Jval festival starts next week – Rock in the Vineyards

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Although the summer is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean the end of rock music festivals as there is another festival just round the corner to look forward to. The Jval festival is a small three day rock music festival taking place on the 29, 30 and 31 August. The festival is set amongst the lovely Vaud […]

Watch English Movies in Open Air Cinema, Go on a Ride with Nyon’s Pirates, Dine in White on L’Ile de La Harpe and more


Open Air Cinema in Nyon until 25th August- Some films in English! The open air cinema has set up its screen until the 25th of August at the Promenade d’Italie. The following films will be shown in English: Wednesday 14th 21:00: Wolverine 3D Friday 16th, 21:00: RED 2 Sunday 18th,21:00 : Star Trek, Into Darkness […]

Arts festival starts in Nyon. Apartment to rent in Geneva


Far°  - the final festival of the big four festivals in Nyon, starts today the 7th August and continues until the 17th August. (The other three festivals are Visions du Réel, Caribana and Paléo) Far°  is the acronym for “festival des arts vivants”, (festival of the living arts) and there is a lot on the programme over the next […]

1st August Nyon – Skipper of PlanetSolar to give speech

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The 1st August is date of the Swiss National Holiday (the Fête Nationale) and this year as in every year, there will be a ceremony in Nyon followed by a parade  in the town finishing with a firework display across the lakeside. This year 2013 Raphaël Domjan,  Swiss eco-explorer, founder and skipper of PlanetSolar (completion of […]

Paléo has passed in a Blur again… Storms announced for tonight


Saturday has been announced as the hottest day in Switzerland since 2003, the year the massive heatwave struck Europe. Paléo was no exception, as people walked around under the blistering sun. The high temperatures pushed people to take off their t-shirts, and exhibit sweaty torsos, while some ingenious girls had swapped T shirts for a […]

Another hot night predicted for Paléo – Advice for festival goers

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Another hot night is predicted for Paléo on Saturday, not only with the hot music on offer from the drums of Les Tambours des Burundi in the Dome tent to the BB Brunes and Blur on the Grande Scène, but also with the high temperatures on the Paléo grounds. In these temperatures, Paléo is advising […]

Discovering the camp-site: the hidden side of Paléo Festival


La Pl’Asse, Paléo’s “off” festival All photos- courtesy Jonas Parson For many people, the festival doesn’t end when you leave the main entrance. A whole ecosystem arises around Paléo, giving people who don’t have tickets a chance to party, and those waiting for the doors to open something to do. Just across the road you […]

A Bird’s Eye View of Paléo and Nyon

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Living in Nyon took to the air on Tuesday with pilot Marcel Briand to get a bird’s eye view of Paléo and of  the town of Nyon.  Take a look at these photos of the festival, the stages and the campsite which were taken early in the afternoon. There are not too many people near […]

Paléo day two: Arctic Monkeys and Smashing Pumpkins rock l’Asse, watch out for street theatre on the grounds!


Rocking Paléo- Danko Jones, Arctic Monkeys and Smashing Pumpkins Several generations of rock legends united last night as 90′s band the Smashing Pumpkins mingled with their younger colleagues of the Arctic Monkeys. Varying from metal to calmer pop, all the bands on stage had a resolutely rock feel to them. The Arctic Monkeys. Courtesy Paléo […]

Like a Hurricane: Neil Young opens the Festival in epic style!

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Paléo Day one – Concert reviews by Jonas Parson of the following acts: Southern Lonesome Comfort Company, Mama Rosin, Shangan Electro, Sophie Hunger, Heymoonshaker, Mokoomba, Jagwa Music, Les Clandestines, Filharmonic von Strass, and of course the headline act of the night – Neil Young. Note: latest news (Weds 24th July at 13:35) Despite the storms of last […]