In the end, the organisers found of course spare stage lighting and managed to turn the first ever and every subsequent Gurten Festival into a real success. Today, the music event lasts for four days, is professionally organised and enthralls festivalgoers with a main stage, dance tents and a forest stage. The latter has developed into a platform for aspiring young artists from Switzerland. The festival takes place on Bern’s local mountain, the Gurten. It can easily be reached by foot or by using the Gurten funicular. The trip to the festival is a highlight in itself.