Südtirol Jazzfestival to organise tours on public transport and a jazzpass for the Festival

Dreams of a faraway future? Far from it! Jazz fans can drive to the concert while their own car stays at home. For the very first time, between 29 June and 8 July 2018, the Südtirol Jazzfestival will suggest interesting jazz tours in all parts of the province - for locals and tourists – by using public transport to make it easier to reach the venues.

Innovative tips for unusual locations: four jazz tours use the four main festival hubs of Bolzano, Bressanone, Brunico and Merano as starting points and lead to the venues in their respective surroundings. Four other tours will even lead jazz fans on tours throughout South Tyrol. The main advantage is that by following these suggestions, all concerts of the selected tour can be easily reached by bus, train, cable car, on foot or by the festival’s shuttle service (subject to booking). The detailed tour descriptions also include a list of recommended partner hotels. All information on the eight jazz tours can be found in a separate section on the festival's homepage: www.südtiroljazzfestival.com

And that's not all: a jazz pass – another first-time offer – will provide you with many discounts during the festival, such as reduced ticket prices for all concerts, travelling by shuttle buses (subject to booking), discounts for wine tastings and gastronomic walks, free admission to the Museion or a free drink at all concerts in the Batzen Sudwerk in Bolzano. The jazz pass costs only €20 (€10 for everyone under 30) and is an ideal complement to the Jazz Tours.

With these offers, the Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige also occupies an exceptional position in the European festival landscape. In South Tyrol, things are quite different from other festival locations: the festival sets the scene for its concerts in traditional concert halls as well as alpine huts, hotels, streets and squares, industrial buildings, roof terraces, quarries or parks and does without international ‘big names’. To this end, the festival presents young bands and soloists who’re walking on musical dirt tracks and into unchartered territory, thus often becoming musical trailblazers. Of course, this also applies to contemporary jazz from Northern Europe, which the Südtirol Jazzfestival will present this summer during its country focus, ‘Exploring the North’.

Photo: Polar bears at Piazza Walther Bolzano, the North is coming to South Tyrol during this year’s Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige

Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige Aftermovie 2017: https://youtu.be/2WCDTb8LId8