Gurten Festival

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Gurten Festival
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July 17th – 20th, 2019

40,000 ear plugs provide protection for all eardrums at the music festival

The Gurten Festival has come a long way from its first event, when the stage lighting was missing, to being now one of the most important music festivals in Switzerland.
In the end, the organisers found of course spare stage lighting and managed to turn the first ever and every subsequent Gurten Festival into a real success. Today, the music event lasts for four days, is professionally organised and enthralls festivalgoers with a main stage, dance tents and a forest stage. The latter has developed into a platform for aspiring young artists from Switzerland. The festival takes place on Bern’s local mountain, the Gurten. It can easily be reached by foot or by using the Gurten funicular. The trip to the festival is a highlight in itself.

The best combination of music, entertainment and cuisine

Today, the event offers more musical variety than ever – it has developed from a pure folk festival to a hot spot for artists, such as The Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Kraftklub or The Lumineers. Both established and aspiring names in the Swiss music scene have also got a permanent place at the festival. Apart from the musical entertainment, the food street and the Foody tent look after the visitors’ physical wellbeing. When the weather is nice, the party atmosphere can last long into the night, thanks to overnight stays in sleeping bags. But even when the weather is unkind, it fails to ruin the good mood of the real festival fans. They simply get their umbrellas out, put their rain macs or ponchos on and continue with the party.

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