Artists from throughout the region promise a day full of variety: alphorns, brass bands, choirs, dance, bell-ringing, rock, jazz, readings, improvisation, stories…

SCENE DU RIVAGE.

11h00 : Fête Multiculturelle

Vevey’s Fête Multiculturelle has taken place every year for 18 years on the Place Robin. The multicultural festivity celebrates the exceptional diversity of the Riviera region, with communities from virtually every country in the world living alongside the native Swiss population. This exuberant and welcoming event brings them all together, and is open to adults and children alike. The goal: to get to know each other’s cultures better, without prejudice but in a spirit of curiosity, tolerance and acceptance. During this special day of 8 August, the Fête Multiculturelle will present Polynesian dances with the group Mahina Nui, dances from Bathang in Tibet, and Batucada, a style of samba from Brazil.

19h45 : Musique Militaire de Rougemont

The brass band “La Lyre” of Rougemont was founded in 1913 and renamed “Musique Militaire” in 1919. Over the past 100 years, the Musique Militaire de Rougemont has taken part in many concerts and competitions; it continues to take great pride in teaching and encouraging its young players.

23h45 MetalX by the Reminox Cie

METAL X by the company Reminox is a choreographic event by the water’s edge, a twisting together of customs, folklore and countryside. Lasting 30 to 35 minutes, the creation takes place in a metallic set of grids and tubes that contrasts starkly with the natural landscape. At 11.30 pm, a live performance blending music, percussion, dance and acrobatics promises a rhythmic and sensual entertainment of captivating modern beauty. A modern and aesthetic show !

SCENE DU MONDE.

11h00 : Le Narcisse

Le Narcisse is a folklore group from Montreux founded on 16 June 1931 with the goal of preserving the music and dance traditions of Montreux and promoting the wearing of the town’s Vaud-style costume.
Our group consists of 20 active members, singers and dancers alike.

11h30 : Lè Végnolan

The folklore group Lè Végnolan was founded in 1919. “Végnolan” is Vaud dialect for the French “vignerons”, or winemakers. This highly active society based in La Tour-de-Peilz consists of singers and dancers in Vaud costume who meet to preserve the customs and traditions of Vaud and Switzerland – and have the pleasure of sharing them on cultural exchanges throughout the world .

12h00 : Chorale de St-Légier

The Chorale de Saint-Légier is a mixed choir, founded in 2003, which draws on the traditional repertoire of choral music and harmonised song of various countries.

13h00 : Fanfare du Mont-Pélerin

The Fanfare du Mont-Pèlerin brings together the brass bands of Chardonne-Jongny, Puidoux and Les Monts-de-Corsier for the duration of a summer. The combined ensemble is taking part in the three processions of the Fête des Vignerons as well as various events in the region, notably in each of the relevant municipalities and on the special day dedicated to the Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut.

14h00 : Alphorngruppe du Pays-d'Enhaut

The Pays-d’Enhaut alphorn group bears a hybrid French/German name because the players come not only from the French-speaking Pays-d’Enhaut but also from the German-speaking Saanenland region and from Spiez. The group comprises 7 alphorn players, mostly women; the repertoire consists of traditional Swiss music.

15h00 : Echo de Corjon Brass Band

The Echo de Corjon brass band was founded in 1910, taking its name from a peak overlooking the village of Rossinière. More than 100 years later, the band is as active as ever, thanks to generations of “Petolets” (as locals are known) proud to maintain local musical traditions. The band has won Vaud brass band championships several times, and today comprises 35 musicians and 24 juniors – 12% of the village’s population.

16h00 : Ecole de Danse Michèle Lambert

The Michèle Lambert dance school (EDML) was founded in 1976 and has been a focus for dance in La Tour-de-Peilz for 43 years. We teach classical ballet, jazz ballet, hip-hop and a course called “Danse ta différence” – “Dance your difference” – for children with behavioural problems.
The “Atelier EDML” group is regularly booked to perform at a variety of shows outside the school. Please find further information at www.edml.ch.

16h30 : Mark Kelly

Folk, blues, reggae and soul – the ex-kid from Manchester, now based in Vevey, can do it all. Named “Best Act Romandie” at the Swiss Music Awards 2017, Mark Kelly has a wonderfully magnetic voice that takes flight in an acoustic setting. A dreamer, seeker and stage monster who crafts powerful melodies and sings from the heart, Kelly surfs on a wave of contagious coolness: a performance of sweat, grace and freedom.

18h00 : Fanny Leeb

The singer, songwriter and pianist Fanny Leeb was born in Paris on 9 June 1986. After musical studies in the United States, she settled in Switzerland and self-released the album Travel in 2013. For 5 years, she performed at ever-larger venues and various festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2018, encouraged by Quincy Jones, Fanny left for Los Angeles, where she composed new titles that appear in her new album, Heroes. Pop structure and rock orchestration combine with soul influences and trip-hop textures to create an album that takes flight in exhilarating style.

