From July 24th to 29th 2001

Affiche 2001
  • 5 stages
  • 96 concerts and shows
  • 198,000 spectators
  • 10.30 hectares
  • 3,450 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Virginie Antonin

Almost 200,000 people enjoyed 100 concerts over six sell-out evenings at the 21st century's first festival. Texas opened proceedings, and the 2001 edition closed in explosive style with the much-awaited (and appreciated) appearance of Manu Chao. The main stage, equipped for the first time with giant video screens, played host to a number of memorable performances from artist such as Lynda Lemay, Henri Salvador, Placebo, Pascal Obispo, Vanessa Paradis and Pulp, to mention but a few. The Chapiteau was transformed into a veritable dancehall for the concerts of Kool & the Gang and St-Germain, and then into a musical magic carpet, whisking the audience away on a journey from India to Spain with Le Temps des Gitans. Under the canvas sky of the Dome – designated as the festival's world music venue – the week turned into a journey of rhythms and melodies, from Tuva (Huun-Huur-Tu) to Angola (Bonga), with halts in Spain (Tonino Carotone), Benin (Julien Jacob) and India (Baul Bishwa). The Club Tent, which had undergone something of a facelift for this 26th edition, was the scene of numerous musical discoveries early in the evening, and then turned into the rendezvous for electronic music lovers as night fell. Tom McRae, Natalia M King, Le Peuple de l'Herbe and Snooze all received the public's accolade. For the first time this year access to the campsite, though still free of charge, was limited to those with tickets or festival passes.


Cie 2 rien merci, Amon Tobin, Aqua Bassino, Arc en Cirque, Ash, Auprès de ma Blonde, Baul Bishwa, Ben Harper, Black Uhuru, Bollywood Brass Band, Bonga, Cachaito Lopez, Chewy, Choeur Pro-Arte, Cie du Petit Monsieur, Cie Fireman, Cie Pas en Rond, Cie Saupalin, Claude Nougaro, Cocoloco, Dada (ante portas), Daniel Hélin, Daniela Mercury, De Palmas, Decomposed Subsonic, Demilliac, Disiz La Peste, Esma Redzepova (feat. by Le Temps des Gitans), Fanfare Ciocarlia (feat.by Le Temps des Gitans), Firewater, Fonky Family, Freeform, Geoffrey Oryema, Georgina, Hector Protector, Henri Salvador, Huun-Huur-Tu, Java, John Hammond, Joi, Jori Hulkkonen, Julien Jacob, K2R Riddim, Kelis, Kool & The Gang, La Révolte des Petits, La Ripaille à Son, Le Peuple de l'Herbe, Le Temps des Gitans, Les Enfants du Placard, Les Exportés, Les Extensibles, Les Frères Rama, Les Sanglés, Llorca, Los Gitanos de Jerez (feat.by Le Temps des Gitans), Lynda Lemay, Maceo Parker, Maharaja (feat. by Le Temps des Gitans), Manu Chao, Marcel & son Orchestre, Marcio Faraco, Mickey 3D, Mobile in Motion, Natalia M. King, North Mississippi All Stars, Pascal Obispo, Pelouse Brothers, Placebo, Princesses Peluches, Pulp, Rachid Taha, Ray Lema, Red Snapper, Ricardo Villalobos, Rosebud, Sainkho Namtchylak, Shakedown, Sinner dc, Snooze, Souad Massi, St-Germain, Suzana Baca, Taraf de Haïdouks (feat. by Le Temps des Gitans), TchÀpacirk, Teofilo Chantre, Texas, The Young Gods, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Tobi Neumann, Tom McRae, Tonino Carotone, Troublemakers, Uncommonmenfrommars, Vanessa Paradis, Zorg