From July 20th to 25th 1999

Affiche 1999
  • 5 stages
  • 92 concerts and shows
  • 202,081 spectators
  • 9.10 hectares
  • 3,593 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Antoine Tinguely

The last Festival of the 20th century attracts 202,081 members of the public. People throng to the re-vamped Dome, while others pack the Hall of Mirrors (Palais des Glaces), a new performing space for DJs whose fin de siècle decor throbs to the musical beat of the electronic age. Jacques Higelin pops up unexpectedly at the Crique, whilst Charles Aznavour and Zazie triumph on the main stage. Jan Garbarek's saxophone engages an ethereal dialogue with the voices of the Hilliard Ensemble, as Goran Bregovic, Celia Cruz and Ruben Gonzalez take the audience on a trip to distant shores. This particular edition of the Festival receives the Arthur Award for best European festival in March 2000.


22 Pistepirkko, Alain Lamontagne, Alegria Sisters, Alliance Ethnik, Armens, Badmarsh & Shri, Bams, Ben Harper, Bloque, Bryan Adams, Capella Dumka, Carlinhos Brown, Carlos Nunes, Celia Cruz, Cesaria Evora, Charles Aznavour, Cheb Mami, Chien de Cirque, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cie Globe Joker, Cirque de Poche, Cirque en Kit, Cirque en Stock, Cirqule, Clones, Cramique, Der Klang, DJ Anne Air, DJ Chill Pop, DJ Fabio, DJ Lil'Georges, DJ Nat, DJ Nicolas, Dominique A, Duc the Juke, Earthtribe, El Sikameya, Erik Truffaz, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Favez, Femi Anikoulapo Kuti, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Garbage, Goran Bregovic, Gotthard, Heather Nova, I Muvrini, Iggy Pop, Jacques Higelin, Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble, Keziah Jones, Kojak, Lamb, L'Assaut, Le 3e Oeil, Le Biclown Cie, Le Quartet Buccal, Les Arrosés, Les Cousins, Les Désaxés, Les Legroup, Les Frères Taloche, Luciano, Mangu, Matmatah, Orchestra Aragon, P 18, Phil Asher, Pierpoljak, Polar, Popa Chubby, Rae & Christian, Rinôçérôse, Ruben Gonzalez, Sarclo, Shovel, Simply Red, Skirt, State of Bengale, Sttellla, Stephan Eicher, Sub 6, The Gladiators, The Herbaliser, The Hustler, The Primitives, Tryo, Venus, Zachary Richard, Zazie, Zebda, Zita Swoon