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  11 April 2008  

Balelec Festival 2008 in Switzerland


The 28th Balelec Festival which attracts every year 13,000 people will take place from May 16th to May 20th, 2008 on the EPFL campus of Lausanne in Switzerland. 27 concerts, artistic shows and meetings with associations are scheduled. The festival location has moved for comfort and security purposes.

Caring as always for the environment, the Balelec Festival stands by the promotion measures developed over the last years. For example the crockery used will be compostable, pocket ashtrays will be free and flyers were printed on recyclable paper. The Balelec Festival was the first Switzerland festival to get the ISO 14001 certification. This is the result of a successful cooperation with the EPFL.

The Balelec Festival encourages festival-goers to use public transports to reach the festival location. If you buy from 7:00 pm a one-way ticket covering the Mobilis areas 11 and 12, you will be refunded and the metro M1 will be in free service all night long from midnight, upon presentation of the festival tickets. Many shuttles will be available towards the Lausanne region and French-speaking Switzerland cities.

Get ready for a diversified programming and lively concerts. International and local artists will blow the seven stages up offering French song, East European music, rock and raggae.

The programme

Grande Scène (Grand Stage)
Aloan (electro-pop / trip hop) Switzerland
Anti-Flag (punk) USA
Sinsemilia (reggae) France
La Phaze (drum n’bass) France

La scène Azimut (Azimut Stage)
Mosquito (reggae) Switzerland
Root’Secours (reggae roots) France
X Makeena (hip hop / drum n’bass) France
Punish Yourself (electro-Metal) France

La Scène du Monde (World Stage)
Emzel Cafe (gypsy jazz) France
Palinka (gypsy jazz) France
La caravane Electro (gypsy music / electro) France

La Scène Sat (Sat Stage)
Tremplin : Zazimuts Switzerland
Popiché (all-style brass-band) France
Les Legroup (brass-band) Switzerland
Gypsy Sound System (brass band / gypsy music) Switzerland

La Scène Diago (Diago Stage)
Push hit up (funk-soul) Switzerland
Patatas Chipas Club (hip hop / groove) Switzerland
Kid Chocolat (electro) Switzerland
Adriano Alberti (pop-electro / house) Switzerland

Massimo Stefanelli (electro) Switzerland
Divinity (minimal techno-electro) Switzerland
Misstress Barbara (drummy funky techno) Canada

la Scène Squatt (Squatt Stage)
Ska Nerfs (ska) Switzerland
Todos Destinos (ska-punk) Switzerland
Polymorph Instrumental Project (ska / jazz / rock) Switzerland
D-Gens-T (reggae / French song) Switzerland

Les Nomades (Nomads)
Wizards, wading birds, jugglers, acrobats and fire-eaters are waiting for you...

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