Paléo Festival 2016

Chemin de l'Asse,
Nyon, Switzerland
Mon, 20 July - Sun, 26 July 2015
Type: Festival
Established: 1976
Capacity: 35,000
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Geneve-cointrin Geneva GVA 4 21 km
Chambery Chambery CMF 1 89 km




Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:36:41 +0000

The organisers of Paléo Festival are delighted to announce the only Swiss date on the reunion tour event of the members of the legendary French rock band Téléphone. They will play on Friday 22 July 2016 on the Main Stage.

Les Insus is the name that Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac and Richard Kolinka have chosen for the group that sees them reunited after years of successful solo careers and ready to grace Paléo Festival’s Grande Scène in July of next year. The composers of numerous hits such as Un autre monde, Ça (c’est vraiment toi), New-York avec toi, La bombe humaine and Cendrillon are sure to have the crowd vibrating with them during this concert-event that will also mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of their original group, Téléphone, formed the same year as a certain… Paléo Festival.


Good to know

The traditionnal Xmas offer will start on 1st of December at noon until Friday 18th of December. This offer applies only to 6-day passes (limited availability).

More info on the December ticket offer

The 40+1 edition of Paléo Festival Nyon will take place from 19 to 24 July 2016 and will host a Village du Monde flying the colours of the Celtic world. The line-up will be unveiled on Tuesday 12 April and tickets will be on sale from midday on Wednesday 20 April.

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:52:37 +0000

Today, Paléo Festival Nyon unveils the poster for its 40+1 edition. A festive visual universe peopled by a crowd of imaginary beings, a colourful reflection of the Festival’s eclectic line-up and public.

Ana Lourenço and Boris Jordan are two young second-year students in visual communication, both aged 22, and both training in a workshop directed by the Geneva-based agency BaseDesign at the city’s School of Art & Design (HEAD, HES-SO). Today they are presenting the fruit of their work, a poster that has both a festive and a vintage feel to it, reminiscent of the folk aesthetic from the early days of the Festival.

From engraving to pixels

"The idea of representing festivalgoers as fish came to us quite spontaneously and we liked it straight away, because it allowed us to illustrate the different aspects of Paléo", says Ana. "The crowd of fish is a way of putting the spotlight on the Festival’s rich and eclectic musical line-up, but also reflects the different styles of the Festival crowd, the great variety of ages and musical tastes.” During the development of the concept, they quickly realised that they had stumbled on a rather happy coincidence: "The fish is also the emblem of the town of Nyon. This fact convinced us that we were on the right track", she added. The two students started by scanning and cropping engravings of saltwater and freshwater fish from the 19th century. After this initial stage they added their own personal and very contemporary touch. According to Boris, this was the most amusing part of the creative process: "We invited about twenty of our closest friends to a studio session and took photos of their arms and legs and the various other visual elements. So we know who each fish’s arms and legs really belong to and we finished the poster in the same way we go to the Festival: surrounded by our friends. After that we divided up the work quite naturally between scans, crops, photographs, compositions and printing."

By creating this surrealist school of human fish, Ana and Boris wanted to represent the diversity of the spectators and staff at Paléo. The variety of compositions, colours, elements and motifs are meant to help the protagonists identify with and appropriate them. As with the Festival’s line-up, everyone should be able to find something to his or her taste. The guitar and the seventies-inspired designs – created digitally – recall the posters of that period, thus clearly referencing the origins of the event.

Please note

The 40+1 edition of Paléo Festival Nyon will take place from 19 to 24 July 2016 and will be hosting a Village du Monde displaying the colours of the Celtic world. The line-up will be revealed on Tuesday 12 April and tickets will go on sale at midday on Wednesday 20 April 2016.

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 05:00:00 +0000

Après avoir fait rire la Suisse romande entière et une partie de la France, 120’’ a fait une halte à Paléo, ultime étape d’une magnifique aventure scénique. L'enjeu était de taille: créer en quelques semaines un spectacle drôle, avec comme matière première la fabuleuse histoire du Paléo Festival Nyon, puis le présenter une seule et unique fois sur la Grande Scène du Festival, devant 35'000 personnes. Mais les deux Vincent n'en sont plus à leur premier coup d'essai. En présentant la Suisse aux Suisses à la radio, au théâtre ou encore à la télévision et en faisant le choix de l’intelligence et de l’acuité, ce duo comique s’est donné les moyens de rire de tout ce que notre pays compte d’institutions. Et maintenant de Paléo, avec sa bénédiction.

Connaissant la complicité du duo avec son public et l'émotion particulière qu'allait dégager cette expérience, le Paléo Festival Nyon et la Radio Télévision Suisse se sont alliés pour immortaliser ce spectacle unique dans un DVD. Celui-ci est disponible dès maintenant au Paléo Shop ou en ligne sur

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:37:03 +0000

In the lead-up to the 40th edition of Paléo Festival Nyon, the compilation «Extrême-Orient» today provides a foretaste of the artists appearing at the Village du Monde 2015 and offers you the opportunity of discovering the cultural ambassadors of this region of a thousand contrasts.

The Far East, land of myths and legends and cradle of ancient civilisations. Explorers discovered a plurality of cultures, landscapes, flora and fauna and carried away a multitude of influences in the holds of their ships. The region includes countries as varied as Mongolia, Russia, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, as well as all of South East Asia: Vietnam, The Philippines and Thailand, to name but three. The Far East is a land of a thousand contrasts, in which the latest technological developments take place in societies still very much attached to ancient traditions.

On the strength of a rich and flourishing musical heritage, certain musicians and groups have assumed the role of preserving and perpetuating this timeless treasure, whilst others have set about the task of transferring this patrimony to a more contemporary musical setting, thus achieving a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity.  This compilation, with its multi-coloured selection of tracks, is an invitation to discover both newcomers and established artists, our guides on a brief tour of the musical landscapes of the Far East.

The CD of the 2015 Village du Monde, produced in partnership with Disques Office and Radio Télévision Suisse, is now available at the price of CHF 25.- from, at the Paléo Shop, from your local record store and in the Festival's boutiques.


01. Violons Barbares (Mongolia / Bulgaria / France) - Saulem ai
02. Shanren (China) - 30 Years
03. Hanggai (Inner Mongolia / China) - Baifang (Back to You)
04. Pascals (Japan) - The Mitten
05. Wang Li (China) - Past Present Future, Pt.2
06. Tulegur (Inner Mongolia / China) - Horse Riding
07. Huun-Huur-Tu (Russia-Tuva) - Oeske Cherde (Foreign Land)
08. A Moving Sound (Taiwan) - Harvest
09. Noreum Machi (South Korea) - Sinawi
10. Dawanggang (China) - Four Ways
11. The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (Thailand) - Roob Lor Pu Tai
12. AM444 featuring -M-(China / Netherlands / France) - Détache-toi
13. Maïa Barouh (Japan / France) - Jongala
14. Yat-Kha (Russia-Tuva) - Karangailyg Kara Hovaa
15. Second Hand Rose (China) - Allow Part of Artists to Get Rich First
16. Jambinai (South Korea) - Time Of Extinction
17. Gocoo (Japan) - Ray-Coo
18. Les Tambours de Tokyo / Oedo Sukeroku Taiko (Japan) - Matsuri


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