Ticketing for the 40th Festival was launched today at midday. Monday tickets were all sold in 20 minutes, accompanied by Wednesday and Saturday a few minutes later. Thursday, Friday and Sunday were also quick to follow, and Tuesday completed these exceptional sales. In the space of 52 minutes, the whole 220,000 tickets were in the hands of festivalgoers. This success testifies the trust that the audience has for the Festival. A second chance for tickets starts with the "Ticket market" that will go live on Wednesday 6 May at midday on paleo.ch.
Some festivalgoers reported some troubles while ordering through the on-line system which had never been put under such strain before. The organisers of the Festival sincerely apologise. The cause is not yet known and everything is being done to analyse what happened.
Robbie Williams, Kings Of Leon, Sting, Robert Plant, Joan Baez, Patti Smith, David Guetta, Johnny Hallyday, Faithless, Charlie Winston, Ben Harper, Véronique Sanson, Etienne Daho, Calogero, Christine and The Queens and all the artists of the 2015 edition will have the pleasure of producing themselves in front of a sell-out crowd from 20 July to 26 July.
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Kings Of Leon, Robbie Williams, Sting, Robert Plant, Joan Baez, Patti Smith, David Guetta, Johnny Hallyday, Faithless, Calogero, Véronique Sanson, Charlie Winston, Ben Harper, Etienne Daho, Christine and The Queens… will all be on the line-up at the 40th Paléo Festival Nyon, taking place in a birthday party atmosphere and bringing together legends and exciting discoveries from near and far. The Village du Monde, continuing its annual peregrination, will be stopping over in 2015 in the light-filled lands of the Far East. Tickets will go on sale at midday on Wednesday 22 April on paleo.ch, as well as at the usual points of sale.
Legends Johnny Hallyday, Sting, Robert Plant, Véronique Sanson and Patti Smith will be opening proceedings in the company of such prestigious guests as Kings of Leon, Robbie Williams, David Guetta, Charlie Winston and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals for an anniversary edition which promises to be more than festive. Folk, Paléo’s first love, will be particularly in evidence with a touching look back at the early days of the Festival, which is now both a springboard for promising new talent and a stage for celebrating the reputation of internationally established artists. Malicorne, headliners at the First Folk Festival in 1976, and the magnificent and eternal Joan Baez will be playing chaperone to a new generation rich in talent, including the remarkable Passenger, the brother and sister act Angus & Julia Stone, the delicate Yael Naim, the delicious revelation Benjamin Clementine and the orchestral Olivia Pedroli, accompanied by a quintet for the occasion.
The night will be Fauve ¹ and the celebrations will continue with French chanson to the sound of the melancholic and ethereal lyrics of Calogero, the futuristic hits of Etienne Daho and the racy pop of Christine and The Queens. Those old hands with their cavernous voices, Arno and Arthur H, will be keeping an eye on the new generation of French singers. Luce and Mathieu Boogaerts will be enchanting the crowds with their complicity, whereas Izia, Cœur de Pirate and Feu! Chatterton will be seducing their audiences with their unique voices and incisive lyrics.
Gary Clark Jr., child of the blues with the grubby guitar sound and Too Many Zooz, the stupefying brass band with hints of house, will be providing the American moment. Europe won’t be feeling left out either, with the delicate and audacious electro pop of The Dø, the melodic rock of Irish band The Script and the Indie aliens who go by the inspired name of Robbing Millions.
The comic Kev Adams will be the star of the moment with his humour for young dudes. He’ll be joined by the team from 120 secondes who will be offering the best possible birthday present to the forty year old Paléo: a special creation in honour of the Festival. A storm is brewing over the Asse plain. Watch out for a tempest of agitated flows! The tornado Kate Tempest, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, will be causing havoc with Soprano and his young protégée Sianna, a specialist of freestyle. Seeking shelter, the Chinese Man collective will be creating a fusion of hip-hop, electro and reggae beats, whilst Nneka’s powerful voice will be reflecting a poetic blending of African and European influences. Anthony B will be the proud representative of Rastafarian colours, lighting up a brilliant Jamaican rainbow, while Faada Freddy will be proposing a solar performance with his a capella chants and body percussions.
The party will carry on until the end of the night with Faithless, whose leitmotiv will be Insomnia. The barons of French Touch electro, Brodinski and Etienne de Crécy, who will be presenting Superdiscount 3, will continue festivities with their obscure, magnetic techno sound. The powerful electronic folklore of Kiril Djaikovski ft. TK Wonder & Ghetto Priest, the bluestep of Gramatik and the groovy electro of Siriusmodeselktor will see to the final transformation of the Festival site into an immense dance floor.
