Paléo – no April Fool – Jack Johnson, Elton John, The Black Keys and a Latin beat

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Despite the local newspaper La Côte publishing an April fool today saying that Paléo was moving the whole festival over the border to Divonne in France, the bands and artists announced for the 2014 Paléo festival line up were no joke. Photo above – The Black Keys from the U.S   playing Schizophrenic blues rock […]

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: […]

Paléo ends with a storm after cooking up a storm of music all week

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On Sunday afternoon at 15:00 during the last press conference of Paléo 2013, the storm clouds were already beginning to gather over the L’Asse grounds. A massive storm then arrived a couple of hours later just after the last violinist had played the last note and clarinettist Paul Meyer had taken a bow at the […]

Discovering new bands and good food at Paléo


Discovering great bands at Paléo The best thing at Paléo is coming across a band you’d never heard of before, and get totally blown away. This is what happened to me yesterday with Dubioza Kolektiv, a Bosnian band who mix hip-hop with ska and punk with inextinguishable energy. In a country ravaged by war and […]

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 […]

Paléo – Day One – A festival for the young…and the young at heart

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Photo above: First early concert of the evening at 17:30  by Swiss Band Mama Rosin performing on the new “Les Arches” stage Here are few images of the first night at Paléo. A reminder to those that have children that you can bring them along to the festival, it’s a festival for all ages! Children […]