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Genre Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop
Dates Middle of July
Location(s) Gurten, Bern, Switzerland
Years active 1977 - present

The Gurtenfestival is a music festival in Switzerland. It is held annually in middle of July on top of Bern's local mountain, the Gurten.


  • Artists Gurtenfestival 1991–2012 1
    • 1991 1.1
    • 1992 1.2
    • 1993 1.3
    • 1994 1.4
    • 1995 1.5
    • 1996 1.6
    • 1997 1.7
    • 1998 1.8
    • 1999 1.9
    • 2000 1.10
    • 2001 1.11
    • 2002 1.12
    • 2003 1.13
    • 2004 1.14
    • 2005 1.15
    • 2006 1.16
    • 2007 1.17
    • 2008 1.18
    • 2009 1.19
    • 2010 1.20
    • 2011 1.21
    • 2012 1.22
  • Gallery 2
  • External links 3

Artists Gurtenfestival 1991–2012


Nazareth, Donovan, Ralph McTell, Flying Pickets, Konstantin Wecker


(July 4 - July 5): Little Village feat. Ry Cooder, Gipsy Kings, The Pogues, Los Lobos, Nick Lowe, Tower Of Power


(July 16 - July 18): Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Héroes del silencio, Vaya Con Dios, Alannah Myles, The Blues Brothers Band, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Angélique Kidjo, The Fallen Angels, Daniel Lanois


(July 15 - July 17): UB40, INXS, Jethro Tull, Elvis Costello, Al Green, Marla Glen, Dr. John, John Mayall, Candy Dulfer, Milton Nascimento, Incognito, Sens Unik, Züri West


(July 14 - July 16): The Cure, Zucchero, The Cranberries, The Mission, Ben Harper, Jeff Buckley, Public Enemy, Incognito, Zap Mama, Robben Ford


(July 19 - July 21): Die Toten Hosen, Björk, Nick Cave with Kylie Minogue & PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, Clawfinger, Coolio, Jovanotti, House of Pain, Skunk Anansie, Massive Attack, Die Fantastischen Vier, Jimmy Cliff, Fettes Brot, Galliano, Keziah Jones


(July 18 - July 20): Neneh Cherry, Spin Doctors, Simple Minds, Faithless, Run DMC, De La Soul, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Isaac Hayes, David Byrne, Element Of Crime, Erasure, Shaggy, Youssou N’Dour, Ismael Lo, Taj Mahal, Noir Désir, Apocalyptica, Articolo 31, Bürger Lars Dietrich & Stefan Raab


(July 17 - July 19): Portishead, Rammstein, Sinéad O'Connor, Herbert Grönemeyer, Chumbawamba, Asian Dub Foundation, Moby, The Corrs, Jestofunk, Therapy?, Bobby Byrd, Tito & Tarantula, Tito Puente & Arturo Sandoval


(July 16 - July 18): Skunk Anansie, Faithless, Die Fantastischen Vier, UB40, Keziah Jones, Tricky, Bloodhound Gang, Jonny Lang, Everlast, Alliance Ethnik, Björn Again, Gölä, Züri West, Patent Ochsner, Subzonic, Lovebugs


(July 14 - July 16): Pet Shop Boys, Iggy Pop, All Saints, Moby, HIM, Moloko, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power, Angélique Kidjo, Guano Apes, Asian Dub Foundation, Orishas, Ani DiFranco, The Wailers, Alpha Blondy, Laurent Garnier, Lunik


(July 13 - July 15): Manu Chao, Erykah Badu, Morcheeba, Die Ärzte, PJ Harvey, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Saint Germain, Motörhead, Incognito, Khaled, Thomas D, Kool & The Gang, The Young Gods, Pink Martini, Die Happy, Ska-P


(July 19 - July 21): Oasis, Die Toten Hosen, Jovanotti, Air, Lamb, Gotan Project, Beverley Knight, Jarabe de Palo, Bebel Gilberto, Chaka Khan, Seeed, The Charlatans, Gentleman, Ska-P, Sister Sledge, Bauchklang, Züri West, Patent Ochsner, Skaladdin, Stiller Has, Favez


(July 18 - July 20): Massive Attack, Alanis Morissette, Die Fantastischen Vier, Skin, Tricky, Moloko, Asian Dub Foundation, Open Season, The Skatalites, Orishas, Lovebugs, Saybia, Starsailor, Farin Urlaub Racing Team, Röyksopp, Jimmy Cliff, Stress & Band, Danko Jones, The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, Elvis Spectacular, Anouk


