From July 23rd to 28th 2013

Affiche 2013
  • 6 stages
  • 296 concerts and shows
  • 230,000 spectators
  • 16.69 hectares
  • 4,670 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Marion Erard

Illuminated by some illustrious legends, led by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Santana, Blur, The Smashing Pumpkins and Patrick Bruel, the 38th Paléo fulfilled all its promises. Kicking off with the Swiss singer Sophie Hunger on the Grande Scène, followed by the frenzied fury of a thunderstorm during a memorable, rain-soaked concert from Neil Young, the Festival was mostly bathed in brilliant sunshine and produced some unforgettable moments. This edition ushered in some major changes to the Festival’s performing areas: the Arches, an open-air stage with a capacity of 10 to 12,000 places replaced the Chapiteau, whilst the Détour grew in size (3,000 places) and is now the venue for the sort of the line-up previously programmed at the Club Tent. The latter is henceforth dedicated to new talent and Swiss artists, whose steadily improving quality has been confirmed from year to year. From Sigur Rós to Alt-J under the starlit sky of the Arches, from Two Gallants to Gaël Faye at the Détour, from Bombers to Bit-Tuner at the Club Tent and Mulatu Astatke to Mokoomba at the Dôme, the artistic outcome of this year’s Paléo was simply dazzling. There was more than just music, with a host of artistic and architectural projects delighting the 230,000 spectators, whether at the Ruche and its "90% pure female" programme, the Village du Monde and its Piton stage, Monic la Mouche and her fantastical metal lacework, “Birdland”, the perch-like installation by the HES-SO, La Pl’Asse and its retro spirit or the Galerie, with its exhibition of photos by Anne Colliard.


-M-, Abyssinia Band, Ahamada Smis, Alt-J, Alvin Zealot, Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band, Arctic Monkeys, Asaf Avidan, Ateliers Do It Yourself, BB Brunes, BRNS, Barcella, Bastian Baker, Beach House, Benjamin Biolay, Beware Of Darkness, Bit-Tuner, Black Thiossane, Bloody Beetroots Live, Blur, Bo Houss, Bombers, Boulevard Des Airs, Brandt Brauer Frick, Breakbot Live, Buraka Som Sistema, Chief feat. Deheb, Christine Salem, Cie Bougrelas dans "Les Fillharmonic Von Strasse", Cie FBI & Puppet Show dans "Les Rapporteurs d'Histoire", Cie Inko'Nito dans "GERAR'MARIE", Cie Inko'Nito dans "Un Homme sans Flamme", Cie Jackie Star & Cie dans "Eliane", Cie Jacqueline Cambouis dans "Mlle Orchestra", Cie La Grand-Mère Indigne dans "Un pavé dans les orties", Cie La Passante dans "Rue des Dames", Cie La Pie qui chante dans "L’Epuisette à Sornettes", Cie Label Z dans "Chorale Public", Cie Les Bonimenteurs dans "La loterie érotique des Demoiselles", Cie Les Clandestines dans "LOIN | Lontano", Cie Les Frères Carton dans "Le Réveil des vilains", Cie Progéniture dans "Pat Mouille et ses Mouillettes", Cie ToNNe dans "Triviale Poursuite", Cie du Petit Monsieur dans "Deux secondes!", Crystal Fighters, Danko Jones, Deba, Dirtymadsound feat. Oxsa, Dizzee Rascal, Dub Inc., Dubioza Kolektiv, El Trio Chikiboom, Etienne Krähenbühl - Le Jardin des Sculptures, Etienne de Crécy présente Beats'n'Cubes, Fai Baba, Gaël Faye, Hathors, Heymoonshaker, Huiles essentielles, Jagwa Music, Jonathan Wilson, Just A Band, Juveniles, Kadebostany, Kavinsky DJ Set, Keny Arkana, La Femme, Le Lido Comedy&Club, Les Tambours du Burundi, Lescop, Licia Chery, Lindigo, Lindy Hop, Charleston , Loccomotion feat. MC Stone, Lou Doillon, Mai Lan, Majianza / ASEM, Mama Rosin, Marc Aymon, Marie-Alice Sinaman, Mar’na, Mass Hysteria, Menwar, Mermonte, Merz, Michael Gregorio "En concertS", Mokoomba, Monic La Mouche, Mounawar, Mr Toubab, Mulatu Astatke, Médecins Sans Frontières, NT2 dans "KADO", Nathalie Natiembé, Navel, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nick Porsche, Nouvelle Planète, Oxmo Puccino, Palma Violets, Patrick Bruel, Paul Meyer & Le Concert Européen, Phoenix, Pony del Sol, Protoje & The Indiggnation, Raphael, Reptile Youth, Retro Stefson, Rokia Traoré, Régis Gizavo, SKIP&DIE, Saez, Santana, School is Cool, Sea Shepherd, Shangaan Electro, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Sigur Rós, Sofé Séga Tropikal Team, Sophie Hunger, Stupeflip, Swing, Shoes & Lipstick, Telme (partenaire), The Animen, The Labrats Bugband, The Lonesome Southern Comfort Company, The Skints, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Vaccines, Théodore, Paul & Gabriel, Tryo, Two Gallants, Virus Syndicate, Youssoupha, Zazakely, Zoufris Maracas, Étienne de Crécy présente Super Discount