From July 21st to 24th 1983

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  • 2 stages
  • 43 concerts and shows
  • 65,000 spectators
  • 3.00 hectares
  • 700 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Bernard Bavaud

A change in name heralds a now certain move to a new site at the small village of Vich, some five kilometres from Nyon, in the summer of 1984. 65,000 people throng the Colovray site for the last time to applaud Renaud, Tito Puente, Rory Gallagher and Touré Kunda. But in November, Paléo is in for a shock: the local council at Vich refuses to allow the Festival to move on to its land. Back to square one.



Albert Collins, Alistair Anderson, Angélique Ionatos, Bandoura, Beausoleil, Bolivia Manta, Brenda Wooton, Christiane Stefanski, Dougie MacLean & Alain Roberts, Graeme Allwright, Henri Dès, Hervé Cristiani, Hot Swing Quintet, Jazz à 4, Jimmy Cliff, Joe, Judy Collins, La Banda, La Fanfafonie, Le Quatuor, Lolo Syny Tariny& Namana, Lonqui, L'Père Euzèbe, Maxime Le Forestier, Michel Bühler, Mr Max & Professor William Peabody, Musicanova, Orchestre Jazira, Poca Fera Band, Raoul Petite, Renaud, Roger Chapman, Rory Gallagher, Sarclon, Slapstick, Spasmodic Bluegrass Convulsion, Speira N'Mbassa, Teka, Tito Puente, Touré Kunda, Transatlantic Bluegrass, William Fierro, Wishbone Ash