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We have every multi-cultural festival under the sun and being Melbourne plenty in the shade and rain as well. And one of the next ones on our cultural horizon is the annual Swiss Festival on Sunday 6th of April 2014
Apparently doing anything in Switzerland is exorbitantly expensive so just as well it is coming to us without the Swiss Franc price tag.
There will of course be crepes and waffles as well as beer and wine imported from Switzerland. And of course cheeses such as Gruyère Emmental, Vacherin, Fribourgeois, as well as the famous Raclette used in the dish previously referred to.
As you might expect there will be yodelling, dancing and singing live on stage on Queensbridge Square, Southbank.
This year's line-up includes the Swiss Folk Dance Group, Alpenrose, the Swiss Yodel Choir, Matterhorn, the Swiss Companion Singers, and for the first time the Guggemusik-Auckland (Swiss carnival brass-band) and Kiwi Yodellers from Auckland, New Zealand.
This is a really fun Swiss band from New Zealand
The annual festival brings together all Victoria's Swiss community groups. It is also a great chance to sample goods and products by Swiss companies. Swiss ingenuity, Swiss know-how, Swiss craftsmanship, and Swiss precision all in the one place.