Finishing touches at Paléo before the festival begins tomorrow.
Photo above – realxing before the crowds arrive.
On the day before Paléo officially opens to the public, a press conference is held on the grounds so journalists can see how the festival is shaping up and report on any new developments on site.
Living in Nyon walked around the grounds to see what’s new.
Music from Southern Europe is the theme for the Village du Monde area 2018 and this year there is a massive circus-type tent in situ called L’Escale. This space has a bar and tables, it’s a place to sit down and relax with a drink and listen to music. Some bands and artists will give a short, more intimate concert in this tent – a taster of what’s to come before their main performance later over in the main Dôme tent. All performance times of these “taster” concerts are marked with a sun symbol on the printed mini programme and listed on the Palèo App.
Need tickets? 1500 tickets have been set aside for each evening during the Festival. They will be on sale from 09:00 every day of the Festival. No tickets will be on sale at the Festival ticket offices.
The Village du Monde area is decorated in the style of Southern European countries, look out for the mini Colosseum in the area!
Also on the grounds this year is DEEP – a seabed universe filled with “corals and reefs”. This is an original and temporary creation brought to life by the HES-SO University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland. It’s probably going to look amazing when it’s all lit up. Festival-goers will also be able to rest in the giant hammocks suspended above the “corals!” (see top photo).
Another new development is La Lanterne – a collaboration with the Murten light festival.
Every year Paléo festival selects a charity partner to support and this year they are welcoming SOS Mediterranee Suisse, a humanitarian association independent of any political party or of any religious denomination. You can find their stand in the Paléo grounds.
Photos below – festival goers taking the train to the campsite – putting a speaker in place on the grounds -bins all ready for the cigarette butts.