From July 23rd to 26th 1987

Affiche 1987
  • 2 stages
  • 39 concerts and shows
  • 70,000 spectators
  • 3.00 hectares
  • 857 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Alain Weber

The Beach Boys play in torrential rain, Status Quo and Gilberto Gil are part of the line-up, Chuck Berry sings Johnny B Goode on the main stage, and a crowd of 70,000 turn up during the week The result is a 200,000 Swiss franc deficit, and no let up in the war of nerves with the site owner. Meanwhile, Leysin Festival turns up as a surprise competitor.



Bob Brozman, Carmel, Chanson Plus Bifluorée, Cheb Kader, Chris Thomas, Chuck Berry, Dédé Saint-Prix, Edgar Ravahatra, Gilberto Gil, Hillbilly Train, Jumbo String Band, Kassav, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, La Sonora, Léchot & Pillard, Les Funambules, Les Maniacs, Les Quatre Bulles, Luiz Melodia, Maurane, Maxine Howard, Mint Juleps, Monkey's Touch, Nemesis, Patricia Lai, Paul Piché, Roberto & Basta, Rockstalgy, Staquette & Fléchette, Status Quo, Steel Pulse, Sue & les Salamandres, The Beach Boys, The Blow Monkeys, The Nits, The Pogues, The Snob's, The Stars of Faith, Wild Ones