Paléo Festival 2016

Chemin de l'Asse,
Nyon, Switzerland
Tue, 19 July - Sun, 24 July 2016
Type: Festival
Established: 1976
Capacity: 35,000
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Geneve-cointrin Geneva GVA 4 21 km
Chambery Chambery CMF 1 89 km




Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:18:34 +0000

Aware of its social responsibility, Paléo Festival is committed to supporting a number of social and charitable organisations. Every year the Festival provides a space on the site for NGO’s thus permitting them to inform the public of their activities and raise awareness amongst festivalgoers about the causes they are defending. This summer, come and meet Reporters without Borders, the Festival’s charity partner.

Founded in 1985, RWB is a recognized public interest, non-governmental, non profit-making body and enjoys consultant status at the United Nations and UNESCO. Its activities are carried out by over 150 correspondents on all 5 continents, and through the work of its national sections, including Switzerland. In some countries, journalists can spend years in prison for a phrase or a photo. Imprisoning or murdering a journalist is a way to eliminate an essential witness and threaten everyone’s right to freedom of information. RWB works on a daily basis to promote and defend the freedom to inform and be informed throughout the world.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 09:55:00 +0000

Do not encourage the black market: sign up right away for the ticket market and get tickets at fair prices and at no risk!

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:43 +0000

Ticketing for the 41st Festival was launched today at midday and the whole 200,000 tickets are now in the hands of festivalgoers. This success pleases the organisers of the Festival and 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 Monday 2 May at 12 on

Only three hours were required for the Paléo Festival to sell all its tickets for the 41st edition. Tuesday tickets were all sold in 5 minutes, accompanied by Friday, Wednesday and Thursday a few minutes later. Saturday was also quick to follow and Sunday completed these exceptional sales.

Muse, Iron Maiden, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Louise Attaque, Bastille, Les Insus (ex-Téléphone), The Lumineers, Michel Polnareff, Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy, Boys Noize, Francis Cabrel, Ibrahim Maalouf, Louane and all the artists of the 2016 edition will have the pleasure of producing themselves in front of a sell-out crowd from 19 July to 24 July.

There's still a chance to get tickets!

  • To fight at best against the black market, the Festival organises the traditional "ticket market" on this website. This platform will be launched on Monday 2 May at midday and will make possible for anybody to sell and / or buy tickets at a fair price and safely.
Also, 1500 tickets have been set aside for each evening during the Festival. They will be on sale from 9 a.m. every day of the Festival on this website and at Ticketcorner outlets. Please note: no tickets will be on sale at the Festival ticket offices.
  • Try your luck and win your tickets from now until 23rd May thanks to our competition.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:00:52 +0000

Muse, Iron Maiden, The Chemical Brothers, Michel Polnareff, Massive Attack, Louise Attaque, Bastille, Les Insus (ex-Téléphone), The Lumineers, Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy, Francis Cabrel, Boys Noize, Ibrahim Maalouf, Louane will all be on the resolutely eclectic line-up of the 41st Paléo Festival Nyon. Offering an extremely rich musical panorama, the 2016 edition will oscillate between rock, electro, French chanson, hip-hop, reggae, trip-hop and groove. The Village du Monde, continuing its annual peregrinations, will be making a halt in the mysterious landscapes of the Celtic countries. Tickets and passes will go on sale at midday on Wednesday 20th April. More information and points of sale on

A very broad based line-up that heralds the return of rock and pop in all their many manifestations. On the rock front, Muse will be disgorging a burning lava flow of incendiary guitar riffs, engulfing everything in its path in flames. There will be another series of conflagrations thanks to the epic rock of Les Insus (ex-Téléphone), the wild, psychic garage sound of The Deaf and the avant-garde experimentations of Kiku & Blixa Bargeld & Black Cracker. Metal will be featured prominently with the apocalyptic atmosphere of the absolute masters of heavy, Iron Maiden, the melodic metal of The Raven Age, the Celtic folk-metal of Eluveitie and the divinely obscure rock of J.C. Satàn.

Lilly Wood & The Prick, AaRON and Jain will be radiant with their flamboyant electro-pop and nothing looks like being able to stop the feisty foursome of Bastille or The Lumineers, with their heavenly folk, not to mention Courtney Barnett’s audaciously reinvented, timeless rock with its pop accents.

