Photo above of the Paléo Buddy App. A phone application with all the info on this year’s Paléo.
“Paléo is going to be a multicoloured festival this year” revealed Daniel Rossellat in front of the multi coloured fesival poster at the 2012 Paléo press conference today the 17th April. This year the conference was held in the Globi Union headquarters in the centre of Nyon (the current Paléo offices are being renovated) . The conference hall was partly decorated with Middle Eastern decor to refelect the music which will be played this year in the Village du Monde area of the festival grounds.
It was also revealed at the conference, that the programme was only finalised just that morning. Paléo staff had been working through the night negotiating to get the final confirmation from Manau Chao that he would appear. At 06:39 the confirmation came through and the rush then was on to get the programme finally printed for the official line up to be released.
As usual at Paléo there are some big names who will be headlining the festival this year such as Sting who will perform on Thursday 19 July. He is expected to give a “best of the last 25 years” concert.
Photo above Sting- – courtesy Paléo festival – Norman Jean-Roy
Manu Chao and Franz Ferdinand will kick the festival off on the opening night on the 17th, the Cure and Bon Iver are scheduled for Weds 18, Lenny Kravitz Friday 20, Garbage, Bloc Party and the Kooks on Saturday 21, David Guetta and Roger Hodgson (ex Supertramp) on the Sunday. The full programme is on the Paléo website and on the Paléo App.
See video below of the Kooks performing “Junk of the Heart” courtesy Paléo festival
Daniel Rossellat also told the press that because he now also holds the position of Mayor of Nyon, his time is now more restricted, therefore he hasn’t been able to travel to as many music festivals as he would have liked over the past 12 months. However, he was able to visit the Lebanon and Israel and he is pleased that the festival will be bringing acts over from the Middle East to perform in the Village du Monde. Some of the acts such as those from Syria are very keen to come here despite the fact there is a) no Swiss embassy in Damascus and b) they will have to travel to the Lebanon to obtiain a visa to travel to this country.
Tickets – Get in line or online!
The advice for buying tickets is the same as in previosu years on this site, get in line early or online! Tickets go on sale at midday on the 25th April and by past experience they sell out very fast indeed! Here are the details of the ticket outlets Good luck!