From July 25th to 30th 2000

Affiche 2000
  • 5 stages
  • 120 concerts and shows
  • 225,000 spectators
  • 9.80 hectares
  • 3,857 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Fonderie Grafix

25th edition. Paléo has become Switzerland's biggest open-air festival, thanks in no small measure to the work of 3,500 staff and the participation of the region. The Festival's bars have always been run by local sports clubs, who keep a proportion of the takings to fund their associations, whilst the suppliers, hotelkeepers and shop owners of the region provide numerous services. Out of this meeting of local folk and an international audience was born a festival which is above all a celebration of music and conviviality. This birthday edition was enjoyed by 225'000 people. Oasis cut short their concert twenty minutes into their set. The french band Noir Desir agreed to replace The Cranberries, which pulled out the Festival. Emotion undoubtedly reached a peak for the unforgettable concert by Buena Vista Social Club. During 6 days (and two special evenings organised before the Festival) the stages and alley ways played host to over 140 performances.


113, Cie 2 rien merci, A Filetta, Airvag, Al Badulake, Alex Attias, Ani DiFranco, Autour de Lucie, Bebeto, Beck, Black Blanc Beur, Bloodhound Gang, Bosco, Bris de Banane, Buena Vista Social Club, Buffo-Amoyal, Buju Banton, Challaäwäiger Engelberg, Chien de Cirque, Choclair, Cie Artus, Colenso, Compay Segundo, Culture, Danyel Waro, Day One, Dego, Dehors La Rue, Dervish, DJ Cam, DJ Dez, DJ Vadim, Elastique Citrique, Emir Kusturica & No Smoking Orchestra, Fazil Say, Felix Da Housecat, Femmouzes T, Hirsute, I Muvrini, Ianeq, Idir, Intik, Jacky Lagger - Les Terrestres Extras -, Jaïpur Kawa Brass Band, Jolly & The Flytrap, Knut & Silvy, La Banda de Santiago, La Familia Valera Miranda, La Grosse Couture, La India, La Ruda Salska, Lenine, Le Quatuor, Les Frères Grumaux, Les Frères TTC, Les Hallu-cinée, Les Indécis, Les Poubelles Boys, Les Rita Mitsouko, Lesserteur, Les Somnifères, Les Tambours de Tokyo, Lili Boniche, London Elektricity, Los Galindos, Louise Attaque, Lunik, -M-, Mamady Keita, Mass Hysteria, Massilia Sound System, Mich Gerber, Michael Mayer, Michael Von Der Heide, Michel Houellebecq, Mickey 3D, Miossec, Miss Kittin, Mister Been & Yannis, Morcheeba, Muse, Noa, Noir Désir, O.Pee, Oasis, Orchestre de Chambre Balte, Orishas, Paris Combo, Pataclique, Patrice, Patrick Bruel, Peeping Tom, Pierre Perret, Pink Martini, Polatronic, Rahzel, Reaz & Axel, Regis Gizavo, Renaud, Rokia Traore, Saez, Saian Supa Crew, Sally Nyolo, Sapho & Gnawas, Sergent Garcia, Ska-P, Stade, Stephan Eicher, Stimmhorn, Subtone Trio, Synchrovision DJ Team, Tété, The Chieftains, Tikiman Live, Tobias Thomas, Véronique Sanson, William Sheller, Yat-Kha, Zebda, Zece Prajini