Paléo Festival 2020

Chemin de l'Asse,
Nyon, Switzerland
Tue, 19 July - Sun, 24 July 2016
Type: Festival
Size:
Established: 1976
Capacity: 35,000
Rate:
15 Votes

Lineup:

To be Announced

Location:

Paléo Festival Map Paléo Festival Location Open in

Travel:

Arriving and Departing from

Flights:

To AirportCityCodeSizeDistanceFlights 
Geneve-cointrin Geneva GVA 4 21 km
Chambery Chambery CMF 1 89 km

Hotels:

Tickets:

News:

 
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Coronavirus - Statement mars 2020 - EN

We can’t wait to see you again, but until then…

Dear festivalgoers, volunteers, artists, partners, suppliers, friends, loved ones, 

We are committed to keeping you updated as things have drastically changed in the last few weeks. General uncertainty, sick people, overwhelmed hospitals, queues outside shops, a constant flow of information… but also people clapping at their windows, social media brimming with creativity and humour, displays of solidarity: this is what our daily lives are now made of. No one can pretend that nothing is happening! 

In this context, is a music festival still a priority? Certainly not… And yet, preparing Paléo is our passion as well as our job. Obviously we cannot control how the situation will develop but would like to tell you that we are putting all our efforts, will and hearts into the preparation of the upcoming Festival, in the hope that these difficult times will soon be behind us all. 

You send us questions, you call us. Like you, we have never had to face such a situation before. We do not have a crystal ball, nor do we have a time-travelling machine. Nevertheless, we have sought to answer your questions below

Let us start from the beginning...

We organise a Festival. We are a team.

A team that consists of close to 5000 volunteers, 65 permanent staff members as well as hundreds of suppliers, sponsors, service providers and friends who help us prepare for this extraordinary week. They all have names and faces: Marina, Jacques, Régine, Yacine, Aurélie, David, Malika. They draw up plans, programme artists, build up the Festival, serve beers, set up toilets or clean the site of its cigarette butts. Thousands of people work tirelessly so you feel as warmly welcomed as possible and so the event is a success! 

We are obviously preparing for all eventualities but we also hope for the best-case scenario. As things stand, the Festival will take place from 20 to 26 July. We are working remotely from our kitchens and living-rooms, with or without children running around, we are Skyping and setting up video-conferences to, we sincerely hope, offer you the most wonderful festival this summer. 

However, we also want to reassert our values of sharing: take care of each other, stay at home, follow the instructions and be united! Let’s drop off groceries and kind little notes for the most vulnerable people, clap at our windows, organise virtual cocktail hours online, send postcards to old people’s homes… In short, let’s be creative and come up with ideas that will help us all get through these trying times together quickly, so that we might think about meeting up again as soon as possible! 

We think about, and deeply support those who work on the front every day, in any field. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your work and your commitment. We are also thinking about all the cultural stakeholders and more broadly the affected sectors which are in a difficult situation today. 

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 

The Paléo Team 

FAQ

Our aim here is to answer your questions as clearly as possible. As you know, we are currently going through a period of great uncertainty, and our answers to your questions may change as a consequence. Hence, we will adapt our answers according to developments.

  • Are you still planning to announce the programme on 5 May?

    We are monitoring the situation closely. As things stand, the programme will be revealed on 5 May and the ticket office will open on 13 May. Nevertheless, we may have to postpone, depending on how the situation develops. However, we cannot imagine announcing our programme and opening our ticket office before the general situation has improved. 

  • Will the Festival take place?

    As things stand, Paléo will take place this summer and we are hard at work preparing the Festival which will take place from 20 to 26 July 2020. 

    Since the situation is unpredictable, we are preparing for all eventualities but we are hoping for the best-case scenario. We believe it is important, in compliance with the rules and recommendations of the Federal Council, to continue with our planning and to avoid needlessly interrupting everything. However, it is obvious that if sanitary conditions do not improve as the Festival looms closer, then we will have to postpone it. At this time, it is too early to say.

