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Afro-Pfingsten Festival: Worldmusic Live concerts 2011

Published on 31/05/2011

The worldmusic live concerts 2011 are the highlight of the Afro-Pfingsten Festival. In the exotic atmosphere of the "Halle 53", gifted musicians from various corners of the world take you on a musical discovery tour.

The festival offers various concerts, markets, workshops and various side programs.

Concert Program 2011

Friday, 10th June: Roots and Reggae
The laid-back stars of the Friday evening concerts soothe your roots and reggae fever with dreadlocks, groovy sound and positive vibrations. 

Saturday, 11th June: Global Night
International stars of African, Oriental and Latin music take you to exotic corners of the world music scene and provide you with a memorable Saturday night.

Sunday Afternoon, 12th June: Africa Music
Established artists and newly discovered musicians from Africa introduce their multifaceted continent with earthy sounds and captivating rhythms. 

Sunday Evening, 12th June: Women Voices
With thrilling voices and colourful melodies, African artists share their joy of life and turn the Sunday concerts into a celebration that’s not to be missed.

Markets in the Old Town of Winterthur
Every year, the Afro-Pfingsten markets attract ten thousands of visitors from Switzerland and neighboring countries to Winterthur. More than 300 market stalls turn the historic old town into a colourful bazaar with exotic goods and attractions from all around the world.

African Market: Thurs 9 June-Sat 11 June 10:00 – 22:00
World Bazaar: Fri 10 June 13:00 – 22:00 and Sat 11 June 10:00 – 22:00
FairFair: Fri 10 June 10:00 – 20:00 and Sat 11 June 10:00 – 20:00
Concert hall: Fri 10 June 18:00 – 02:00, Sat 11 June 18:00 – 02:00 and Sun 12 June 13:00 – 02:00

African Market
The colourful African market is a place of inexhaustible richness. From high quality handicraft to culinary specialities, the market offers a broad range of exotic products. 

World Bazaar
The world bazaar invites you on a trip around the globe. A wide range of products from all over the world and fun street performances await you here.

FairFair is a market focusing on fairness. It raises awareness for global issues, explains their causes and calls for action. Various organisations demonstrate the impact of solidarity and fair trade. 

Note: To respect the public holiday, all markets in the old town remain closed on Whitsunday. Instead, join the festivities at Katharina Sulzer-Platz:


A unique world with tropical ambience comes into existence in and in front of the Halle 53 and offers lots of fun activities for the whole family. 

How to get to the festival

The Afro-Pfingsten Festival takes place in the centre of Winterthur. By foot, you can reach all markets and the concert hall "Halle 53" within just a few minutes. We recommend travelling to Winterthur by train and bus. 

Every Afro-Pfingsten concert ticket includes a train and bus ticket, as well as the night surcharge for the ZVV area (Zürcher Verkehrsverbund). More information on www.zvv.ch/events
ZVV timetable

More information: www.afro-pfingsten.ch