From July 26th to 29th 1990

Affiche 1990
  • 3 stages
  • 39 concerts and shows
  • 83,992 spectators
  • 4.50 hectares
  • 1,333 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Katia Deshusses

To help people forget the lake, the Asse site is transformed into a veritable fair-ground, with trees, tents and fountains, creating an ad hoc architectural style around the main stage and the two marquees. The public are won over and start to find their bearings. From now on, the festival evolves at an amazing rate, broadening the musical programme to accommodate all musical styles. Miles Davis plays a duet with the stars, and a total audience of 83,992 brings the house down with its applause. The last evening of the festival is washed out by the rain. The concerts on the main stage have to be cancelled and Robert Charlebois takes refuge under the Chapiteau. Paléo is once again in the red.


Alain Bashung, Bob Geldof and the Vegetarians of Love, Bratsch, Carmel, Claude Nougaro, Collège de Cuivres de Suisse Romande, David Broza, Dissidenten, Duncan Dhu, Femi Anikoulapo Kuti, Georges Moustaki, Henri Dès, Hot & Neon, Irakere, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Kid Pharaon and the Mercenaries, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Le Soldat Inconnu, Les Sardines, Massimo Rocchi, Miles Davis, Mod On, Mummenschanz, Najma, Otis Grand and the Dance Kings, Percossa, Robert Charlebois, Robitaille Contour, Salif Keita, Sarclo, Something Happens, Sttellla, The Gang, The Learned, The Stranglers, The Young Gods, Urban Dance Squad, Xavier Lacouture