“Et maintenant?” Big debate tomorrow in Nyon, Autumn Fair in Founex

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Vision Nyon 2030 What will Nyon look like in 2030, when it comes to housing, living together and work opportunities? If these questions interest you, the City council in partnership with the economic magasine Bilan and Uni Global Union are hosting a big debate tomorrow morning Friday 19th of September, from 8:30 to  12:15 at […]

Swiss National Day in Nyon – Castle will be turned red!

If you want to take part in the 1st August (Swiss National Day) festivities in Nyon, the celebrations start at 19:45 with an apéro offered by  the town council at the ’Esplanade des Marronniers” (by the Roman Columns) This will be followed by an official ceremony at 20:30 followed by a parade at 21:15  which will wind its […]

Despite the weather – another successful Paléo for the organisers

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Another successful Paléo for the organisers – promise of a party next year to celebrate 40 years of the festival. Photos above and below from Sunday’s  Youssou N’Dour concert. At Sunday’s final press conference of Paléo 2014, Daniel Rossellat, president of Paléo and Jacques Monnier, programming coordinator, summed up the previous five days of the festival and […]

Another day, Another Paléo – Another Coup for the festival

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The facts and figures of Paléo are impressive. This year’s tally is not in yet, but last year’s festival (for example) involved 1,423 musicians and technicians, there were 296 shows on six stages and 4,673 volunteers worked at the festival, all in an area of 84 hectares (including the camping and parking). 215 stall holders […]

Different crowds for different concerts – from Koko-Jean Davis to KoQa – Paléo Day 3 and 4

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One of the attractions of Paléo is that the music programming is designed to appeal to all ages and to all styles of music. Thursday and Friday night’s concerts were a good case in point with Thursday’s music choices ranging from the rhythm and blues sound of “The Excitements” from Barcelona to the pop and rock […]

Food and Photography at Paléo, to the family travelling round the world in a camper van.

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There is always lots of fabulous food on offer at Paléo. This year there are stalls in the Village du Monde area that are serving cerviche, empanadas and other tasty food from the Andes. There is even a proper “asado” (an Argentinian barbecue) on the grounds! The other food areas at Paléo are the “Quartier […]

Seasick Steve – “I pinch myself everyday to make sure I’m not in a dream”

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Seasick Steve, the American blues musician who performed to great acclaim on the main stage at Paléo on Wednesday night, still can’t quite believe his luck. “It’s taken me 50 years to get here but now that I am making it as a musician, I still have to pinch myself to make sure I am […]

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 […]

Colours of Paléo – 1st night 2014

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Although the sky was grey for the first night of Paléo, there was still plenty of colour around the festival grounds. Particularly impressive this year, is the installation of “the Andes mountains” which are made out of rope and can be found in the Village du Monde area. These installations also double up as seating […]

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 […]