The Grande Scène, the main stage on the Arteplage Neuchâtel, was transformed into a huge TV-studio. Various reports and live broadcasts of the cultural life in Thurgau and the show at Expo.02 made connections between the population of Thurgau and the visitors of the Expo.02 throughout the day. TV-professionals such as Mona Vetsch, Alenka Ambroz, Regula Elsener, Silvia von Ballmoss and Hansjörg Enz presented the show.
> Title: Extratour
> Participants: 264
> Guests : 700
> Budget of Canton : CHF 1'300'000
> Visitors : 38'574
> Scène des Galets: Örgeliplausch Basadingen (SUI)
> Scène des Galets: Jugendmusikschule Kreuzlingen (SUI)
> Scène des Galets: Nicolas Senn (SUI)
> Scène des Galets: Swiss German Dixie Corporation (SUI)
> Scène des Galets: Bluesmax (SUI)
> Scène des Galets: Trio Artemis (SUI)
> Scène de la Passerelle: Orange Marmalade (SUI)
"Myth and present" this was the theme of the canton days of Expo.02. The cantons used these days to reduce old prejudices and the build new relationships.
Myriam Neuhaus was working for Expo.02 as Press Officer at the directorate events. She was taking care of the German and Italian speaking medias.
Ralph Ammann was Head of Events Arteplage Neuchâtel and, until 2001, Manager of Logistics for the directorate events during the preparation phase of Expo.02.