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Paléo Festival
Gdscene.jpgPaléo Festival de Nyon - 2009.
GenreRock music,
Datesend of July, from Tuesday to Sunday
Location(s)Nyon, Switzerland
Years active1976-present
Attendance230,000+

The Paléo Festival de Nyon, usually just called Paléo, is an annual rock festival held in Nyon, Switzerland, between Geneva and Lausanne. It started in a small way in 1976 as the Nyon Folk Festival. It was originally held near Lake Geneva and had only two stages, but today it is one of the major open-air music festivals in mainland Europe and the biggest in Switzerland. Today the event has grown to include international artists. It has also moved to the plaine de L'Asse, accessible either by walking, bus or the Chemin de fer Nyon-St-Cergue-Morez narrow-gauge railway.

The festival lasts six days at the end of July, from Tuesday to Sunday, and the final main stage concert is preceded by a great firework display with music.

As of 2005, 3.5 million spectators and 2500 artists had been part of the Paléo Festival.

Contents

  • 1 Stages
  • 2 Tickets
  • 3 Transportation
  • 4 Yearly summary
    • 4.1 1997
    • 4.2 1998
    • 4.3 1999
    • 4.4 2000
    • 4.5 2001
    • 4.6 2002
    • 4.7 2003
    • 4.8 2004
    • 4.9 2005
    • 4.10 2006
    • 4.11 2007
    • 4.12 2008
    • 4.13 2009
    • 4.14 2010
    • 4.15 2011
    • 4.16 2012
      • 4.16.1 17 July
      • 4.16.2 18 July
      • 4.16.3 19 July
      • 4.16.4 20 July
      • 4.16.5 21 July
      • 4.16.6 22 July
    • 4.17 2013
    • 4.18 2014
    • 4.19 2015
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Stages

The Paléo features six stages:

  • La Grande Scène (the Main Stage)
  • Les Arches (Which replaced Le Chapiteau in 2013)
  • Le Club Tent (the Club Tent)
  • La Ruche (the hive) (formerly called 'La Crique')
  • Le Dôme (the Dome)
  • Le Détour (regional bands now located inside the festival, formerly called 'FMR' which was a free stage)

Since 2003, the Paléo has introduced Le Village du Monde (The World Village) section, which is a space reserved for an invited region of the world. This place offers the region's culture and food. It also includes Le Dôme which shows only artists from the invited region.

280,000 visitors and over 5,000 staff participated in the 2015 event.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased on the Paléo Website. Special offers are available usually as early as November of the year preceding the next Paléo festival with discounted all-week passes. Later in Spring the official programme is published and the second, slightly less discounted tickets are available. They are often sold out very quickly. In the months preceding the festival more tickets are sold at full price.

To fight black-market ticket sales, 1500 one-day tickets are held up to be sold the same day as their validity date and can be purchased online (to be printed by the buyer).

The lineup used to be revealed on a late April Wednesday at noon, following which, both tickets and passes would sell out within days. From 2008 onwards, the lineup is unveiled one week prior to the sale, giving people plenty of time to make up their mind and thus rushing them online to get their tickets one week later. In 2009, all 280,000 tickets and passes were sold in a record one-and-a-half hours.

Transportation

There are a lot of ways to access the festival, whether by special trains and buses, by car, by bike, or walking.

1997

Invited artists:

  • Al Jarreau
  • Eddy Mitchell
  • IAM
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Jamiroquai
  • Jane Birkin
  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka
  • Khaled
  • Morcheeba
  • Noa
  • Noir Désir
  • Pascal Obispo
  • Placebo
  • Shaggy
  • Simple Minds
  • Sinéad O'Connor
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Texas

For a full list see the 1997 history.

1998

Invited artists:

  • Charles Trenet
  • Claude Nougaro
  • Dolly
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • Faudel
  • Herbie Hancock
  • IAM
  • Jean-Louis Aubert
  • Joe Cocker
  • K's Choice
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • Louise Attaque
  • -M-
  • MC Solaar
  • Patricia Kaas
  • Portishead
  • The Prodigy
  • The Wailers
  • Run-D.M.C.
  • Stereophonics
  • Yann Tiersen

For a full list see the 1998 history.

1999

Invited artists:

  • Alliance Ethnik
  • Ben Harper
  • Celia Cruz
  • Charles Aznavour
  • Cheb Mami
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Garbage
  • Gotthard
  • Iggy Pop
  • Stephan Eicher

For a full list see the 1999 history.

2000

Invited artists:

  • Beck
  • Bloodhound Gang
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Compay Segundo
  • Rita Mitsouko
  • Louise Attaque
  • Massilia Sound System
  • Mickey 3D
  • Morcheeba
  • Muse
  • Noir Désir
  • Oasis
  • Patrick Bruel
  • Pink Martini
  • Renaud
  • Saian Supa Crew

For a full list see the 2000 history.

2001

Invited artists:

  • Ben Harper
  • Kool & the Gang
  • Lynda Lemay
  • Manu Chao
  • Natalia M. King
  • Placebo
  • Red Snapper
  • St. Germain
  • Texas
  • The Young Gods
  • Tom McRae
  • Vanessa Paradis

For a full list see the 2001 history.

