From July 22nd to 27th 2014

Affiche 2014
  • 7 stages
  • 257 concerts and shows
  • 230,000 spectators
  • 15.82 hectares
  • 4,753 volunteers
  • Poster designed by Bilal Sebei

Under capricious skies, the 39th Paléo Festival Nyon kept all its promises. In spite of some extreme weather conditions during the installation period, the courage and solidarity of the staff made sure the miracle happened: the 2014 Festival took place on time and in the best possible conditions. Marked by performances from Stromae and Elton John, who proved themselves capable of living up to the expectations of the huge audiences gathered in front of the Grande Scène, the 39thedition took place in a joyous and light-hearted atmosphere. The generosity of Maxime Le Forestier and the raw authenticity of Seasick Steve also moved festivalgoers. In the same vein, James Blunt and Julien Doré provoked emotional responses from an already conquered audience. On the revelations front, Jungle’s burning sensuality had the Asse plain grooving and the Young Fathers conquered a packed Détour. The Arches stage provided the backdrop for some industrial electro from Gesaffelstein and the explosive, fusion universe of M.I.A. As for the Swiss, the colourful electro of Oy and the inflamed sets from Mimetic won the popular vote. Not forgetting the dazzling performance by, Bastian Baker, in a last-minute guest role, who yet again confirmed the depth of his talent. At the Village du Monde with its enchanting and colourful cord decor, the Chiva Gantiva produced a musical fireworks display.

The Ruche yet again lived up to expectations, taking visitors on a dreamlike journey with its whacky, innovative shows. The giant Ferris wheel at the HES-SO space was certainly one of the major attractions of the week, allowing young and old alike a unique, birds-eye view of Paléo, just as beautiful seen from above.


2 rien merci in "Escargopolis", 2 rien merci in "Moulinoscope", A Tribe Called Red, ARFEC (partner), Adieu Gary Cooper, Akua Naru, Bastian Baker, Bernard Lavilliers, Bigote (DJ Set), Bombay Show Pig, Carbon Airways, Casseurs Flowters, Catfish, Cats on Trees, Che Sudaka, Chico Trujillo, Cie Aquacoustique in "Concert’eau en do Nageur", Cie Delinus in "Delinus 03", Cie Machtiern in "Le Flamand Rose", Cie Machtiern in "Les Caboches", Cie Six en route (Six on the road), Cimarron, Collectif Bonheur Intérieur Brut in "Courage restons !", Collectif Bonheur Intérieur Brut in "N’importe où hors du monde", Crew Peligrosos, Cumbia All Stars, David Lemaitre, Dengue Dengue Dengue!, Doomenfels, Dorotop (DJ Set), Détroit, El Hijo de la Cumbia feat. La Dame Blanche, Elton John, Etienne Krähenbühl - The Sculpture Garden, Family Atlantica, Fat Freddy's Drop, Fills Monkey, Florent Marchet, Frikstailers, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains, Gari Grèu and Tartar(e) in "Yes Papa", Gautier Capuçon and Le Concert Européen, Gaëtan Roussel, Gesaffelstein, Girls In Hawaii, Grand Corps Malade, Grand Pianoramax, Gypsy Sound System Orkestra, Hollysiz, Hubeskyla, Inti Raymi, Jack Johnson, Jagwar Ma, Jake Bugg, James Blunt, James Vincent McMorrow, Joris Delacroix, Julien Doré, Jungle, Karamelo Santo, Kassette, Kenhobiz feat. MC Stone, Kery James, Klô Pelgag, KoQa Cyclic Oscillation, Ky-Mani Marley, La Chiky, La Chiva Gantiva, La Fausse Compagnie in "Le Chant Des Pavillons", La Rue Ketanou, La Yegros, Las Integradas, Le Zygos Brass Band in "Nola 2nd Line", Les Innocents, Les Ogres de Barback and La Fanfare Eyo'nlé, Les Zanimos in "Un petit bal de rien du tout", Ligue des Utopistes Non Alignés in "Dispositif inespéré de conférence motorisée et pliable", Lisa LeBlanc, Llactaymanta, M.I.A., Matanza, Maxime Le Forestier, Mercedes Riedy, photographe - Expo "Work in Progress", Meridian Brothers, Mimetic DJ SET, Monic La Mouche, Morgan Euzenat in "KluG", Mr Oizo, Murmures Barbares, Naâman, Nibé Mbumba, Niños de Huanta, Nouvelle Planète, Odezenne, Oy, Pablo Nouvelle, Palenke Soultribe, Palko!Muski, Placebo, Plaza Francia, Polar, RomBeads, Salut C'est Cool, Seasick Steve, Shaka Ponk, Silver Firs, Sixta, Skip The Use, St.Lô, Stromae, Talisco, Tchakatakapam, Terre des Hommes (partner), The Black Keys, The Coup, The Excitements, The National, The Parov Stelar Band, The Prodigy, The Pussywarmers & Réka, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Théâtre Burlesque Avec ou Sanka in "L’affaire Sardines", Tinariwen, Traditions pour demain (Traditions for tomorrow), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Tweek, Vanessa Paradis, Verveine, Von Pariahs, Winston McAnuff & Fixi, Woodkid, Yawar Chicchi , Young Fathers, Youssou NDour et le Super Étoile de Dakar, Zaz