From July 21st to 26th 1998

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  • 5 stages
  • 82 concerts and shows
  • 200,102 spectators
  • 9.10 hectares
  • 3,493 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Joachim Meyer

The festival passes the two million mark in audience figures since its creation, and hosts a 23rd edition which sees 200,102 people passing through the turn-stiles and four evenings sold-out. For the first time since it moved to the Asse site, the Festival passed off without a single drop of rain falling. It is so dry that the dust becomes a rather unwelcome surprise guest. The Festival's stages play host to more than 100 concerts in six days, including Kodo, Charles Trenet and the Nyon premières of Prodigy, Portishead, Herbie Hancock, Afro-Cuban All Stars and Louise Attaque.





Afro-Cuban All Stars, Alabina, Alan Stivell, Alenko, Bambi Cruz, Bayete, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Björn Again, Charles Trenet, Cie Albedo, Cie Artus, Cie Dynamogène, Claude Nougaro, Coco Robicheaux, Crank, Denez Prigent, L'ensemble Al-Kindi, Dick Annegarn, DJ Dez, DJ Eric Borgo, Dolly, Dubmatique, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Ensemble Vocal & Instrumental de Lausanne, Faudel, Genre de Cirque, Habib Koite, Happy Stars Headrilliaz, Herbie Hancock, IAM, Jay-Jay Johanson, Jean-Louis Aubert, Joe Cocker, Julien Clerc, Knut & Silvy, Kocani Orkestar, K's Choice, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Le Bel Hubert, Les Costards, Les Indécis, Les Flying Brothers, Les Tambours De Brazza, Les Tambours de Kodô, Les Têtes Raides, Les Trompes Banda Linda, Lhasa, Lili Fatale, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lola, Louise Attaque, -M-, Marcus Miller, Massilia Sound System, Max Pashm, MC Solaar, Mich Gerber, Minus 8, Musafir - Les Gitans Du Rajasthan, Mxd, Natacha Atlas, Oxyde de cuivre, Pascal Rinaldi, Passi, Patricia Kaas, Pills, Portishead, Prodigy, RUN DMC, Rythmes Digitales, Sinsemilia, Sinclair, Sinner dc, Sixteen Horsepower, Spook & The Guay, Stéphane Blok, Stereophonics, Steve Waring, The Bootleg Beatles, The Wailers, Yann Tiersen, Yuri Buenaventura