GAIA 2023
Music Festival
on Lake Thun, in Thun and Berne

Folk Songs
Of Love and Other Drunkenness


Tuesday 2 to
Sunday 7 May 2023

Klösterli Oberhofen
Oberhofen Castle
Hilterfingen Church
The Town Church Thun
Scherzligen Church Thun
Yehudi Menuhin Forum, Bern

GAIA Music Festival

Folk Songs

17 Musicians from 12 Nations
41 Works from 
4 Centuries
7 Concerts
6 Venues

With seven concerts taking place between 2 and 7 May 2023, the GAIA Music Festival returns for its 14th edition entitled “Folk Songs”. Concerts in Thun, Oberhofen, Hilterfingen and Bern will explore the influence of folk music on classical music. The associated narratives ultimately lead to a better understanding of peoples. GAIA's diverse group of outstanding artists have been invited to perform at the festival because each of them shares a common belief: that people can come to understand each other more deeply through the exchange of music and personal stories about love, life and friendship. Ultimately, this understanding leads to the promotion and sustainability of peace.