    In-house, we have complied with the Federal Council’s measures and have implemented an online, remote-working system. We are working towards the Festival, but remotely. Nevertheless, we are carefully weighing the risks and consequences that postponing the Festival might pose.

  • The authorities have banned any events for the time being, but what about this summer?

    We would need a time-travelling machine or a really very effective crystal ball, but at this time it is impossible for us to know if the Federal Council’s measures will still stand this summer. Hence, we are preparing for all eventualities.

    In any case, we will obviously comply with Federal and Cantonal orders and will not expose our public, teams and partners to any risks we might deem excessive. Our responsibility and values are at stake here.

    However, if the Festival is indeed put off, the situation could be critical and potentially throw Paléo into jeopardy.

  • Do you have a back-up plan?

    As things stand we are working according to our normal schedule. The situation we are in is unpredictable and it is difficult to know how it will develop in the months to come.

    As we plan and prepare for the Festival, we assess risks at all levels, including the possible postponement of the event.

  • Does Paléo have insurance?

    Paléo Festival is not covered against a pandemic. To our knowledge, such insurance does not exist. It is difficult for us at the moment to know exactly what would happen if Paléo had to be postponed. Either way however, the situation would be critical and could even put the Festival in jeopardy.

  • Does Glastonbury’s decision to cancel this year’s festival affect Paléo?

    We were extremely sad to learn that a major festival like Glastonbury had to cancel due to the pandemic. The shockwave of that decision was felt throughout the cultural scene, including in the Paléo team. The cancellations of events that are geographically closer such as Cully Jazz Festival and Voix de Fête, as well as clubs closing their doors, were all difficult to accept.

    Nevertheless, each case is unique. Glastonbury’s cancellation has no direct impact on Paléo. Its organisers announced they had to cancel because the construction phase for the festival begins three months before the beginning of the event with the help of thousands of volunteers and staff, which is not the case for us. Paléo’s construction work takes place over four weeks, i.e. a lead-time that is much shorter and closer to the beginning of the event.

    There are many other major festivals in Switzerland and Europe that take place in the summer with whom we are in close contact and regularly share information. Fortunately, increased solidarity between all our events has developed during this extraordinary crisis.

Félix Wilson Fri 27/03/2020 - 10:00
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Coronavirus - Statement mars 2020 - EN

We can’t wait to see you again, but until then…

Dear festivalgoers, volunteers, artists, partners, suppliers, friends, loved ones, 

We are committed to keeping you updated as things have drastically changed in the last few weeks. General uncertainty, sick people, overwhelmed hospitals, queues outside shops, a constant flow of information… but also people clapping at their windows, social media brimming with creativity and humour, displays of solidarity: this is what our daily lives are now made of. No one can pretend that nothing is happening! 

In this context, is a music festival still a priority? Certainly not… And yet, preparing Paléo is our passion as well as our job. Obviously we cannot control how the situation will develop but would like to tell you that we are putting all our efforts, will and hearts into the preparation of the upcoming Festival, in the hope that these difficult times will soon be behind us all. 

You send us questions, you call us. Like you, we have never had to face such a situation before. We do not have a crystal ball, nor do we have a time-travelling machine. Nevertheless, we have sought to answer your questions below

Let us start from the beginning...

We organise a Festival. We are a team.

A team that consists of close to 5000 volunteers, 65 permanent staff members as well as hundreds of suppliers, sponsors, service providers and friends who help us prepare for this extraordinary week. They all have names and faces: Marina, Jacques, Régine, Yacine, Aurélie, David, Malika. They draw up plans, programme artists, build up the Festival, serve beers, set up toilets or clean the site of its cigarette butts. Thousands of people work tirelessly so you feel as warmly welcomed as possible and so the event is a success! 

