LifestyleSetting new heights: Europe's most elevated event promises to 'take your breath away'

Setting new heights: Europe's most elevated event promises to 'take your breath away'

The event will take place in May 2024.
The event will take place in May 2024.
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7:38 PM EST, December 8, 2023

We're discussing Detour Discotheque, a recurring musical event for the past three years. This time, it's set in the Swiss valley of Lauterbrunnen. "This is undoubtedly our most ambitious project ever", professes Jonny Ensall, the event's organizer.

The inaugural Detour Discotheque happened in 2022, born in the quaint Icelandic fishing village of Thingeyri, nestled in the Westfjords. It was held at the An Cridhe cultural center in Arinagour on the Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland for this year. The next edition promises to be even more remarkable.

Detour Discotheque set to happen at a staggering altitude of 9843 feet

In 2024, Detour Discotheque will shift its stage to the Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen, stationed approximately 9843 feet above sea level. This makes it the highest-situated disco in Europe. The impending edition is set to honor classic 70s and 80s disco and world music.

"Detour's ethos revolves around locating awe-inspiring locales for intimate get-togethers, and this location fits that to a tee. The cable car journey alone is sure to leave you breathless. Hosting the nightclub at this elevation is indeed our most audacious endeavor to date," states Jonny Ensall, the organization's founder and event director, as recorded by the Daily Mail.

Limited availability: only 300 tickets for Detour Discotheque going on sale

The event’s schedule starts on Friday, when the stage is set on the terrace of the Birg station. The mood shifts on Saturday as festivities move to Piz Gloria; a panoramic restaurant perched atop Mount Schilthorn. Wrapping things up, on the last day, the music will reverberate through the Trinkhalle bar.

Detour Discotheque takes place from the 10th to the 12th of May, 2024. Would-be attendees can reserve their tickets starting Tuesday, December 5. But hurry, only 300 are available. The going rate? £199 (approximately $265). Bonus: The ticket price includes cable car trips worth £160.

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