20h00 : Les Fils du Facteur

“The postman’s sons” are a duo formed 6 years ago: Sacha Maffli and Emilien Colin, who perform just about anywhere. Bars, clubs, in the street, at festivals: the location barely matters. Their lyrics tell stories, have fun, protest and ask questions; their songs are often funny and festive, sometimes melancholy, but never too serious. Performances are fresh, spontaneous and incredibly energetic. Their music has its roots in “tradition-al” acoustic French chanson, freshened up with touches of more contemporary pop.

22h00 : Sonalp

Sonalp combines musical traditions of the Swiss Alps with those of other peoples, drawing on contemporary sounds and rhythms.
The 6 musicians of Sonalp take inspiration from a wide range of instruments and techniques, blending yodelling and didgeridoo (in an alphorn!), hang, violin, accordion, bass guitar, keyboards, sampling and guitar. Bells, African drums and drum kits interact to create a powerful rhythmic backdrop.

TERRASSE ST-MARTIN.

11h00 & 15h00 : Académie suisse de Cor des Alpes

Founded in 1998, the Alphorn Academy of Switzerland aims to delight the senses of all who enjoy traditional music through the timeless sound of this unique instrument.
The AAS has about 100 members, and offers them weekly rehearsals in Villeneuve, Villars-Ste-Croix, Mies and Corpataux.

12h45 : Club des Sonneurs du Pays-d'Enhaut

The Pays-d’Enhaut bell-ringers’ club was founded in 1994 and has more than 30 active members, male and female. Each member, dressed in traditional costume, rings a bell known as a “Sonnaille” weighing about 12 kg. Each bell is personal, often personalised by its owner: a symbolic folklore artefact with great sentimental value.

14h00 : Ecole de danse Neptune

The Vice Versa troupe from the Neptune dance school in Vevey. The troupe is formed of 9 dance-loving girls choreographed by Marion Halil, teacher of contemporary fusion dance at Neptune. Their magical, wild and captivating world and their spellbinding technique and expression will bring a big smile to your face! We are hoping to see you here!

16h00 : Fanfare du Mont-Pélerin

The Fanfare du Mont-Pèlerin brings together the brass bands of Chardonne-Jongny, Puidoux and Les Monts-de-Corsier for the duration of a summer. The combined ensemble is taking part in the three processions of the Fête des Vignerons as well as various events in the region, notably in each of the relevant municipalities and on the special day dedicated to the Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut.

HOTEL DE VILLE.

12h15 : Trio Cor des Alpes En Moille-Saulaz

Named after En Moille-Saulaz, a location in the municipality of Corsier-sur-Vevey, this alphorn trio was founded in 2015 by Pascal Michel, Jacques Taverney and Christofer Borloz. Why this name? Because each of us has a link to this place (home, garden…). The trio plays traditional pieces as well as marches, polkas, waltzes and more.

12h45 : Musée des contes - Contes du Pays-d'Enhaut

Through stories and images, meet a selection of the people and animals,
fantastic and familiar, who inhabit the stories and legends of our region.
They will enchant you and take you across our beautiful world, from the Pléiades to the Moléson!

13h30 : Atelier d'ecriture & 16h00 Lecture Vendanges Poétiques

This workshop, run by Héloïse Pocry of Lémancolie, invites participants to write short texts and then share them at a relaxed and friendly reading. We will draw inspiration from the spirit of the Fête des Vignerons.
Let’s harvest poetry together and drink its words!

14h00 : Association Vaudoise des Ecrivains

Four members of the Vaud writers’ association and a musician conjugate wine and words, inviting you to savour the taste of language and the spirit of the vineyards.
They distillate humour into poetry and give a touch of exoticism to the region of Lavaux. Here, by the Fête des Vignerons, it’s Christmas in the middle of August!

15h00 : Choeur Mixte de l'Etivaz

The L’Etivaz mixed choir currently consists of about 50 male and female singers from the Pays-d’Enhaut, Intyamon and Chablais districts. The group offers a classical sung repertoire.

18h00 : DJ Set LiveInVevey

For 18 years, Live in Vevey has hit all the right notes at the town’s different cultural venues. Founded by Malcolm Braff and Christian Halbritter, the association has organised more than 100 residences and invited some 500 musicians from far and wide.
For this early-evening set, Live in Vevey is showcasing records selected for you by committee members.

ORIENTAL VEVEY.

11h00 - 21h00 : VIFFF

The Vevey International Funny Film Festival invites you to 4 days of cinematic laughter from 24 to 27 October 2019. In anticipation, enjoy a humour-filled break at the Oriental on 8 August. The programme: 11 am to 8 pm: tastings, a competition and screenings of short films.