Paléo will be blowing out its 40 candles with the help of a birthday fireworks display after the classical music concert, which features young piano prodigy Louis Schwizgebel accompanied by the Orchestre des Continents. Under the baton of conductor Thierry Fischer, he will be doing us the honour of interpreting the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, by Rachmaninov, as well as excerpts from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.
This summer, the Village du Monde will be making a halt in the Far East. Travelling between China, Mongolia, Japan and South East Asia, it will be highlighting the extraordinary cultural and musical variety of these different regions, with a particular attention paid to presenting artists that marry traditional music and modern sounds, whether electronic, rock, pop or punk.
In this register Jambinai, Shanren and Hanggai will each be proposing their very own rereading of traditional music through the prism of our epoch. Whilst the first of these groups play psychedelic rock on traditional instruments, the second band will be taking a stroll between the traditions of South West China and Manu Chao style inspirations, whereas the third will be blending diaphonic chanting with rock and punk. The instruments of yore will be centre stage with Wang-Li, a virtuoso of the Jew’s harp and the calabash flute and Les Tambours de Tokyo, who will be revealing the secrets of the art of Japanese percussion. Gocoo, who modernise the art of the taïko, a sort of immense drum, will be pushing tradition firmly into the court of the avant-garde with their inventive, eccentric and wild reinterpretations, in the same way that AM444 will be enchanting the Village with their incomparable electro influenced style.
In 2015, Paléo is celebrating its 40th edition with the best of music past, present and future. It will be richer by one extra day and a host of new projects specially conceived for the occasion. The Festival is looking resolutely forward to a future bright in innovative, original colours in order to broaden its artistic horizons, providing a cultural offer clearly placed under the sign of discovery.
Tickets and passes will be on sale from midday on Wednesday 22 April (reduced prices available until 30.04) on paleo.ch and at all the usual sales outlets.
An artist announced through a t-shirt, that’s a first! Indeed, following the sale of an official t-shirt presenting his 2015 tour dates, along with Paléo’s, doubt is no longer an option: Robbie Williams will take stage on the Grande Scène of Paléo Festival Nyon on Monday 20 July.
Organisers of the Festival look forward to welcoming this generous artist full of humour and grandeur with his 70 million albums sold. This regular of extraordinary stadium shows, will make a halt at the Paléo Festival Nyon during his aptly named "Let Me Entertain You Tour". The artist with countless hits such as Feel, Angels, Millenium or Supreme, will surely turn on the audience on the Plaine de l’Asse during this exceptional concert.
The 40th Paléo Festival Nyon will take place on 20-26 July 2015. The full line-up will be revealed on Tuesday 14 April live from 10am on paleo.ch and tickets will be available from Wednesday 22 April at midday.
Electro, rock, hip-hop, folk, blues or chanson, discover the 2015 swiss artists! Three names will complete the swiss line-up soon.
The full line-up will be reveiled on Tuesday 14 April 2015 from 11am on paleo.ch (press conference on streaming from 10am).
Sunday 26 July 2015, the Orchestre des Continents and the young piano soloist prodigy Louis Schwizgebel will be performing on the Grande Scène of Paléo Festival Nyon for an exceptional concert under the baton of conductor Thierry Fischer.
In 2015, in celebration of its 40th edition, Paléo Festival Nyon will be enriching its programme with a variety of new projects, specially conceived for the occasion. Today, Paléo is delighted to be able to unveil the line-up for its classical music concert, a now deeply rooted tradition at the Festival. This year’s made to measure programme is quite exceptional: the Concerto for piano and orchestra n° 2 in C Minor op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff and excerpts form Romeo and Juliet, ballet music op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Orchestre des Continents. This ensemble of over 90 musicians, conducted by Thierry Fischer, will be appearing on the Grande Scène for what promises to be a highly memorable concert.
An ambitious collaboration reborn for this jubilee year: the Orchestre des Continents, initiated in 2011, is composed of musicians from Universities of Music of Lausanne (HEMU) and Geneva (Geneva-HEM) and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore. The Orchestra will be playing with the young Sino-Swiss piano soloist prodigy, Louis Schwizgebel, a pupil of Brigitte Meyer and Pascal Devoyon in Berlin and of Emanuel Ax in New York. The concert will be conducted by one of the best Swiss batons, Thierry Fischer, a good friend of the Festival, who has already pulled off a considerable feat at Paléo: conducting one of the very first classical music concert at the Festival in 1991. Paléo is looking forward to a brightly coloured and innovative future and to broadening its artistic horizons in order to provide its public with an entire week placed firmly under the sign of discovery.
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