Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland
23 – 28 July 2019
23 – 28 July 2019
It started in 1976 as the ‘First Folk Festival’ with 1,800 attending over the three days of the event.
Now the Paleo Festival Nyon is a six-day event, with over 250 shows across seven stages, entertaining around 230,000 visitors.
One of Europe’s most important musical events, it offers a truly eclectic range of acts.
The Paleo festival supports and promotes new talents alongside established stars and also shines a light on less well-known musical styles.
Switzerland’s largest open-air festival, it’s values are set in a charter with environmental protection, social responsibility, and a terrific spirit of respect for all involved being guiding principles.
The local and international acts perform across seven areas:
Main Stage – the festival’s major musical acts
Arches – all styles of music
Dome – world music stage.
Détour – urban music and emerging artists
Club Tent – new and emerging talents
La Ruche – street theatre and circus acts
L’Escale – cultural animations and acoustic concerts
The Cure, Lana Del Rey, Twenty Øne Piløts, Christine and the Queens, Patrick Bruel, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stephan Eicher & Traktorkestar, Angèle, Tash Sultana, Lomepal, Jacob Banks, Xavier Rudd, Shaka Ponk, -M-, Birkin Gainsbourg Le Symphonique, The Blaze, Polo & Pan
Check Paléo Festival website for updates.
The Paléo Festival Nyon takes place on the 84-hectare Asse site, which is situated above the town of Nyon.
Nyon is located between Geneva and Lausanne, near the lovely Léman Lake.
Public transport is readily available and most regions in west Switzerland offer special Paléo fares.
From the Nyon train station or the center of town, it will take about 30 minutes to walk to the festival site.
Biking is also encouraged and there are special parking zones for bicycles.
Onsite car parking is also available and the festival organizers suggest car-sharing.