We’re not tired! But this year, it’s not happening…

We’re not tired! But this year, it’s not happening…

Dear friends of the festival,

It is with a heavy heart and solidarity that we rally with other cultural and sporting events by canceling the 2020 edition of the Festival Rock Oz’Arènes.

The Federal Council has communicated that large gatherings of more than 1,000 people are prohibited until 31st August 2020. We fully understand this decision, which we can only support, as the health risks are still far too great. This is all the more so because the application of barrier gestures is simply impossible to guarantee.

Aware of the situation, we obviously dread this news despite our faith in the future. Like you, we hoped that the festival could take place in August 2020. But this health crisis is unprecedented and affects the whole world. The tone is set and the time is for wisdom!


We are presently working on the programming in order to be able to welcome the maximum number of artists in 2021 initially scheduled this year. All tickets purchased for the 29th edition will remain valid in 2021. We encourage you to keep your tickets and subscriptions warm for next year. With this gesture of solidarity, you support the festival and all of the players in the event industry through this difficult period.

However, it will be possible to obtain a refund from your ticketing service.

We thank you sincerely for your understanding and your patience.


No way to let go! Our teams are working already on different virtual adventures so we can stay together and connected this summer via social networks and more as possible.


We have a thought for the people affected by the virus and those on the front-line fighting every day to preserve our daily life.

Sharing has really taken on a meaning in our society which has become too individualistic and critical. Let us hope that this time of reflection, such as a freeze frame, will definitely bring about a more just and harmonious future for everyone, without forgetting our planet.


In solidarity with the entire cultural and events sector, we also thank and support our employees, service providers, suppliers, partners and patrons, but also our many volunteers and all those who make the festival happen every year.

Finally, a big thank you to our festival-goers for their many messages of support and their flawless loyalty.

Take a break to get better, this will be our musical refrain for 2021.

Rather than dwelling on sadness and disappointment, we are more motivated than ever!

And you, don’t stop listening and making music, be creative and a little crazy! The great History of music continues. Gladiators are not dead, every artist and festival-goer is one.

Let’s meet-up again from 11th to 14th August 2021 in the Arenas of Avenches for an exceptional 30th edition.

The Rock Oz’Arènes 2021 will be as fun as possible and as sold out as necessary!


Let’s rock and love!

Ihr Rock Oz’Arènes-Team