The program includes more than 60 live acts and 60 DJs representing the pop, rock, punk, electro, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, country, singer-songwriter and blues genres. In addition to bands from all over the world, the festival also features famous Swiss musicians. The Waldbühne is reserved for the crème de la crème of the Swiss music scene.
Indeed, the trip itself proves just how different this festival is. Because the only way to get up the Gurten is on a funicular called the Gurtenbahn – that is, unless you're especially athletic and prefer to make the climb on foot.