We are obviously preparing for all eventualities but we also hope for the best-case scenario. As things stand, the Festival will take place from 20 to 26 July. We are working remotely from our kitchens and living-rooms, with or without children running around, we are Skyping and setting up video-conferences to, we sincerely hope, offer you the most wonderful festival this summer. 

However, we also want to reassert our values of sharing: take care of each other, stay at home, follow the instructions and be united! Let’s drop off groceries and kind little notes for the most vulnerable people, clap at our windows, organise virtual cocktail hours online, send postcards to old people’s homes… In short, let’s be creative and come up with ideas that will help us all get through these trying times together quickly, so that we might think about meeting up again as soon as possible! 

We think about, and deeply support those who work on the front every day, in any field. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your work and your commitment. We are also thinking about all the cultural stakeholders and more broadly the affected sectors which are in a difficult situation today. 

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 

The Paléo Team 

FAQ

Our aim here is to answer your questions as clearly as possible. As you know, we are currently going through a period of great uncertainty, and our answers to your questions may change as a consequence. Hence, we will adapt our answers according to developments.

  • Are you still planning to announce the programme on 5 May?

    We are monitoring the situation closely. As things stand, the programme will be revealed on 5 May and the ticket office will open on 13 May. Nevertheless, we may have to postpone, depending on how the situation develops. However, we cannot imagine announcing our programme and opening our ticket office before the general situation has improved. 

  • Will the Festival take place?

    As things stand, Paléo will take place this summer and we are hard at work preparing the Festival which will take place from 20 to 26 July 2020. 

    Since the situation is unpredictable, we are preparing for all eventualities but we are hoping for the best-case scenario. We believe it is important, in compliance with the rules and recommendations of the Federal Council, to continue with our planning and to avoid needlessly interrupting everything. However, it is obvious that if sanitary conditions do not improve as the Festival looms closer, then we will have to postpone it. At this time, it is too early to say.

    In-house, we have complied with the Federal Council’s measures and have implemented an online, remote-working system. We are working towards the Festival, but remotely. Nevertheless, we are carefully weighing the risks and consequences that postponing the Festival might pose.

  • The authorities have banned any events for the time being, but what about this summer?

    We would need a time-travelling machine or a really very effective crystal ball, but at this time it is impossible for us to know if the Federal Council’s measures will still stand this summer. Hence, we are preparing for all eventualities.

    In any case, we will obviously comply with Federal and Cantonal orders and will not expose our public, teams and partners to any risks we might deem excessive. Our responsibility and values are at stake here.

    However, if the Festival is indeed put off, the situation could be critical and potentially throw Paléo into jeopardy.

  • Do you have a back-up plan?

    As things stand we are working according to our normal schedule. The situation we are in is unpredictable and it is difficult to know how it will develop in the months to come.

    As we plan and prepare for the Festival, we assess risks at all levels, including the possible postponement of the event.

  • Does Paléo have insurance?

    Paléo Festival is not covered against a pandemic. To our knowledge, such insurance does not exist. It is difficult for us at the moment to know exactly what would happen if Paléo had to be postponed. Either way however, the situation would be critical and could even put the Festival in jeopardy.

  • Does Glastonbury’s decision to cancel this year’s festival affect Paléo?

    We were extremely sad to learn that a major festival like Glastonbury had to cancel due to the pandemic. The shockwave of that decision was felt throughout the cultural scene, including in the Paléo team. The cancellations of events that are geographically closer such as Cully Jazz Festival and Voix de Fête, as well as clubs closing their doors, were all difficult to accept.

    Nevertheless, each case is unique. Glastonbury’s cancellation has no direct impact on Paléo. Its organisers announced they had to cancel because the construction phase for the festival begins three months before the beginning of the event with the help of thousands of volunteers and staff, which is not the case for us. Paléo’s construction work takes place over four weeks, i.e. a lead-time that is much shorter and closer to the beginning of the event.

