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

Campers wait for the doors to the camp site to open

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

Artic monkeys

  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

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 […]

From Santana, Blur and Nick Cave to Palma Violets, The Skints and Alt-J: Established Rock Stars and Rising Talents for Paleo Festival’s 38th Edition


  Paleo festival revealed the line-up for its 38th edition this morning in Nyon, at the Uni Global headquarters in the centre of town. Daniel Rosselat introduced the press conference by expressing the hope that the sun shining outside would prove a good omen for the weather during the Festival itself, which will take place […]

1260+ News from Nyon and Beyond – From School Holiday dates to Swiss Wines to the new Paléo stage

Les Arches

We have been scouring other Swiss websites for a selection of news and articles that will interest Living in Nyon readers in our section called 1260+ (Nyon and beyond). Nyon News is at the end of this post Know it All Passport  School holidays –  Ûseful Dates – It’s the school holidays in Geneva this […]

Neil Young And Crazy Horse To Play At Paleo Festival !

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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 […]

Interview with Daniel Rossellat, Mayor of Nyon and President of Paléo Festival


Photo above – Daniel Rossellat at Paléo 2102 Living in Nyon has begun a new series of interviews entitled “Afternoon Tea with…”  in which we interview local personalities from the Nyon and la Côte region. We find out a little bit more about the professional and personal lives of each individual over afternoon tea. Photo […]

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 […]