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Berner Gurten Festival Ends with Record Audience

The 40th edition of the Berner Gurtenfestival was a success, with 98,500 tickets sold over the five days of the festival. 63,000 different people attended the event, which featured over 150 acts. Headliners included Apache 207, Deichkind, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Rosalía and Die Toten Hosen. The festival was peaceful and the weather was mostly good, with only a short period of hail on the first day. The previous record for attendance was 80,000 tickets sold over four days in 2017. The festival usually lasts four days, but this year it was extended to five days to celebrate the 40th anniversary. However, the organisers have stated that the festival will return to its usual four-day format next year. The next edition of the festival will take place from 17th to 20th July 2024.


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