Les Hivernales, the first of the five official Nyon festivals kicks off this Thursday the 18th February. This festival, which began a few years ago as a small weekend event taking place in just a couple of venues, has now grown into a four day festival with live music being played in eleven venues around the town (see map below).
On Thursday there will be electropop and rock music music with bands Alice Roosevelt playing at the Parenthese, Antipods at the Cactus Jack bar, and Alphastate at the Quai 23.
On Friday at the Salle Communale there is music from U.S hip-hop band Onyx, Peel and Greem, and The Geek X VRV (both bands from France), and the evening ends with DJ Ngoc Lan. At the Usine a Gaz Puts Marie, The Animem, The Mondrians and the Burning Beggars are all on the line up.
There are many more bands playing on Saturday and Sunday at both large and smaller venues around the town. To check the music out, just click on the links of each band under the Programmation section here. There is also a handy flyer with all festival timings here.
Here’s a short promotional video shot at the Bar St-Jean in Nyon which will be one of the venues at the festival. The woollen hats shown at the start of this clip are now an annual festival tradition as they have been knitted each year by volunteers to raise money for the event.
The video then goes on to show a small selection of bands playing at Les Hivernales 2016.