Another Great Gurten

Switzerland’s Gurten Festival continued to make its presence felt among the best smaller outdoor events in Europe when it came up just 2,000 short of a sellout July 16-18.
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There were 18,000 on the first day, but the following three days all hit the 20,000-capacity. Although Patti Smith, Faithless, Foals, Crystal Fighers, and Giorgio Moroder reportedly turned in top performances, the highlight came from local Bern band Patent Ochsner, which closed the final night with most of the 20,000 crowd joining in on every song.

Other acts helping the Gurten Festival maintain its big reputation included Die Fantaastichen Vier, Ellie Goulding, and George Ezra.