    There are many other major festivals in Switzerland and Europe that take place in the summer with whom we are in close contact and regularly share information. Fortunately, increased solidarity between all our events has developed during this extraordinary crisis.

Félix Wilson Fri 27/03/2020 - 10:00
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Coronavirus - Statement mars 2020 - EN

We can’t wait to see you again, but until then…

Dear festivalgoers, volunteers, artists, partners, suppliers, friends, loved ones, 

We are committed to keeping you updated as things have drastically changed in the last few weeks. General uncertainty, sick people, overwhelmed hospitals, queues outside shops, a constant flow of information… but also people clapping at their windows, social media brimming with creativity and humour, displays of solidarity: this is what our daily lives are now made of. No one can pretend that nothing is happening! 

In this context, is a music festival still a priority? Certainly not… And yet, preparing Paléo is our passion as well as our job. Obviously we cannot control how the situation will develop but would like to tell you that we are putting all our efforts, will and hearts into the preparation of the upcoming Festival, in the hope that these difficult times will soon be behind us all. 

You send us questions, you call us. Like you, we have never had to face such a situation before. We do not have a crystal ball, nor do we have a time-travelling machine. Nevertheless, we have sought to answer your questions below

Let us start from the beginning...

We organise a Festival. We are a team.

A team that consists of close to 5000 volunteers, 65 permanent staff members as well as hundreds of suppliers, sponsors, service providers and friends who help us prepare for this extraordinary week. They all have names and faces: Marina, Jacques, Régine, Yacine, Aurélie, David, Malika. They draw up plans, programme artists, build up the Festival, serve beers, set up toilets or clean the site of its cigarette butts. Thousands of people work tirelessly so you feel as warmly welcomed as possible and so the event is a success! 

We are obviously preparing for all eventualities but we also hope for the best-case scenario. As things stand, the Festival will take place from 20 to 26 July. We are working remotely from our kitchens and living-rooms, with or without children running around, we are Skyping and setting up video-conferences to, we sincerely hope, offer you the most wonderful festival this summer. 

However, we also want to reassert our values of sharing: take care of each other, stay at home, follow the instructions and be united! Let’s drop off groceries and kind little notes for the most vulnerable people, clap at our windows, organise virtual cocktail hours online, send postcards to old people’s homes… In short, let’s be creative and come up with ideas that will help us all get through these trying times together quickly, so that we might think about meeting up again as soon as possible! 

We think about, and deeply support those who work on the front every day, in any field. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your work and your commitment. We are also thinking about all the cultural stakeholders and more broadly the affected sectors which are in a difficult situation today. 

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 

The Paléo Team 

FAQ

Our aim here is to answer your questions as clearly as possible. As you know, we are currently going through a period of great uncertainty, and our answers to your questions may change as a consequence. Hence, we will adapt our answers according to developments.

  • Are you still planning to announce the programme on 5 May?

    We are monitoring the situation closely. As things stand, the programme will be revealed on 5 May and the ticket office will open on 13 May. Nevertheless, we may have to postpone, depending on how the situation develops. However, we cannot imagine announcing our programme and opening our ticket office before the general situation has improved. 

  • Will the Festival take place?

    As things stand, Paléo will take place this summer and we are hard at work preparing the Festival which will take place from 20 to 26 July 2020. 

    Since the situation is unpredictable, we are preparing for all eventualities but we are hoping for the best-case scenario. We believe it is important, in compliance with the rules and recommendations of the Federal Council, to continue with our planning and to avoid needlessly interrupting everything. However, it is obvious that if sanitary conditions do not improve as the Festival looms closer, then we will have to postpone it. At this time, it is too early to say.

    In-house, we have complied with the Federal Council’s measures and have implemented an online, remote-working system. We are working towards the Festival, but remotely. Nevertheless, we are carefully weighing the risks and consequences that postponing the Festival might pose.

  • The authorities have banned any events for the time being, but what about this summer?

