Back in 2012, stars from the USA, Canada, and Europe, new and established attractions. True to its promise, the festival provided top entertainment for tens of thousands of visitors.
Trucker- & Countryfestival 2012
One year before the 20th anniversary, Jungfrau World Events GmbH, local organizer planned a trucker festival entitled “A very special weekend.” The program was based on the four areas of trucks, motorcycles, music, and western fun. Over 40,000 visitors were expected for the 19th International Trucker and Country Festival at Interlaken Airport.
Trucks and Bikes
The festival offered many truckers and bikers a fun weekend. And many people would wonder how much do truck drivers make considering the fun and entertainment they can afford. The coveted 1400 parking spaces in the truck mile were primarily guaranteed to long-term participants, writes Jrène Küng, media officer at the festival. Visitors enjoyed the truck mile in the cozy festival shuttle. But the two-wheelers had also enjoyed a lot of attention: In Motorbike Square, bikers experienced a wide range of heavy choppers and classy road machines to many special constructions, so-called custom bikes. There was also a fun park for electric motocross machines provided, Aschi’s biker bar, the motorbike award, and the biker campsite.
Over 30 bands
During the day in the western village with its four outdoor stages as well as in the evening in the large dome tent, over thirty bands and show groups from the USA, Europe, and Switzerland provided a lot of music enjoyment. The program was led by country ladies Tanya Tucker (USA) and Terri Clark (Canada) and audience favorites Bellamy Brothers (USA). The American duo Burns & Poe made the Swiss premiere. The Swiss bands performing in the Westerndorf include Andy Martin, who is celebrating his 25th stage anniversary, the Rodeo Ranchers, The Jacky’s and The Fires.
At present, many musicians look forward to the day of festivals like this. But for now, the world will have to stop and wait due to the spreading virus, COVID-19. And even after this health crisis, will the world see a different kind of music festival?