The Paléo Festival de Nyon – Paléo – is fabulously vibrant, boasting an amazing variety of artists every year. Held in fields just above Nyon, it is the annual rock festival of the region. What started as a small and eclectic get-together by the lake in 1976, has become one of Europe’s leading open-air music festivals. Over 230,000 music lovers attended last year to watch performances on seven stages.
The festival lasts six days from 22 to 27 July, and the final main stage concert is preceded by a great firework display with music. Elton John, Stromae, The Black Keys, James Blunt, M.I.A, The Prodigy, Placebo, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Woodkid, Détroit, The National, Jack Johnson, Maxime Le Forestier, Vanessa Paradis, Julien Doré, Bernard Lavilliers, Zaz, Shaka Ponk and Youssou NDour will be amongst this year’s line-up. There is also an area specially dedicated to street theatre and circus arts called ‘La Ruche’, an open space that includes some original and raw surrealist art exhibitions to entertain crowds across the site.
More than 110 food stalls to satisfy every food craving from Mediterranean to Asian are located throughout the grounds. The bars offer a wide range of drinks and, if that isn’t enough, there are six on-site restaurants. Tickets for the festival cost CHF 65 per day and four, five and six-day passes are respectively CHF 230, 280 and 325. For the full programme please visit: www.paleo.ch