Gurten Puts Itself In The Frame

Switzerland’s Gurten Festival sold out its 20,000-capacity for the main three days for the second successive year July 15-18.

The first day, which doesn’t have as full a programme as the others, still did 12,000 and upped the overall four-day attendance to 72,000.

The Bern site also enjoyed excellent weather as the Swiss capital was rain-free for all four days, apart from a short shower on the Saturday afternoon.

The acts trying to help Gurten get some European recognition included Faith No More, Amy Macdonald, Empire Of The Sun, Florence & The Machine, Gogol Bordello, Editors, Babyshambles and Rodrigo y Gabriela.