    We would need a time-travelling machine or a really very effective crystal ball, but at this time it is impossible for us to know if the Federal Council’s measures will still stand this summer. Hence, we are preparing for all eventualities.

    In any case, we will obviously comply with Federal and Cantonal orders and will not expose our public, teams and partners to any risks we might deem excessive. Our responsibility and values are at stake here.

    However, if the Festival is indeed put off, the situation could be critical and potentially throw Paléo into jeopardy.

  • Do you have a back-up plan?

    As things stand we are working according to our normal schedule. The situation we are in is unpredictable and it is difficult to know how it will develop in the months to come.

    As we plan and prepare for the Festival, we assess risks at all levels, including the possible postponement of the event.

  • Does Paléo have insurance?

    Paléo Festival is not covered against a pandemic. To our knowledge, such insurance does not exist. It is difficult for us at the moment to know exactly what would happen if Paléo had to be postponed. Either way however, the situation would be critical and could even put the Festival in jeopardy.

  • Does Glastonbury’s decision to cancel this year’s festival affect Paléo?

    We were extremely sad to learn that a major festival like Glastonbury had to cancel due to the pandemic. The shockwave of that decision was felt throughout the cultural scene, including in the Paléo team. The cancellations of events that are geographically closer such as Cully Jazz Festival and Voix de Fête, as well as clubs closing their doors, were all difficult to accept.

    Nevertheless, each case is unique. Glastonbury’s cancellation has no direct impact on Paléo. Its organisers announced they had to cancel because the construction phase for the festival begins three months before the beginning of the event with the help of thousands of volunteers and staff, which is not the case for us. Paléo’s construction work takes place over four weeks, i.e. a lead-time that is much shorter and closer to the beginning of the event.

    There are many other major festivals in Switzerland and Europe that take place in the summer with whom we are in close contact and regularly share information. Fortunately, increased solidarity between all our events has developed during this extraordinary crisis.

Félix Wilson Fri 27/03/2020 - 10:00
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:45:00 +0000
News coronavirus - Report conférence de presse 2020 - EN

Paléo will unveil its line-up on May 5th!

As soon as the programme is released, Paléo should be in a festive mood. We want festivalgoers to look forward to a celebration of music, emotions and the senses. Given the current context, we have decided to postpone the announcement of our festival line-up to Tuesday 5 May with tickets going on sale on Wednesday 13 May at noon. We're working hard to deliver a wonderful Festival from 20 to 26 July! 

Let's summarise:

  • Line-up announcement: Tuesday 5 May
  • Tickets go on sale: Wednesday 13 May at noon (start queuing at 11:45 a.m. on paleo.ch).
  • Paléo Festival Nyon: 20 to 26 July

We also would like to express our full solidarity and support to our friends and colleagues from festivals and events strongly affected by the situation.

Take care, much love to all.

The Paléo Team 

Félix Wilson Fri 13/03/2020 - 15:45
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:45:00 +0000
News coronavirus - Report conférence de presse 2020 - EN

Paléo will unveil its line-up on May 5th!

As soon as the programme is released, Paléo should be in a festive mood. We want festivalgoers to look forward to a celebration of music, emotions and the senses. Given the current context, we have decided to postpone the announcement of our festival line-up to Tuesday 5 May with tickets going on sale on Wednesday 13 May at noon. We're working hard to deliver a wonderful Festival from 20 to 26 July! 

Let's summarise:

  • Line-up announcement: Tuesday 5 May
  • Tickets go on sale: Wednesday 13 May at noon (start queuing at 11:45 a.m. on paleo.ch).
  • Paléo Festival Nyon: 20 to 26 July

We also would like to express our full solidarity and support to our friends and colleagues from festivals and events strongly affected by the situation.

Take care, much love to all.

The Paléo Team 

Félix Wilson Fri 13/03/2020 - 15:45
1234

SocialFeeds:

Line-up data on this page has been provided by http://www.last.fm.