The Open Sky Festival in Huttwil, near Bern, is willing to pay back the expected 12,000 party goers in the event of heavy summer storms – a common plague for open air events in Switzerland.
Organizers said the rain must continue for at least two days to prompt them to pay back. They have promised to pay pay 33 francs ($38) for two days of rain and up to the entire 99 francs ($114) the multiday ticket, if it rains through the whole party.
A note on the festival’s website said that to qualify for the reimbursement, which is only valid in case of a Thursday-Sunday “Weather Protection Guarantee” pass, it must rain a minimum of 11 millimeters per day, from 6 am to 5.59 am the following day.
The weather station in Bern/Zollikofen has the last word on the weather conditions.
The festival, where artists such as Adrian Stern, Stefanie Heinzmann, The Tarantinos and Tinkabelle are scheduled to perform, runs July 7-10, 2011.