Oasis and many more for the Gurten

Kings of Leon among first confirmations

Oasis and many more for the Gurten

Photographer: Bob Rose18 March 2009

The festival kicks off with a memorable Thursday headed by Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand on the main stage with White Lies and Norwegian electro-duo Royksopp in the marquee.

Friday sees hip-hop take over with Swiss favourite Stress and German rapper Sido down to top the bill with the premise of whipping the Gurten crowd into a beat filled frenzy. SKA-P, The Script, Friendly Fires and Ayo also feature.

Things only become more epic over the weekend with mighty brit-poppers Oasis headlining on the Saturday.

The Manchester lads, who play their only Swiss summer show at the festival, are set to be joined by Razorlight and Tricky on the main stage whilst Pendulum usher in the early hours on the marquee stage.

On the fourth and final day Gurten welcomes global chart toppers Kings Of Leon for an exclusive show in Switzerland with Travis and Patent Ochsner also present for the occasion.

Special, high-calibre guests are still to be announced for each day of the event.

Further names including the likes of Dropkick Murphys, The Gaslight Anthem, Eskimo Joe and Gimma, as well as Silbermond, Phenomden and Lovebugs have been confirmed with day by day breakdowns also announced.

Click here for the latest Gurtenfestival line-up.

Gurtenfestival takes place on top of the Gurten, a hill often dubbed as the most enchanting festival site in Switzerland, overlooking the townl of Berne. The event will be held from 16 – 19 July.

A host of ticket options are now available for the festival from one day to four day passes and sleping zone tickets. Prices range from 75CHF to 195CHF.

Click here to browse and buy tickets to Gurtenfestival 2009.

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