(July 15 - July 18): Placebo, Ozomatli, Julian Marley, Ska-P, Seeed, 2Raumwohnung, Mando Diao, Danko Jones, Die Happy, Millencolin, Vive La Fête, The Streets, Kosheen, Panteón Rococó, Spearhead, Monster Magnet, Stephan Eicher, Nena, Myslovitz, IAM, Lunik, Plüsch, Die Ärzte, Sportfreunde Stiller, Wir sind Helden, Cameo, Nguru, Züri West


(July 14 - July 17): Adam Green, Athlete, Baze & Guests, Beatsteaks, Desorden Publico, Dizzee Rascal, Farin Urlaub Racing Team, Frank Popp Ensemble, Gentleman & the Far East Band, Jovanotti, Juli, Karamelo Santo, Louie Vega and his Elements of Live, Lovebugs, Mando Diao, Mich Gerber, Miss Kittin, Open Season, Patent Ochsner, Patrice, Roots Manuva, Sektion Kuchikäschtli, Silbermond, Söhne Mannheims, Stress, Sum 41, Texas, The Brand New Heavies, The Chemical Brothers, The Hives, The Prodigy, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, US3, Within Temptation


(July 13 - July 16): James Blunt, Billy Idol, Xavier Naidoo, Manu Chao, David Gray, Kaizers Orchestra, The Sounds, Danko Jones, Wir sind Helden, Editors, Mattafix, Coldcut, Bela B., Jamie Cullum, Sportfreunde Stiller, Laurent Garnier & Bugge Wesseltoft, Fettes Brot, William White, We Are Scientists, Phoenix, Stiller Has, Culcha Candela, Breitbild, Gogol Bordello, Joy Denalane, Flogging Molly, Wurzel 5, Skin, Reamonn, Mousse T. & Band


(July 19 - July 22): Bligg & Band, Fiji, Swiss Jazz Orchestra & Friends, Donavon Frankenreiter, Joss Stone, Weyermann, Baze unplugged feat. Secondo, Gustav (German WorldHeritage link), Tomazobi.

The French Hip-Hop group IAM was also scheduled to come, but a few days before the event one of the crew members became ill and so IAM did not make it.


(July 17 - July 20): Culcha Candela, Kaiser Chiefs, The Chemical Brothers, Miss Platinum, Paolo Nutini, HIM, N.E.R.D., John Butler Trio, Ich und Ich, Dada (ante portas), Disco Ensemble, Züri West, Ben Harper, Amy Macdonald, Zappa Plays Zappa, William White, Herbert Grönemeyer, Solomon Burke, The Bosshoss


(July 16 - July 19): The Gaslight Anthem, White Lies, Röyksopp, Blue King Brown, Ska-P, Peter Fox, Stress, Phenomden, Silbermond, Razorlight, Oasis, Tricky, Moonraisers, Glasvegas, Pendulum, Eluveitie, Seven, Patent Ochsner, Travis, Kings of Leon, Juliette Lewis

The Saturday Night headline performance of Oasis was the last concert of the British band in Switzerland before their breakup in August 2009.


(July 15 - July 18): Bad Religion, Empire of the Sun, Babyshambles, An Horse, Blood Red Shoes, Jet, Charlie Winston, Gossip, Faith No More, Editors, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Lunik, Sens Unik, Open Season, John Butler Trio, The Kooks, Groove Armada, Band of Skulls, Biffy Clyro, Stereophonics, Archive, Florence and the Machine, Skunk Anansie, Amy Macdonald, The Parlotones, Milow, Gogol Bordello, Steff la Cheffe, Chocquibtown


(July 14 - July 17): Kate Nash, Brandon Flowers, 2ManyDJs, The Vaccines, Eels, Royal Republic, Glasvegas, Beatsteaks, Kasabian, Underworld, Sophie Hunger, The Streets, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, 77 Bombay Street, The Script, Jamie Cullum, Kaiser Chiefs, Jamiroquai, Pendulum, Christophe Maé, The Ting Tings, Kummerbuben, The National, Beady Eye, Arctic Monkeys, Aloe Blacc


(July 12 - July 15): Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Jan Delay, Züri West, Patent Ochsner, Stress, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Gorillaz Sound System, Digitalism, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Bonaparte, Example, Friendly Fires, Birdy Nam Nam, Leningrad Cowboys, Dick Brave & The Backbeats, Santigold, Parov Stelar Band, Nneka, Xavier Rudd, Dry The River, The Subways, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Boy, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Casper, Kraftklub, Yodelice, Thees Uhlmann, Other Lives, Phenomden


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