15h00 : Ecole de Danse Michèle Lambert

The Michèle Lambert dance school (EDML) was founded in 1976 and has been a focus for dance in La Tour-de-Peilz for 43 years. We teach classical ballet, jazz ballet, hip-hop and a course called “Danse ta différence” – “Dance your difference” – for children with behavioural problems.
The “Atelier EDML” group is regularly booked to perform at a variety of shows outside the school. Please find further information at www.edml.ch.

9 pm: Sideways

Wine-flavoured comedy “Sideways” (113 min – USA, 2004, original version with French subtitles).

IN THE STREETS.

14h00 - 16h00 : Fifres et Tambours Montreusiens

The “Montreux fifes and drums” were founded exactly 100 years ago in 1919, and play music in the Basel style. Their costumes are those of the winter troops from the 1955 Fête des Vignerons, with belts in Montreux colours – previously, they were in the Vaud colours of green and white.

15h00 - 16h00 : Ecole de danse Neptune

The Vice Versa troupe from the Neptune dance school in Vevey. The troupe is formed of 9 dance-loving girls choreographed by Marion Halil, teacher of contemporary fusion dance at Neptune. Their magical, wild and captivating world and their spellbinding technique and expression will bring a big smile to your face! We are hoping to see you here!

15h00 - 16h00 & 17h30 - 18h00 : Club des Sonneurs du Pays-d'Enhaut

The Pays-d’Enhaut bell-ringers’ club was founded in 1994 and has more than 30 active members, male and female. Each member, dressed in traditional costume, rings a bell known as a “Sonnaille” weighing about 12 kg. Each bell is personal, often personalised by its owner: a symbolic folklore artefact with great sentimental value.

16h00 - 17h00 : Trio Cor des Alpes En Moille-Saulaz

Named after En Moille-Saulaz, a location in the municipality of Corsier-sur-Vevey, this alphorn trio was founded in 2015 by Pascal Michel, Jacques Taverney and Christofer Borloz. Why this name? Because each of us has a link to this place (home, garden…). The trio plays traditional pieces as well as marches, polkas, waltzes and more.

17h00 - 18h00 : Alphorngruppe du Pays-d'Enhaut

The Pays-d’Enhaut alphorn group bears a hybrid French/German name because the players come not only from the French-speaking Pays-d’Enhaut but also from the German-speaking Saanenland region and from Spiez. The group comprises 7 alphorn players, mostly women; the repertoire consists of traditional Swiss music.

AND MORE…

11h00 - 12h00 : Impro Riviera Events

The IRE collective specialises in improvisational theatre and close interaction with the public. On this occasion, the group’s actors are taking on the role of the angels in A Day in Paradise, and will guide and accompany participants all along the route in a fun and mischievous way.

11h00 - 18h00 : Jardin d'Eden Itinérant

Based in Vevey, Clown To Care is an association of clowns with special training who aim to improve the quality of life in palliative care institutions among patients and those around them. Walking through the alleys of Vevey, we would like to give everyone a little care in a kindly and clownish atmosphere.

11h00 - 17h00 : Jazz Macadam

Poste #1: Macadam Jazz Band The Macadam Jazz Band was founded in 2005 by four jazz enthusiasts to play in the trains of the Montreux Jazz Festival, on paddle steamers on the Mississippi and on Lake Geneva, and above all playing acoustically, out and about – as well as at various jazz clubs and festivals. Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet numbers will of course feature along with other lesser known pieces including blues, swing, creole and even Charleston!

11h00 - 17h00 : Circus School

Poste #4: For more than 25 years, the International Street Artists Festival has brought thrills and laughter to the Old Town and its heart, the Place Scanavin, each summer just before the end of the school holidays. For this 8 August, the Méli-Mélo circus school offers everyone the chance to learn some circus skills in order to be ready for the festival weekend of 23–25 August 2019.

11h00 - 17h00 : Outdoor games

Poste #4: The Swiss Museum of Games welcomes families to the Parc du Panorama from 11 am to 5 pm to discover or rediscover games of skill: skittles, hoops and more…

11h00 - 17h00 Chlorophylle the forest elve

Poste #6: Welcome to the magical world of Chlorophylle: half clown, half woodland creature, this quirky fairy talks with birds, clouds and stones… She invites you to open your eyes, heart and ears to appreciate the wonders of nature – even those hidden in the city.

11h - 14h - 16h - 18h : Photo Workshops

Take your portrait in the style of the 19th Century!
This photographic workshop will encourage children aged 6 to 12 to familiarise themselves with the photographic techniques of the 19th Century and to learn how to develop their own pictures. Booking required.