The 38th edition of Paléo Festival has kicked off in the Swiss town of Nyon.
The extravaganza offers six days and nights of festivities, with over 170 concerts and shows taking place on six stages.
Paléo Festival is easily the biggest open-air festival in Switzerland and one of Europe’s major musical events.
Daniel Rossellat, President of Paléo Festival ran through some of the highlights: “We will start with a special event with Neil Young. This is an artist who is great for Paleo. Paleo is in great shape, I think it will be a fantastic. I think this year we will have a beautiful festival with legendary artists like Santana, Blur, Arctic Monkeys and others. I think it’s going to be a very nice edition”.
The Paléo Festival sets out to combine the music elements of a concert with the atmosphere of a carnival, to create a kaleidoscopic event to entertain audiences.
This year the line-up includes The Lonesome Southern, Smashing Pumpkins and the Crystal Fighters.
Tuesday: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Phoenix, Sophie Hunger, Alt-J, Lou Doillon, Two Gallants, Gesaffelstein, Reptile Youth, Mama Rosin, Palma Violets, Mermonte, Heymoonshaker, Bit-Tuner, The Lonesome Southern, Comfort Company, Mokoomba, Jagwa Music, Shangaan Electro.
Wednesday: Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, Asaf Avidan, Beach House, Danko Jones, Bloody Beetroots, Mass Hysteria, Lescop, School Is Cool, Jonathan Wilson, Beware Of Darkness, Brns, Merz, Bombers, Mokoomba, Jagwa Music, Shangaan Electro.
Thursday: Santana, Sigur Rós, Crystal Fighters, Brandt Brauer Frick, Buraka Som Sistema, Kadebostany, Alvin Zealot, Tryo, Dub Inc., Stupeflip, Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band, Protoje & The Indiggnation, The Skints, Chief featuring Deheb, Skip&Die, Mulatu Astatke, Régis Gizavo.
Friday: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds,
M, Étienne De Crécy present Beats’n‘cubes, Dubioza Kolektiv, Retro Stefson, Fai Baba, Nick Porsche, Loccomotion feat MC Stone, Dizzee Rascal, Youssoupha, Keny Arkana, Virus Syndicate, Gaël Faye, The Labrats Bugband, Lindigo, Christine Salem, Bo Houss.
Saturday: Blur, Saez, BB Brunes, Breakbot, Juveniles, La Femme, Navel, Théodore, Paul & Gabriel, The Animen, Hathors, Dirtymadsound feat Oxsa, Benjamin Biolay, Oxmo Puccino, Marc Aymon, Les Tambours Du, Burundi, Nathalie Natiembé, Just A Band.
Sunday: Patrick Bruel, Raphael, Bastian Baker, Barcella, Mai Lan, Pony Del Sol, Michael Gregorio, Rokia Traoré, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Boulevard Des Airs, Licia Chery, Zoufris Maracas, Paul Meyer (Clarinette), & Le Concert Européen Deba, Menwar, Mounawar.