle-like instrument from central Switzerland.

To cope with the crowds, the Rhaetian Railway, which serves the area, is recycling previously scrapped goods wagons to create extra passenger carriages, reports news agency ATS.

The weather may provide more of an obstacle, however. Though sunshine is expected for Thursday and Friday, rain is forecast for Davos, Europe’s highest village, over the weekend.

Find information about visiting the festival at jodlerfest-davos.ch

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Caroline Bishop (news@thelocal.ch)

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