Festival dates for 2014, Roadworks in Nyon centre for 5 months, plus other news.

Dates for diary

Here is a handy list of dates of the five main festivals taking place in the Nyon area in 2014. The season kicks off with the winter mini rock festival Les Hivernales, followed in April by the documentary film festival Visions du Réel. Caribana, the first of the summer festivals takes place in June, (note: […]

Meet former greats of Swiss football tomorrow at Caribana – Workshops for budding footballers

Patirck Mueller

Tomorrow it’s Caribateens over at the Caribana grounds. This day is dedicated to teenagers, with music and activities laid on read all about them, ticket prices, etc here Also on the grounds tomorrow, Patrick Müller and Pascal Zuberbühler, two former greats of  Swiss football, will be putting in an appearance. It’s a unique opportunity to rub shoulders […]

Caribana day 2: More sun, crazy potatoes and English bands

Petros zoomed

Caribana Day 2 reviewed here by Jonas Parson – Jonas is studying at the University of Lausanne and has written various festival, band and  music reviews  for this site. All photos by Jonas. Although Caribana has a somewhat long tradition of inclement weather during the festival, it looks as though the curse has been broken […]

Caribana Night 1- From Pimms to Pirates, Crowd surfing to Caipirinhas


Photo above: “Skin” crowd surfing. Caribana began in fine style on Wednesday night on the first night of the four day festival. The weather stayed warm and dry and the emphasis of the music was on rock, heavy rock, grunge and rock, rock and roll. Kill it Kid from Bath in the UK began the […]

Interview with Tony Lerch, director of Caribana – Giving a warm welcome to musicians and music lovers

Caribana Festival 2010Nyon / Switzerland09.06.2010Photo Alain Grosclaude

On Wednesday 5th June, the lake side around Crans près Céligny will be rocking to the sound of Motor Head and Skunk Anansie, two of the headline acts playing on the first night at the 2013 Caribana festival. Photo above: Skunk Anansie  - courtesy Caribana Festival This festival first began 23 years ago when a […]

Tickets still available for Neil Young, Alt J, Dizzee Rascal etc at Paléo. Vote on 1st May for teenage DJs to play at Caribana

Alt J

Photo above – Alt J – courtesy Paléo There are are still some tickets  available for Paléo for Tuesday 23 July and Friday 26th July. On the programme for Tuesday are: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Phoenix (Indie Pop),  Sophie Hunger, Alt J, Palma Violets, Mama Rosin and more. See full line up here Friday’s […]

Caribana line up – Kaiser Chiefs, The Kills and more. Sunday a day for teenagers

Tinie Tempah

  Big names and smaller names  at festival – Caribana often a springboard to greater recognition. Photo in banner- The band Animen from Geneva. Tinie Tempah    – photo courtesy Caribana festival. The line up of bands and artists due to play at the next Caribana music festival (5 – 9 June) was revealed at […]

Neil Young And Crazy Horse To Play At Paleo Festival !

Ballade raquette

Neil Young And Crazy Horse To Play At Paleo Festival ! Earlier this month, Paleo confirmed that this year’s edition will start with what promises to be an amazing concert by rock’n’roll legend Neil Young.  20 years after his last concert on the plain of l’Asse, he will be performing his latest album, Psychedelic Pill, with […]

Paléo and Caribana Festivals 2013 – week long passes on sale in December

Caribana 2012

The Poster for the 2013 Paléo Festival Nyon was launched last week, you can read all about its design and about Marion Erard, the student who designed the poster here. Paléo will take place next year from 23rd to 28th July.  The line-up will be revealed on Tuesday 16 April and tickets go on sale  on Wednesday […]

“Vintage Trouble” rock final night of festival. “The Iron Lady” film in Nyon Tuesday

Vintage trouble 2

  Photos above and below of band “Vintage Trouble” who played on the Scéne du Lac stage on the last night of Caribana for 2012.  Brilliant R&B, Soul, Rock and Roll. Lead vocalist Ty Taylor, charismatic, great voice and energetic, a great choice by the programmers to round off the festival.   Approx four weeks to go now […]