2007

In spite of a couple of downpours and some generally damp summer weather, the line-up of the 32nd Paléo Festival Nyon turned out to be particularly radiant. Starting on Tuesday with Arctic Monkeys and Muse, a wind of rock music blew for six days, with a few tempestuous gusts from the surrealist Björk, and the likes of Arcade Fire, P!nk, Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation, with a hint of French climes form Renaud and Tryo. King of «stand up» comedy, Gad Elmaleh managed to assemble practically everyone on site - staff included – for THE triumph of the 2007 edition, which ended in style with the wild gypsy punk of Gogol Bordello. Several very promising newcomers also made their impact, including  Inna Crisis, Stuck In The Sound and The Mondrians. A line-up which also had its share of feminine  talent represented by artistes such as Roze, Emily Loizeau and Zazie, not forgetting Natacha Atlas, Malouma and Djura who, in the company of masculine performers such as Rachid Taha, Idir and Tinariwen, brought the Village du Monde to life for this edition dedicated to North Africa. The various special projects, from the pyrotechnic prowess of the Compagnie Carabosse to the calm of the Forêt timide, were all crowned  with  success. A score without a single false note.

Artists

!!!, AaRON, Adam Kesher, Adrienne Pauly, Air, Akli D, Alamo Race Track, Aldebert, Aloan, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Arno, Ayọ, Beat Assailant, Bitty Mc Lean feat. Sly & Robbie, Björk, Brainless, Camp, Cassius, Cataract, Catcha, Chrome, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Compagnie Bris de Banane, Compagnie Colbok, Compagnie Progéniture, Compagnie d’Outre-Rue, Compagnie Scène de Vie, Daby Touré, DJ Moule, Djura, Donavon Frankenreiter, Downless, DuOud, Ecole de cirque Coquino, Eiffel, Emily Loizeau, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne et Orchestre du Festival d’Opéra d’Avenches (direction: Michel Corboz; Solistes: Valério Contaldo, tenor, Rudolf Rosen, basse), Fancy, Funky Rabbit, Gad Elmaleh, Galaxie, Gnaouas Hassan Boussou, Gogol Bordello, Grand Corps Malade, Groundation, Happy St, Hey Hey My My, Hoba Hoba Spirit, Idir, Ill Dubio & Ketepica, Inna Crisis, Izabo, Jean-Louis Murat, Joeystarr, Jonas & le Taxi-Brousse Orchestra, Katel, Kruger, La Ruda, Laurent Voulzy, Les Boukakes, Les Musiciens du Nil, Lynda Lemay, Malouma, Marzoug, Midlake, Muse, MyBand, Naast, Natacha Atlas, Navel, Oxmo Puccino & The Jazzbastards, P!nk, Phare Ponleu Selpak Cirk, Pierre Lapointe, Rachid Taha, Redwood, Renan Luce, Renaud, Reverse Engineering, Rez-Edit, Ridan, Robert Plant and The Strange Sensation, Rose, Rude Music Selection, Sanseverino, Shabani & The Burnin’ Birds, Solange La Frange, Solartones, Soldia Sound, Stress, Stuck In The Sound, Tartit, Theater Irrwish, Theater Mowetz, The Locos, The Mondrians, The Revolutionary Guard, The Young Gods, Thomas VDB, Tinariwen, Toumast, Tryo, Wax Tailor, Zaïla, Zazie, Zion’s Power, Zucchero

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