From Heavy Metal to Yemeni Folk n’ Beat and a Celtic theme at the Village du Monde – Paléo 2016 Tickets on Sale 20th April 2016
Paléo has now revealed the full line up of bands due to play at the music festival this year which will take place from the 19th to the 24th July. Daniel Rossellat, president of the festival announced at the press conference that 80% of the bands due to appear on the l’Asse stages have not played at the festival before. This comment was in response to some past criticism that the programme often features artists that have already played many times at the festival.
Jacques Monnier, the festival’s head of programming said that as last year 40th anniversary was such a celebratory occasion and as such a lot was expected of them including bringing big headline acts to the event (they also added an extra night for the Robbie Williams concert), this year they had decided to make it a less stressful year and let the Montreux Jazz festival celebrate their 50th anniversary with a big programme instead!- see details of the Montreux future line up at the end of this post.
Photo above. Awa – courtesy Paléo
However this didn’t mean that there aren’t some big bands due to play at Paléo this year. Iron Maiden, playing on Wednesday 20th July have sold over 90 million albums and the band is a big name in the world of heavy metal music. The Chemical Brothers Muse and Bastille are other headliners.
Photo above. Iron Maiden courtesy Paléo
However it’s the artists that are up and coming that Paléo also likes to attract and there are plenty of these on offer for 2016. Courtney Barnett, (video below) scheduled to play on the opening night is from Tasmania and is an artist that has already has built up quite a following.
Photo above – Courtney Barnett courtesy Paléo
Awa are a Yemeni folk’n beat band due to play on Sunday 24th July. During their live concerts they wear a mixture of sneakers and traditional costumes. Their YouTube video below has been viewed nearly 3 million times.
The theme for the Village du Monde this year is Celtic music and the music will be from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Britanny, Galicia and Asturias. There will be traditional music represented by the dancing of Danceperados of Ireland, there will be Kaleidosocopic electro music from Turbo Sans Visa, and a mixture of rock and traditional Celtic instruments with the Red Hot Chili Pipers to name a few.
Note: Montreux Jazz festival reveals its programme tomorrow the 14th April and tickets go on sale on the 15th. Music fans have just 24 hours to make a decision on the concerts they want to see, whereas Paléo fans have a week to decide before tickets go on sale on the 20th April at midday. As ever Living in Nyon advises readers to get online or in line for tickets on the 20th! Tickets sell out very fast! More on Paléo 2016 coming up on Living in Nyon in the next few months.