From July 18th to 23rd 2006

Affiche 2006
  • 6 stages
  • 121 concerts and shows
  • 225,000 spectators
  • 14.85 hectares
  • 3,745 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Ludovic Gabriel

« A very good year ! » : these wine taster's words were those chosen by the Festival's director to describe the 2006  edition. With perfect weather as a backdrop, the artists performing at the 2006 Paléo Festival unleashed a musical heat wave on to the Asse site. This year's event was notable for the most rock oriented line up of any in the history of the Festival: The Who, Depeche Mode, Louise Attaque, Ben Harper topped the bill, alongside new discoveries such as  The Kooks and Editors. World music and French chanson also produced their favourites. The concerts by Tracy Chapman, Cali, Bénabar, Maxime Le Forestier, Grand Corps Malade and Anaïs were special moments of intense emotion. Over at the Village du Monde, banking on the festive atmosphere of a journey to the East of Europe and the Balkans paid off handsomely. The performances by Goran Bregovic, Gogol Bordello and Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar will remain engraved in the memories of lovers of the genre. With its gypsy caravans and small stage, the heart of the Village was also a forum for encounters and cultural discoveries from elsewhere. The Festival also intensified its ecological policy this year in proving that the slogan “Paléo respects the environment” was no idle gimmick. There were notable improvements in the field of waste recycling and in public transport services. The implementation of further successful measures will continue over the coming years.


3 Guys Never In, Amadou & Mariam, Anaïs, Angelite - les voix Bulgares, Arthur H, Bak XIII, Balkan Beat Box, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Ben Ricour, Bénabar. Blown, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Bonzzaj Soundsystem, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Cali, Celyane, Champion, Charlotte Parfois, Cie l'Excuse, Circo de la Sombra, Compagnie d'Outre-Rue, Compagnie Progéniture, Les Cowboys Fringants, Cultural Warriors, Da Silva, The Dandy Warhols, David 5, D-Cage, Depeche Mode, Diam's, Dionysos, Dub Incorporation, Dynamogène, Edit Presents, Editors, Elkee, Escarlata Circus, Esma Redzepova, Fanfaratomik, Fanfare Savale, Feeder, Fleuve Congo, Gogol Bordello, Goldfrapp, Goran Bregovic, Grand Corps Malade, Hateful Monday, Hell's kitchen, High Tone, HushPuppies, Indochine, Infadels, Jack the Ripper, Joseph Arthur, Joseph d'Anvers, Jungle Juice, Katerine, Kill the Young, Kocani Orkestar, The Kooks, Lé Vangle, The Lord of Altamont, Louise Attaque, Lulùxpo, Marc Aymon, Marvin, Maxime le Forestier, Mother Kingdom, Motion Trio, MXD, Novastar, Olivia Ruiz, Orchestre Amadeus de la radio polonaise, Parno Graszt, Pixies, Placebo, Polar, Psy 4 de la Rime, The Rakes, Raphael, Réverbère, Rhésus, Romano Drom, Shout Out Louds, The Spinto Band, Stevans, Superstrings, Taraf de Haïdouks, Théâtre Ebadidon, Three Feet Cat, Tracy Chapman, Les Wampas, Warsaw Village Band, We Are Scientists, The Who, William White, DJ Zebra, Zenzile, Zginga, Ziggy Marley, Zita Swoon