In the 90’s, there was a branch of the Parents Association (APE) in Penthalaz. This association was very active. The school patrols, the supervised studies and the youth room were all born from it. These three activities, although they have evolved over time, are still alive. At the time, several teenagers from Penthalaz had contacted the APE to ask for the opening of a youth room. At the same time, in Cossonay, an Open Air stopped. This is where the idea of a mini-festival was born; the Rock’n’Air, whose profits would be used to finance the first expenses of the local. This first festival had a very favorable echo in the village, it was sunny, it was hot and the success was immediate.
We will remember that the stage was a semi-trailer and that the groups were essentially from the region! With this success, this craze, these ideas which sprang from both sides, this friendship which bound us, we thought that it would be a pity to stop in so good way. And this was the birth of the association La Cool’Hisse.
At the end of 2015, the Venoge Festival became independent. La Cool’Hisse separates from its “baby” to concentrate on other less energy consuming activities. The Venoge People Association is created with some old and new members.
Twenty-five years later, the Venoge Festival is stronger than ever. And the anniversary celebrated in 2019, as well as the previous editions, prove its good health and the powerful link woven with the inhabitants and companies of the entire Gros-de-Vaud and Lausanne region.
In 2022, after 2 years of COVID had prevented any festival of this size from existing, the Venoge is back in Penthaz on a new site 1.3 times larger. It is an edition of all records with 43’000 festival-goers.
The magic always works at the Venoge Festival!
Iggy Pop / Pendulum / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / Seasick Steve / Skip The Use / Steve’n’seagulls / The Last Internationale / The Black Shoe’s Bottom / High 5 / Dylem / Down To The Bunker / Les Toi Toi Du Chant Du
Madness / Kool & The Gang / Alphaville / Emile & Image / JP. Mader & C. Dingler & P. Hernandez / Kid Creole & The Coconuts / The Dire Straits Experience / Dj Murray Mint & The Luvbugs Disco Show / Acoustic Trip / Helmy More Funker’s Band / Wtfunk / Mr W.
Don Diablo / Bakermat / Bob Sinclar / Bon Entendeur / Claptone / Igor Blaska / Joachim Garraud / Faithless Dj Set / Kungs / Mercer / Mosimann / Nora En Pure / Ofenbach / Purple Disco Machine / Synapson / Trinix / El Presidente & Y Compañero / Mavro / Etienne Machine / Djerem / Yad / Assym / Miss Tyk / Philip Morax / Tictactec
Calogero / Hoshi / Julien Clerc / Eagle Eye Cherry / Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra / Klon / Tom Gregory / Tom Grennan / Shana Pearson / Kay Jam / Sophie De Quay / Joya Marleen / Baron.e / Maurice & Morax
Dadju / Vitaa & Slimane / Amel Bent / Berywam / Hatik / Les Petits Chanteurs à La Geule De Bois
Prophets of Rage / Skunk Anansie / The Sisters of Mercy / Silver Dust / Black Tropics / Hey Satan / Bounds Of Silence – Snurfu – Velvetfish
The Jacksons / Bananarama / Sister Sledge / Patrick Juvet / Début de soirée / Gibson Brohters / Dc & The Marvels / Light In Oz / Mice And Minie
Clean Bandit / Lost Frequencies / The Avener / Feder / Klingande / Broken Back / Naya / Igor Blaska / The Broots / Petit Navire / Mario Ferrini
IAM / Dub Inc. / Alice Merton / Diva Faune / Hugo Barriol / Lakevoices / Pat Burgener / Phanee De Pool / Pale Male
Amir / Jenifer / Jérémy Frérot / Le concert de Tchoupi / Cirque Coquino
Amy Macdonald / KT Tunstall / Kadebostany / The Two / Wintershome
Les Stars Des Annees 80 / Village People / The Sugarhill Gang / The Luvbug Disco Show
Shaka Ponk / Sum 41 / Worry Blast / Fensta / Rebel Duck
Parov Stelar / Ofenbach / Magic System / Tibz / Gypsy Sound System Orkestra / Soulflip Orchestra / Frik N Chic
Maitre Gims / Vitaa / Gaetan / Journée Des Familles / Animations
Al Mc Kay’s Earth Wind & Fire Experience / The Original Blues Brother’s Band / Björn Again / Imagination / Gilbert Montagné
The Offspring / The Baseballs / Steve’N’seagulls / Bubble Beatz / Arcadian / Barton
H.F. Thiéfaine Orchestre Symphonique / Deluxe / Les Tambours Du Bronx / Mark Kelly / Tweek / Jo2plainp
Black M / Alvaro Soler / Aliose / Pegasus / Ira May / Fraissinet / Elsandy & Louisa Bey
Tal / Henri Dès / Ridsa / Sonia Grimm / Submarine
Kool & The Gang / Alphaville
Alpha Blondy & The Solar System / Arrested Development / Blitz The Ambassador / Guts / Tom Fire feat. Flavia Coelho / Junior Tshaka
Bastian Baker / Charlie Winston / Pablo Nouvelle / Damian Lynn / Kifkif / Alejandro Reyes / Sebastien-H
Frero Delavega / Julian Perretta / Soviet Suprem / Alice Francis / The Animen / Palko!Muski / Voix De Lausanne & Koqa / Palko !Muski
Sinsemilia / Keziah Jones / Sim’s / Sumo
Stevans / The Bianca Story / Polar Circles / Charlotte Parfois / The Ghost Parade
Louis Bertignac / Dirty Sound Magnet / The Rambling Wheels / Manu Lanvin & The Devil Blues / Back N Black