2002

Invited artists:

  • Zucchero
  • Yann Tiersen
  • The Cure
  • Supertramp
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • MC Solaar
  • Jovanotti
  • Noir Désir
  • Indochine
  • James Brown

For a full list see the 2002 history.

2003

Invited artists:

  • Asian Dub Foundation
  • R.E.M.
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Ibrahim Ferrer
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Massive Attack
  • Nada Surf
  • Renaud
  • Ska-P
  • The Cardigans

For a full list see the 2003 history.

This year saw the first Village du Monde. Africa was invited with Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries from that continent.

2004

Invited artists:

  • Eros Ramazzotti
  • Jamel Debbouze (a French comedian in the festival's only non-musical show scheduled on the main scene)
  • Pascal Obispo
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Stephan Eicher
  • Starsailor
  • Texas
  • Muse
  • Myslovitz (From Poland)

Latin America was invited at the Village du Monde. Specifically Venezuela, Colombia, Equator, Peru and Mexico among others.

For a full list see the 2004 history.

2005

In 2005, the following world-renowned artists participated at the Paléo (among many others):

  • Lenny Kravitz
  • George Clinton (funk musician)
  • Jamiroquai
  • Starsailor
  • Rammstein
  • IAM
  • Stress
  • Pink Martini
  • Babylon Circus
  • Franz Ferdinand

That year was considered very successful with a cool but clear weather for most the week (except some short showers on Sunday). Asia was the region invited to the Village du Monde including China, Tibet, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

For a full list see the 2005 history.

2006

Paléo took place from 18 to 23 July 2006 with the following artists:

  • Depeche Mode
  • Placebo
  • The Who
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
  • Pixies
  • Goldfrapp
  • Ziggy Marley
  • HIM
  • The Dandy Warhols
  • Dub Incorporation
  • Benabar
  • Feeder
  • The Kooks
  • Indochine
  • Hateful Monday

Eastern Europe hosted the Village du Monde.

For a full list see the 2006 history.

2007

  • Björk
  • Muse
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Jean-Louis Murat
  • Rachid Taha
  • Arcade Fire
  • Arno
  • Malouma
  • Pink
  • Robert Plant
  • Laurent Voulzy
  • Grand Corps Malade
  • Joey Starr
  • Stress
  • Oxmo Puccino
  • Daby Toure
  • Zucchero
  • Lynda Lemay
  • Ayo
  • Groundation
  • Bitty Mc Lean feat. Sly & Robbie
  • Tryo
  • Sanseverino
  • Emily Loizeau
  • Gad Elmaleh
  • Air
  • The Young Gods
  • Cassius
  • Renaud
  • Zazie
  • Gogol Bordello
  • The Locos
  • La Ruda
  • Tinariwen
  • Michel Corboz
  • Natacha Atlas
  • Idir

For a full list see the 2007 history.

2008

  • The Hives
  • The Raveonettes
  • Massive Attack
  • Mika
  • Yael Naïm
  • R.E.M.
  • Justice

REM headlined the Sunday night.

For a full list see the 2008 history.

2009

2009 edition of Paléo took place from the 21 to 26 July 2009. Below list includes some of the musicians who performed during the concert:

  • Sunny Lakherwal
  • Rohit Rattan
  • Gautam Bagri
  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela
  • Moby
  • Amy Macdonald
  • Placebo
  • The Ting Tings
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Ayo
  • Gossip
  • The Prodigy
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Pete Doherty
  • TV On The Radio
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Sophie Hunger
  • White Lies
  • Izia
  • Daily Bread
  • The Bianca Story
  • Peter Kernel
  • Girls in the Kitchen
  • The V.AC.
  • The Young Gods play "Woodstock"
  • Ghinzu
  • Pascale Picard Band
  • Peter von Poehl
  • The Black Box Revelation
  • Yodelice
  • Bonaparte
  • Mama Rosin
  • Thomas More Project
  • Commodor
  • 2manydjs
  • Hugh Coltman
  • Karkwa
  • Naive New Beaters
  • Heidi Happy
  • Tim & Puma Mimi
  • Brutus
  • Charlie Winston
  • Naive New Beaters
  • Toboggan
  • Gautam Bagri
  • Josef Of The Fountain
  • Santigold (ex Santogold)
  • Cold War Kids
  • Caravan Palace
  • Grace
  • Evelinn Trouble & Trespassers
  • DatA
  • Kate Wax
  • Nancy Glowbus
  • The Proteins
  • Trilok Gurtu
  • Anaïs
  • Julien Doré
  • La Chanson du Dimanche
  • Dhoad Gypsies from Rajahsthan
  • Masaladosa
  • Kiran Ahluwalia
  • Dhabi
  • Olli & the Bollywood Orchestra
  • Alborosie
  • Omar Perry & Homegrown Band
  • Takana Zion
  • La Pulqueria
  • Rohit Rattan
  • Achanak
  • Ska-P
  • Zone Libre vs Casey & B. James
  • La Pulqueria
  • Tumi and the Volume
  • Ska Nerfs
  • Francis Cabrel
  • Les Ogres de Barback
  • La Grande Sophie
  • Debout Sur Le Zinc
  • Zedrus
  • Raghunath Manet
  • Karsh Kale & MIDIval Punditz
  • Musafir - Gypsies of Rajasthan
  • Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band
  • Abd al Malik
  • Oxmo Puccino
  • La Gale et Rynox
  • Trip In
  • Tweek

India was the region invited to the Village du Monde.

