From July 20th to 25th 2004

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  • 6 stages
  • 120 concerts and shows
  • 210,000 spectators
  • 14.85 hectares
  • 3,662 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Happypets Products: Violène Pont, Patrick Monnier, Cédric Henn

Sold out in barely seven days, the 29th Paléo Festival Nyon was a celebration of creative innovation. An additional two hectares to the Festival site, a slightly increased audience capacity (up from 200,000 to 210,000), the creation of some new relaxation zones, the introduction of fine arts and the new print-at-home electronic ticketing service were amongst the most significant innovations and improvements at the 2004 edition. Stage side, Patti Smith, Texas, Peter Gabriel, -M-, Cali, Muse, Dionysos, Garou, The Darkness, Jamel, Eros Ramazzotti all left their mark on this year's event with some great musical moments, and this in spite of some rather capricious weather and the cancellation of David Bowie's concert. Over at the Village du Monde artists such as Lhasa and Raul Paz paid a vibrant homage to the diversity of Latin American music, the special guest at this 2004 edition.


A Season Drive, Alain Bashung, An Pierle, And also the Trees, As Dragon, Astrid Hadad, Barbara Luna, Barto, Bertrude Bartok, Buck 65, Cali, Capleton, Cardinal Véronique, Cie Colbock, Cie Crétonart, Cie Latitude, Cie MicMac, Cie Progeniture, Cie Saupalin, Clotaire K, Cox, Dave the Hustler, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Diam's, Dionysos, DJ Agoria, DJ C-Novis, DJ Crowdpleaser, DJ Dolores, DJ H, DJ K1, DJ St-Plomb, DJ Tchek, DJ Tiefschwarz, DJ Walta Rich, Eliades Ochoa, Emilie Simon, Enhancer, Eros Ramazzotti, Feedback, Francois Vé, Freestylers, G.R.E.S Unidos, Garou, Georges Moustaki, Girls in Hawaii, Heritage of Batata, Horace Andy, I Monster, IAM, Ilene Barnes, Illford, Jacques Higelin, Jamait, Jamel Debbouze, Jérémie Kisling, Julieta Lopez-Abrar, Kandyss, Kings of Leon, La Compagnie D'Ailleurs, La Puce qui R'nifle, Le Fil à Monique, Lenine, Les Biscômes, Les Hurlements d'Léo, Les Têtes Raides, Lhasa, Lucy Acevedo, Lunik, -M-, Magicrays, Mazalda, Orchestre à Dansoir, Melatonin, Minino Garay, Miossec, Moonraisers, Muse, Myslovitz, N&SK, Natural Session, Nau De Ícaros, Nayra Pacha, Neg'Marrons, Nosfell, Olivia Ruiz, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orlando Poleo, Oscar d'Leon, Panteón Rococó, Pascal Obispo, Patti Smith, Peter Gabriel, Petrona Martinez, Plenty Enuff, Quetzal, Raul Paz, Robert Charlebois, Rude Music Selection, Silverio Pessoa, Starsailor, Stephan Eicher, Stevans, Still Angry, Svinkels, Tafta, Tania Libertad, Tété, Texas, The Cat Empire, The Charlatans, The Darkness, The Nits, The Sad Riders & Pendleton, Thomas Fersen, Trio Mocoto, Troublemakers, TTC, Veintevaros Produccions & Banderlux, Water Lily, William Vivanco