Dienstag, 20. Juli 1999 — Sonntag, 25. Juli 1999
Paléo Festival Nyon
Nyon, 1260, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 365 10 10
The last Festival of the 20th century attracts 202,081 members of the public. People throng to the re-vamped Dome, while others pack the Hall of Mirrors (Palais des Glaces), a new performing space for DJs whose fin de siècle decor throbs to the musical beat of the electronic age. Jacques Higelin pops up unexpectedly at the Crique, whilst Charles Aznavour and Zazie triumph on the main stage. Jan Garbarek's saxophone engages an ethereal dialogue with the voices of the Hilliard Ensemble, as Goran Bregovic, Celia Cruz and Ruben Gonzalez take the audience on a trip to distant shores. This particular edition of the Festival receives the Arthur Award for best European festival in March 2000.