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The traditional sunflowers have been replaced by wildflowers this year, to let the earth regenerate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

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.

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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

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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 […]