There’s a lot more to Paléo than just the music. As mentioned in the previous post by Jonas Parson, it’s also a good chance to meet friends, to see some great street theatre in La Ruche area and to try out new food at the festival grounds.
Paléo is also an opportunity to discover new bands. Even though you may not recognise some of the names of the billed artists on the programme, it’s definitely worth heading off to the various tents and stages to listen to who is playing. New discoveries can be made this way and last night (Friday night) was no exception.
Very early on in the evening Australian Band “Parcels” appeared in the Club Tent and despite the early hour, they began to attract a big crowd with their music (described on the Paléo site as “Hair in the Wind Electro-Disco”). The band, from Byron Bay in Australia are skilled performers and have already been flagged up as a band to watch by various media (see Guardian article here). They are currently on a European tour – see dates here. Living in Nyon predicts they will be back at Paléo one day and performing on a larger stage.
Later on in the evening the Club tent was filled up very quickly by festival goers, some no doubt sheltering from the rain as the heavens had opened, but many also attracted to hear singer Jalen N’ Gonda with his soulful R n’B. Whatever the reason, all stayed on to listen to the music !
Photo above Jalen N’ Gonda – courtesy Paléo Festival © Laurine Mottet
Finally, over in the Dome tent, there was a bit of party atmosphere with balloons, bubbles and the frenetic energetic sound of Kumbia Boruka from Mexico.