The line up for Paléo 2017 was revealed today Tuesday the 28th March, and along with the news that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining in Nyon on the first night (Tuesday 18th July), it was also announced that this year there will be the opportunity for “glamping” (glamorous camping) on site for the entire festival. Camping on the main campsite is free for ticket holders and always has been, but this year, those who want that extra bit of comfort festival-goers can pay for a Podpad. These range from little multi-coloured wooden houses for two people, to a giant yurt style tent for six, with real beds, real mattresses and hot showers on offer!
These Podpads will be in an area called the Pal’Asse campsite (note the play on words “palace” and pal’Asse). L’Asse is the name of the fields and the train stop where Paléo is situated. Full details and prices, see here
The line-up this year includes among others include: Arcade Fire, Midnight Oil, Jamiroquai, Manu Chao, Foals, Pixies, Temples, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Black M. See full programme here. The general theme for music over the 6 days is: Tuesday – Rock, Wednesday – Pop Rock, Thursday – Pop/ Electro/ Rock, Friday – Hip – Hop, Saturday – Chanson, Sunday – Urban World and Classical (with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra).
Midnight Oil playing on Weds 19th July
Central America is the theme of the music in the Village du Monde area for 2017. There will be music from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and more. Programme here
There will also be tasty food from the Central American region.
Here are three bands who will be playing at the Village du Monde 2017
Systema Solar from Columbia – playing on Weds 19th
Delgrès from Guadeloupe – Playing on Sunday 23rd
Calypso Rose from Trinidad and Tobago – playing on Sunday 23rd
Swiss Artists – Paléo is a big promoter of bands from Switzerland and Daniel Rossellat, President of Paléo revealed the line-up of Helvetic bands and artists due to perform at the festival this year, including Fai Baba (video below). There will be more info on some of these Swiss bands here on Living in Nyon in the next few months.
As ever, Living in Nyon recommends to all readers that when tickets go on sale on Wednesday 5th April at midday, you should get in line early at any of the tickets sales outlets (including the onsite Paléo shop) or get online early. Last year, tickets sold out within 8 minutes for certain nights!
More signs of summer in Nyon
Along with the Paléo line up, there are more signs of summer as La Roulotte (the outdoor railway carriage café behind the station), announced its re-opening for Monday 3rd April at 07:00. The staff were busy preparing for the event in the sunshine today, Tuesday.