Paléo Day Five: Mud, Groove and Style

The traditional sunflowers have been replaced by wildflowers this year, to let the earth regenerate

By the time the rain had stopped falling on Saturday, just in time for the beginning of the festival, the grounds were covered in the largest amount of mud since the start of the week. A mix of wet straw, wood shavings, mud and water turned the ground into a swamp with a delicate smell […]

Paléo- Prodigy-ous amounts of rain

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Friday’s line-up was a perfect example of Paléo’s eclecticism and tendency towards pleasing various tastes. The main stage saw a trio of explosive and chaotic punk-rock bands deliver their crazy show, starting with the French Skip The Use and Shaka Ponk, before The Prodigy. At Les Arches on the other hand, the crowd was a […]

Paléo Day Two- Let’s dance with Stromae!

Paleo's very own "Nyon Eye"

Wednesday night was probably the most sought after night this year, with Belgian pop phenomenon Stromae finishing the evening on the main stage. All the tickets for the night sold out in a record 8 minutes in April. Paléo boss Daniel Rossellat said they could easily have sold another 25’000 tickets that day and the […]

Paléo kicks off with a bang-and a squelch!

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Paléo kicked off with a bang and a squelch on Tuesday, with a variety of incredible bands. The right amount of mud, but thankfully without the rain that had been forecast made for the perfect Paléo atmosphere. People slipped and skidded through the mud, or picked their way carefully across the grounds, trying to stay […]

Paléo – Daniel Rossellat is “philosophical about the rain”

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Important info for festival-goers –  Due to heavy rain many of the car-parks will be closed today (Tuesday 21 July). It is advised to take public transport to the festival.    The following post has been written by Jonas Parson. Jonas is a student at the university of Lausanne and has been covering the Paléo […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]