In spite of a couple of downpours and some generally damp summer weather, the line-up of the 32nd Paléo Festival Nyon turned out to be particularly radiant. Starting on Tuesday with Arctic Monkeys and Muse, a wind of rock music blew for six days, with a few tempestuous gusts from the surrealist Björk, and the likes of Arcade Fire, P!nk, Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation, with a hint of French climes form Renaud and Tryo. King of «stand up» comedy, Gad Elmaleh managed to assemble practically everyone on site - staff included – for THE triumph of the 2007 edition, which ended in style with the wild gypsy punk of Gogol Bordello. Several very promising newcomers also made their impact, including Inna Crisis, Stuck In The Sound and The Mondrians. A line-up which also had its share of feminine talent represented by artistes such as Roze, Emily Loizeau and Zazie, not forgetting Natacha Atlas, Malouma and Djura who, in the company of masculine performers such as Rachid Taha, Idir and Tinariwen, brought the Village du Monde to life for this edition dedicated to North Africa. The various special projects, from the pyrotechnic prowess of the Compagnie Carabosse to the calm of the Forêt timide, were all crowned with success. A score without a single false note.