Neil Young And Crazy Horse To Play At Paleo Festival !
Earlier this month, Paleo confirmed that this year’s edition will start with what promises to be an amazing concert by rock’n’roll legend Neil Young. 20 years after his last concert on the plain of l’Asse, he will be performing his latest album, Psychedelic Pill, with his long-time backing band Crazy Horse on Tuesday 23rd of July.
The entire line-up of the festival, which will take place from the 23rd to the 28th of July, will be revealed on Tuesday 16th of April. The ticket-office will open at midday on the 17th.
More info on Paleo website
Caribana Headlines Announced
Archive will be playing in Crans-près-Celigny on the Thursday 6th of June. This English electro-pop band will bring its American indie pop band FUN will be playing on the lake-side on the 8th of June. Their second album, “Some Nights”, came out last May, and their single “We are young” became an instant hit, topping charts in the US. They will be bringing their highly contagious energy and good mood for an evening of… fun!
Caribana has also launched the first edition of the Caribateens DJ Contest. Open to all between the ages of 12 and 17, this competition will take place ont the 1st of May at the After club in Nyon, and the three winners will get to play during the festival, on the 9th of June. You can sign up until the 3rd of March on the website by joining an mp3 file.
Tickets are already on sale here
(Very) Early Walk To See The Sun And Moon Meet!
This Sunday an early morning hike from St-Cergue will take place to admire the sunrise. Leaving from the Archette car-park in St-Cergue at 06:15, and guided by moonlight, you will climb to a peak at 1555 metres where you will be able to see the sunrise over the Alps. After enjoying a panoramic view from the top of the Jura, you’ll stop for a coffee-break at the Ski-Club chalet, before walking back down to St-Cergue, at around 12 o’clock. A refreshing soak at the Cheserex swimming pool is planned for the afternoon, where you will be able to have a snack.
The walk will take about 5 hours, and you must be equipped with snowshoes, a frontal light, walking sticks, and a change of clothes (don’t forget your camera!) The walk is free, safe for the entry fee to the swimming pool. Please announce yourself by writing to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
“C’est la vie”: Swiss Press Photo Exhibition
If you are interested in recent Swiss history, this photo exhibition in the Chateau de Prangins looks back at 60 years of local press photography. What better way to understand the last 60 years but through the eyes of the people who lived it? Ranging from the exceptional to everyday life, these photos give us a glimpse of the past. Until the 19th of May. More info here
Caveau De Nyon Events In Late January And Early February
The Caveau de Nyon, situated under the Castle, will be hosting the following events. Booking is required for all events.
Thursday 31st January at 18:30: Apero jazz
Thursday 7th February from 19:00 : Raclette a gogo (30.-)
Saturday 9th February from 12:00 : Papet vaudois (20.-) (book before the 27th)
More info on website
*Amateurs of electronic and experimental music can discover Stade at the Usine a Gaz on Friday. This Swiss duo composed of pianist Pierre Audetaz and drummer Christophe Calpini explore the universe of experimental jazz and electronica music. On of their latest projects will also take place in Pully this weekend, involving a dance company interacting with the music via sensors.(See here) They will be playing with Mc Granite, from Swiss band Aloan, in a free concert at the Usine a Gaz at 21:00.
*Folk aficionados can go to the Parenthèse on Thursday fo a concert by folk musician Denison Witmer on Thursday. This artist from Pennsylvania has played with bands such as Cat Power or Sixteen Horsepower over the last fifteen years. French indie rock band Appletop will be playing on Friday. You can get further info and the full line-up on the Parenthèse facebook page.
*There will be a Jazz jam session at the Quai 23 pizzeria in Nyon on the 31st of January. It will be animated by a quartet formation with a guitar, double bass and sax player.