« A very good year ! » : these wine taster's words were those chosen by the Festival's director to describe the 2006 edition. With perfect weather as a backdrop, the artists performing at the 2006 Paléo Festival unleashed a musical heat wave on to the Asse site. This year's event was notable for the most rock oriented line up of any in the history of the Festival: The Who, Depeche Mode, Louise Attaque, Ben Harper topped the bill, alongside new discoveries such as The Kooks and Editors. World music and French chanson also produced their favourites. The concerts by Tracy Chapman, Cali, Bénabar, Maxime Le Forestier, Grand Corps Malade and Anaïs were special moments of intense emotion. Over at the Village du Monde, banking on the festive atmosphere of a journey to the East of Europe and the Balkans paid off handsomely. The performances by Goran Bregovic, Gogol Bordello and Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar will remain engraved in the memories of lovers of the genre. With its gypsy caravans and small stage, the heart of the Village was also a forum for encounters and cultural discoveries from elsewhere. The Festival also intensified its ecological policy this year in proving that the slogan Paléo respects the environment was no idle gimmick. There were notable improvements in the field of waste recycling and in public transport services. The implementation of further successful measures will continue over the coming years.