Peter Gabriel, Garou, Pascal Obispo, Muse and Eros Ramazzotti will be appearing during the 29th edition of the Palo Festival Nyon, from 20 to 25 July 2004. While rock, pop and French songs will occupy a large part of the bill, other kinds of music will be playing throughout an enlarged Village du Monde, dedicated to Latin America.
The Village du Monde pays homage to the South American continent with its diversity and mixture of races. First to appear, exuding the warmth of Cuba, will be the singer Eliades Ochoa, one of the voices from the "Buena Vista Social Club".
Next will follow the Mexican atmosphere produced particularly by the young Mexican-Canadian female singer, Lhasa. Two living legends of the salsa: the Venezuelan Oscar D'Leon and the rhythm specialist of Latin jazz, Orlando Poleo, will be there.
A reflection of the whole continent, Brazil will take its turn with Lenine and Dj Dolores, representing a new generation of mixed-race musicians. This trip will end in Argentina with, among others, the rhythms of the drummer, Minino Garay.
The festivals opening night, Tuesday 20 July, with "Texas, Patti Smith and The Charlatans" conserves its festive, pop, rock and decidedly British character. Seventeen concerts will be on offer, with notably the pop melodies of Starsailor, the Nits and Girls in Hawai, as well as the vintage rock of Kings of Leon and the very British melodies of And Also The Trees.
More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the 120 concerts and shows planned for the six stages.