The OpenAir St.Gallen is one of the oldest outdoor festivals in Switzerland. It’s close to the city and it’s the second biggest festival in the German part of the country (30’000 capacity per day).
The Open Air St. Gallen festival is the biggest and oldest outdoor festival in Switzerland.
Open Air St. Gallen is an annual music festival held near the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Founded in 1977, it is one of Switzerland’s biggest and longest-running open air festivals. It is attended by more than 110,000 people each year. The first OpenAir takes place on the Ätschberg in Abtwil 1977. and attracts 2048 visitors. 13 bands play, amongst them all notable Swiss groups including Krokus, which years later become the internationally most successful Swiss rock band of all times. After a power blackout due to bad weather Toni Vescoli and Alexis Korner save the night by playing with a battery operated small cabinet for a tightly bunched audience.
The 2016, again the festival is sold out at the beginning of the year. For the 40th anniversary the OpenAir St.Gallen and its visitors are given the best of presents: the headliners Radiohead and Mumford & Sons, a great fireworks show and a new festival zone with street arts, street food and charming decoration elements.