From July 19th to 24th 2005

Affiche 2005
  • 6 stages
  • 117 concerts and shows
  • 222,000 spectators
  • 14.85 hectares
  • 3,700 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Pascal Bolle - Jean-Marc Humm, La Fonderie

After a spectacular prelude in the town centre of Nyon, the 30th edition turned out to be one of the most successful in the history of the Festival. The décor, strongly influenced by the work submitted by the students from the various sections of the Geneva based HES-SO (High Schools of Western Switzerland), the pyrotechnic installations of the Cie Carabosse and the lighting installations of Romandie Energie, helped create a truly magical atmosphere. On stage, eclecticism was the byword with line-ups as different and as successful as Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anouska, Lenny Kravitz, Jamiroquai, Calogero, Faithless, Franz Ferdinand, Jamie Cullum and the very impressive show  by Rammstein. Some highly emotional moments of discovery were enjoyed during the concerts by Sigur Rós, Juliette, Feist and Babylon Circus. The Village du Monde, bearing the colours of Asia, scored another popular success with the likes of artists such as Mercan Dede, Pascal Of Bollywood and TBT'Cham.


2 Rien Merci, Abraxas, Actaruss 1, Aloan, Asher Selector & Vibes, Babylon Circus, Bernard Lavilliers, Blues Explosion, Calogero, Chakal, Chapeaux Magiques, Cie A Quatre Epingles, Cie d'Outre-Rue, Cie Pas Drôle Salechiffone, Cie Pneû Pnô, Cie Qualité Street, Daniel Darc, Déportivo, DJ Amina, DJ F, DJ Volta, Ensemble Al Kindi Sheikh Habboush, Faithless, Feist, Franz Ferdinand, Fullstop, George Clinton, Goldie Lookin Chain, Gomm, Harambee, Hirsute, Hollywood Porn Stars, Hugues Aufray, Israel Vibration, Jah Man Gang, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Jamie Cullum, Jamiroquai, Jeanne Cherhal, Juliette, K, Kool Shen, Kyo, La Belle Image, La Phaze, Le Trio Joubran, Lenny Kravitz, Les Gitans Dhoad du Rajasthan, Lole, Louis Bertignac, Luke, Makadam Kanibal, Malkit Singh, Mando Diao, Masi 2nd Shape, Mental Onanizm, Mercan Dede, Mickey 3d, Minkus, Orchestre, Choeur et Solistes de l'Opéra d'Avenches, Namusoke, Neïmo, Nikka Costa, Nosfell, Okna Tsahan Zam, Olli & The Bollywood Orchestra, Pascal of Bollywood, Pauline Croze, Pink Martini, Rachid Taha, Rammstein, Ravi Shankar, Ridan, Rinôçérôse, Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, Royal Air Trash, Samael, Scenario Rock, Senses, Sevara Nazarkhan, Shinichi Kinoshita, Sigur Rós, Sinsemilia, Starsailor, Stefie Shock, Stress, Swab, Tafta, TBT'Cham, Télépopmusik, The Departure, The Peacocks, The Posies, The Primitive, The Rabeats, The Raspoutine Smoked Band, The Servant, Théâtre de la Toupine, Tiken Jah Fakoly, TTC, Urban Drum & Bass, Vincent Delerm, Yat-Kha, Zero in on