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 […]

Paléo press conference – The New Stage called “Les Arches”, competing with the Royal baby and coping in the hot weather

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Paléo held its opening press conference on Monday morning with boss Daniel Rossellat sporting a colourful shirt- (straying from his traditional checked shirt). This time the fabric (which came all the way from Mozambique) matched the material decorating the press office! An explosion of colours, lots of sun and a joyous mixture of cultures is what […]

Making Shepherd’s Pie for Joe Cocker and been given Neil Young’s Harmonica – Chris Parson, English translator for Paléo tells us of his 25 years at the festival


Here’s a great little interview by Jonas with Chris Parson, the English translator at Paléo.  Read on to find out why he was given Neil Young’s harmonica,  how Joe Cocker loves Shepherd’s Pie (and hates broccoli!), what happened when Oasis played at the festival and how the Stranglers didn’t like being served white wine out […]

L’Elastique Citrique tours lakeside aboard ancient sailing boat next week- daily shows in ports.

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A year after performing at Paleo, L’Elastique Citrique, Nyon’s circus school will be going on tour next week down the Vaud lakeside. The circus troupe, made of about 20 artists who train at the circus school several times a week will be on tour for a week, but there’s a twist: they’ll be touring aboard […]

Plan your Paléo – Timetable now out – Neil Young, Artic Monkeys, Santana etc

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  The timetable for all the concerts at Paléo 2013 is now out so festival goers can plan their night (or nights!) at one of Europe’s biggest outdoor festivals here in Nyon. Click here for the programme and timings, just click on the arrow on the right hand side to see all the week’s concerts. Neil Young […]

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

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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 […]