Paléo Festival 2014

Nyon, Switzerland

Tue, 22 July - Sun, 27 July 2014
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, 09 Sep 2014 03:15:54 +0000

Today, Paléo Festival Nyon is unveiling the poster for its 40th edition. It represents a multi-coloured visual universe, featuring colourful figures that mirror the heterogeneous nature of the Festival’s audience.

Keen to explore new graphic horizons for its 40th anniversary, Paléo invited five graphic design agencies from Switzerland to take part in a competition for the creation of its visual identity for 2015. The winner is BaseDesign from Geneva, an agency specialised in brand identity and who won over the jury with their playful and highly colourful project. Part of an international network of creative studios, active for over twenty years in Brussels and New York, BaseDesign have distinguished themselves by an original approach that gives pride of place to the synergy between strategy, experience and intuition.

A Festival that reflects its audience

The idea that guided the process of creation of these visuals could be resumed in one phrase: "Paléo is my Festival!" For Hervé Rigal of BaseDesign, Paléo is part of our own personal and collective stories and in some ways belongs to each and every one of us, through the different souvenirs that link us to it. By including a series of illustrations representing a host of emblematic instants from the Festival, the agency wanted to include diversity and lived experiences, but also pay tribute to the spectators and staff of Paléo.

The numerous handmade drawings and their lively, seventies-inspired colours are a reminder of posters from the past, a timely nod in the direction of the event’s origins. Developed according to the style of the “exquisite corpse”, these very diversified illustrations, in which childhood images are mixed with trash details, offer a great variety of combinations and nuances. By drawing a composite portrait of the people who have made it possible for the Festival to exist, the poster and its various derivatives aim at a form of identification and appropriation by its audience. As with the Festival’s line-up, everyone will surely find something to enjoy.

To celebrate its anniversary, Paléo has chosen to pay tribute to its audience and staff, the people that have been its lifeblood for the past 40 years.

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:01:09 +0000

Following the rains of the last days, the rain contingency plan «Diluvio» is effective. All the car parks around the Festival are unusable and therefore totally closed. The motorists will be directed to parking in the city of Nyon where the free shuttle bus service will be strengthened. In all events, we would ask everyone to kindly follow the directions now in place and behave with patience and courtesy.

Use public transport and share cars!

Festivalgoers are strongly encouraged by the organisation to use the public transport system, a reliable way to reach the Festival site. Paléo would like to take this opportunity of reminding the public that the public transport system now in place serves all of Western Switzerland. In the Lake Geneva area, special trains run at night towards Geneva and Lausanne, then Fribourg and Montreux. In the Nyon district, buses run between the site and numerous localities. Finally, the special TCS bus network covers the rest of Western Switzerland.

Everything you need to know about public transport

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:09:38 +0000

Pour raisons médicales, Gaëtan Roussel sera malheureusement dans l'incapacité de se produire comme prévu demain sur la Grande Scène. Il espérait être en mesure de pouvoir assurer son concert malgré l'accident survenu lors de son dernier show à Paris. Il se réjouissait de revenir au Festival et regrette vivement que ce ne puisse finalement pas être le cas.

C'est le Suisse Bastian Baker, qu'on ne présente plus, qui le remplacera. Il renouera ainsi avec la Grande Scène et le public de Paléo qui l'avait consacré l'année dernière.

Le Festival est complet mais 1500 billets seront mis en vente chaque matin, dès 9h00, sur, ainsi que dans les points de vente Ticketcorner. Aucun billet ne sera vendu sur place.

Merci de votre compréhension et au plaisir de vous retrouver demain!

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:22:07 +0000

The incredible variety of food from here and all over the world is one of the attractions of Paléo Festival. With more than 110 food stalls to choose from, deciding what to eat on site is no easy task. To help you find your way around, we have produced a map of the food stalls for the festival site and another one for the Pl'asse which not only gives their location but also tells you what specialities are on offer.

More infos about the food stalls of Paléo

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:37:03 +0000

With only two weeks to go before the start of the 39th edition of Paléo Festival Nyon,  the  compilation "Andes" takes you to the highest summits of the legendary South American mountain range in an encounter with the artists appearing at the  Village du Monde as ambassadors of these mythical lands.

Nicknamed "The Dragon's Back" because of the many sharp peaks that adorn its spine, the Cordillera of the Andes is the longest mountain range in the world. It stretches from the Caribbean to Tierra del Fuego for a total distance of over 7000 kilometres, down the western coast of the South American continent, passing through seven countries: from Venezuela to Argentina, via Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Crossing through equatorial, tropical, subtropical and temperate zones, this immense mountain range experiences wide variations in climate, geological formations and plant life. Birthplace of the Inca Empire, the Andes have served as a backdrop to an incredible explosion of musical styles, languages, dialects, beliefs and customs.

This compilation, with its sixteen carefully selected tracks, will take you on a journey of discovery of Andean artists, who combine the traditional musics of different regions, such as joropo and cumbia, with contemporary electronic sounds, rock, hip-hop, ska and reggae. Under the influence of their many rhythms, sometimes urban, sometimes distinctly ancestral, you won't be able to resist trying out a few new dance steps.

The CD of the 2014 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. Cumbia All Stars - Quiero Que Amanezca Enero
02. Cimarrón - Quitapesares
03. Family Atlantica - Manicero
04. Plaza Francia - La Mano Encima
05. La Yegros - Viene de Mi
06. Chico Trujillo - Loca
07. Karamelo Santo - En la Oscuridad
08. Che Sudaka - Almas Rebeldes (live)
09. La Chiva Gantiva - Vivo
10. Meridian Brothers - El Gran Pajaro de los Andes
11. Matanza - Tiembla
12. El Hijo de la Cumbia feat. La Dame Blanche - La Revancha
13. Dengue Dengue Dengue! - Simiolo
14. Frikstailers - Murga del Guachin
15. Palenke Soultribe - Blanco y Negro
16. Crew Peligrosos - Esto Tiene Lo Suyo



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