Paléo in figures

Since 1976

  • 41 festivals
  • 3305 artists
  • 4644 shows
  • 6,206,154 spectators

In 2016, Paléo Festival Nyon involved

  • 230,000 spectators during 6 days
  • 1,486 musicians and technicians
  • 282 shows on 7 stages and dozens of animations
  • 4,770 volunteers
  • 1 area of 84 hectares (including the camping and the parking)
  • 9000 campers each day
  • 221 stall-holders and 56 bars
  • 63 salaried staff (44 FTE full time employees)
  • 518 journalists, photographers and media representatives:
    • 175 newspapers, websites, magazines, record companies, TV and radio channels
      • 22 Swiss and international Television
      • 34 radio stations
      • 49 newspapers
  • A budget of 25 million Swiss Francs

Ticketing

  • 80% of tickets sold via paleo.ch (print-at-home system).

Internet

  • 2,180,623 visitors on paleo.ch between 1st of August 2015 and 1st of August 2016 (source: Google Analytics)
  • 147'508 regular subscribers to the Festival’s newsletter at 1st August 2016
  • 129,300 Facebook fans on 1st of August 2016
  • 62,500 followers on Twitter on 1st of August 2016
  • 12,600 followers on Instagram on 1st of August 2016
  • 54,663 active users of the Paléo mobile app

Ticketing

  • 80% of tickets sold via paleo.ch in 2016 (print-at-home system).

Paléo respects the environment

  • 1,785,000 washable cups produced by Paléo since 2009.
  • 44% of those present at the Festival use public transport or soft mobility to get here in 2016.
  • 56% of the waste was sorted in 2016 (15% in 2000).
  • Paléo uses 100% green energy.

Spectator profile

Figures presented below are taken from a survey conducted by the Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève (face to face interviews) from a representative sample of spectators during the Paléo Festival Nyon 2016.

Origin

  • Nyon district 23%
  • State of Vaud (without Nyon district) 32%
  • State of Geneva 22%
  • Other French speaking States 10%
  • German speaking part of CH and Ticino 2%
  • Foreign countries 10%

Age

  • Under 20 years: 17%
  • Between 20 and 29 years: 32%
  • Between 30 and 39 years: 21%
  • Between 40 and 49 years: 13%
  • Over 50 years: 16%

Half the spectators are younger than 30 years of age.

Loyalty

  • 9% discovers Paléo for the first time.
  • 81% of the public had already taken part in more than 3 editions of the Festival.
  • 98% of the public is considering as a certainty (86.4%) or a possibility (11.2%) of coming back the following year.

Satisfaction

The audience was satisfied or very satisfied with:

  • 99% the way they were received on site.
  • 96% the infrastructures.
  • 93% the offer and quality of food and drinks.