For a full list see the 2009 history.

2010

In 2010, the festival was held from July 20 to July the 24th. Some of the performing artists included:

  • N*E*R*D
  • Iggy and The Stooges
  • Motörhead
  • Damien Saez
  • Suprême NTM
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Charlie Winston
  • Foals
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Johnny Clegg
  • Milow
  • Archive
  • Gentleman & The Evolution
  • Sens Unik
  • Jamiroquai
  • Plastiscines
  • John Butler Trio
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Klaxons
  • Indochine

The Motto for the Village du Monde was Southern Africa.

For a full list see the 2010 history.

2011

The 2011 edition of the Paléo Festival took place from Tuesday, July the 19th to Sunday, July the 24th. The following list includes some of the acts that were confirmed on the 5th of April:

  • AaRON
  • Admiral James T.
  • Jean-Louis Aubert
  • Beirut
  • Bloody Beetroots
  • James Blunt
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Cocoon
  • Les Cowboys Fringants
  • The Dø
  • PJ Harvey
  • Jack Johnson
  • Mika (replaced Amy Winehouse)
  • Metronomy
  • Moriarty
  • Yael Naïm
  • The National
  • Noisettes
  • Patrice & The Supowers
  • Robert Plant & The Band of Joy
  • Portishead
  • Pulled Apart By Horses
  • The Strokes
  • Stromae
  • Tarun Bhardwaj Ambala Waale
  • Amy Winehouse (canceled her European Tour due to alcohol problems)
  • William White
  • Zaz and her band

The Motto for the Village du Monde was the Caribbean.

For a full list see the 2011 history.

17 July

  • Manu Chao
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine
  • Camille
  • Brigitte
  • M83
  • Quentin Mottier
  • Baba Zula

18 July

  • The Cure
  • Justice
  • Mashrou' Leila
  • Natacha Atlas
  • Dionysos
  • Bon Iver
  • Dominique A
  • Other Lives
  • Warpaint

19 July

  • Sting
  • Stephan Eicher
  • Caravan Palace
  • Chinese Man
  • Groundation
  • Raggasonic
  • Le Nico Baillod Band
  • Le Trio Joubran

20 July

  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Imany
  • Irma
  • Orelsan
  • 1995
  • C2C

21 July

  • Garbage
  • Bloc Party
  • The Kooks
  • The Kills
  • Bénabar
  • Thomas Dutronc
  • GiedRé
  • Agoria
  • Avishai Cohen

22 July

  • David Guetta
  • Roger Hodgson
  • Kev Adams
  • 77 Bombay Street
  • Maxime Vengerov

2013

23 July

  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  • Two Gallants
  • Phoenix
  • Sophie Hunger
  • Alt-J
  • Lou Doillon

24 July

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Asaf Avidan
  • Beach House
  • Dranko Jones
  • The Bloody Beetroots

25 July

  • Dub Incorporation
  • Santana
  • Tryo
  • Stupeflip
  • Sigur Rós
  • Kadebostany

26 July

  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • -M-
  • Youssopha
  • Keny Arkana

27 July

  • Blur
  • BB Brunes
  • Damien Saez
  • Benjamin Biolay
  • Kavinsky
  • Oxmo Puccino

28 July

  • Patrick Bruel
  • Bastian Baker
  • Michaël Grégorio
  • Raphael
  • Paul Meyer with Le Concert Européen

2014

  • Vincent Veillon et Vincent Kucholl
  • Seasick Steve

See also

  • Rock music portal
  • Switzerland portal
  • List of historic rock festivals
  • List of jam band music festivals

External links

  • Paleo Festival
  • A complete history of the Paléo
Key
people
  • Chet Helms
  • Tom Rounds
  • Mel Lawrence
  • Lou Adler
  • John Phillips
  • Hilly Kristal
  • Michael Lang
  • Bill Graham
  • Wally Hope
  • Ubi Dwyer
  • Sid Rawle
  • Bill Hanley
  • Wavy Gravy
  • Freddy Bannister
  • Barry Fey
  • Merry Pranksters
  • Alex Cooley
  • Graeme Dunstan
  • Mick Farren
  • Russ Gibb
  • Shelly Finkel
  • Jim Koplik
  • Stewart Levine
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Leonard Stogel
  • Robert Raymond
  • Bruce Lundvall
  • Jerry Masucci
Related
  • Counterculture of the 1960s
    • Summer of Love
    • UK underground
  • hippies
    • la Onda
    • deadheads
  • rock concert
    • crowd surfing
    • audience wave
  • music festival
    • folk festival
    • pop festival
    • rock festival
    • free festival

Coordinates: 46°24′18.36″N 6°12′43.56″E / 46.4051000°N 6.2121000°E / 46.4051000; 6.2121000

   

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