From July 22nd to 27th 1997

Affiche 1997
  • 5 stages
  • 80 concerts and shows
  • 200,489 spectators
  • 9.10 hectares
  • 3,266 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Pascal Bolle

Dreadful weather conditions force the Festival organisation to close nearly all the car parks and to adopt special emergency measures - including the spreading of 1200 cubic metres of wood shavings and sawdust - to guarantee the success of the festivities. 200,000 people turn up in Nyon to make it a resounding success. Jane Birkin has a crowd of 25,000 singing La Javanaise. Jamiroquai and Texas triumph under the pouring rain, as does Sinead O'Connor, back in the limelight again.


2 Bal 2 Neg', A und P Theater, Airvag, Al Jarreau, Alex Attias, Anaemia, Audioweb, Baby Bird, BellWald, Blankass, Brico Jardin, Burning Spear, Candye Kane, Cheikh Lô, Choeur et Orchestre de la Radio TV Lettone, Christian Merveille, Cie Aristobulle, Core, Dirty Beatniks, Eddy Mitchell, Farafina, Favez Disciples, Femmouzes T, Gianmaria Testa, Glen of Guinness, Groove Collective, Hank Shizzoe, Hoover, IAM, Isaac Hayes, Jamiroquai, Jane Birkin, Jaune Libre, Jean-Louis Daulne, Jimmy Oihid, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Khadja Nin, Khaled, La Bottine Souriante, Laurence Revey, Leah Andreone, Le Grand Orchestre du Bal, Les Amis du Québec, Les Degrés de Poule, Les Indécis, Lewis Taylor, Litfiba, Mandrax, Mass Hysteria, Mathieu Boogaerts, Maurane, Max & Maurice, Meira Asher, Michael Von Der Heide, Michel Jonasz, Morcheeba, Noa, Noir Désir, Pascal Obispo, Paul Personne, Placebo, Pocheros, Richard Galliano & Catherine Ringer, Sally Nyolo, Shaggy, Shaï No Shaï, Simple Minds, Sinéad O'Connor, Skank, Suzanne Vega, Swandive, Texas, Théâtre de la Toupine, The Divine Comedy, The Primitives, Tito Puente, Transe Express, Useless, Vera Bila & Kale, Zap Mama