Alongside Michel Polnareff, Francis Cabrel, Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy, the new generation of French music will be in full bloom with the likes of Thomas Dutronc, Louane, Fréro Delavega and Vianney. French was once principally the language of chanson, but today occupies a prime position in the contemporary musical landscape and is a medium for every musical style. The repertoire of Stephan Eicher, revisited with the help of a collection of automatons, the chrome cold wave of Grand Blanc, the undulating electro of Flavien Berger, the dynamic lyrics of Louise Attaque, the mischievous songs of Giédré and the pop-rock à la Gainsbourg of Le Roi Angus are just a sample of some of its riches.

The thunderous big beat of The Chemical Brothers and the aerial trip-hop of Massive Attack will be leading the way towards a horizon studded with fascinating artists. For a few years now electro, a complete genre in itself, has been proving its worth at the Festival. Oscillating between electronic and organic sounds, it will be represented by the heavy bass of Boys Noize, Birdy Nam Nam’s ultra-mastered scratch with its hip-hop accents, the classy deep house of The Avener and Synapson and the enchanting universe of Fakear. The Festival site is going to be vibrating deep into the night.

Whilst Tiken Jah Fakoly and Nattali Rize will be spreading messages of unity with their activist reggae, hip-hop will also be electrifying the Festival with the magisterial flow of Ocean Wisdom, the dancehall roars of Caribbean Dandee: Joey Starr & Nathy and the revelations of French rap, Bigflo & Oli, not forgetting the powerful lyrics of Abd Al Malik and Pihpoh, rap-slammers who play poetically with the French language. D’Jal who earned his stripes at the Jamel Comedy Club, will be presenting his deliriously funny show "Just D'Jal" with its series of side-splitting sketches.

Set a course for the lands of the Celts!

This summer, the Village du Monde will be visiting the Celtic countries. Travelling between Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and the Asturias, it will be highlighting the exceptional range of culture and music originating from these different regions, with a line-up of artists that combine traditional music and contemporary sounds, including electronic, rock, pop and punk.

In this category, the electro collective Turbo Sans Visa will be presenting their explorations into some surprising sound and visual dimensions, whilst Krismenn & Alem will demonstrate their brilliant fusion of gwertz and beat box. Alan Stivell, standard-bearer of Breton folk, will be plucking his harp to a background of electronic sounds as Denez introduces a fresh soft breeze with his aerial music. Rock and bagpipes will also be to the forefront thanks to classy performances from The Real McKenzies and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, experts in covering heavy hits with a little Scottish sauce.

The traditional scene will be proudly represented by the federating folk of The Rapparees, the wild dancing of Danceperados of Ireland and the authentic melodies of Altan and the Sharon Shannon Band. As for Carlos Núñez, he will be acting as ambassador for Galicia with his virtuoso performance on the gaïta.

The journey will come to an end on Sunday with the traditional fireworks display, after the concert by the Sinfonietta de Lausanne, under the baton of Alexander Mayer, who will perform the New World Symphony by Antonín Dvořák.

Tickets and passes will be on sale at midday on Wednesday 20 April (preferential tariffs available until 30.04). More information and points of sale on

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 04:44:24 +0000

Exceptional bands require exceptional measures: the organisers of Paléo Festival Nyon, Montreux Jazz Festival, and Gurten Festival are pleased to be able to coordinate their efforts in order to announce the three Swiss dates of the "Drones World Tour", the much awaited world tour by Muse.

The organisers of Paléo Festival Nyon are delighted to announce the appearance of Muse, incandescent heroes of intense rock music and leaders in the organisation of spectacular world tours. Muse have been excelling for the past twenty years in the art of electrifying audiences with waves of guitar sounds and the powerful and piercing voice of their charismatic lead singer, Matthew Bellamy. Recent laureates of the Grammy Award in the category best rock album for Drones, the British trio have composed a host of glittering musical jewels, oscillating between ambitiously harmonic orchestrations and furious rock’n’roll.

Muse will be performing on 19 July on the Festival’s Grande Scène, some sixteen years after their first appearance in Nyon. To mark the occasion of the Swiss tour by this immensely popular group, the three Festivals are delighted to combine their efforts to ensure that the public will have a choice of festival venues in order to fully enjoy the concert by Muse this summer: 2 July at Montreux Jazz Festival, 14 July at Gurten Festival and 19 July at Paléo Festival Nyon.

Please note

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



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