From July 18th to 23rd 2023

  • 5 stages 
  • 250 concerts and shows 
  • 250'001 spectators
  • 5'500 volunteers 
  • 19 hectares
  • Poster designed by Lise Mendes et Son Do

The 2023 Paléo Festival Nyon will be remembered as a dream event. The close relationship with the audience, the quality of the concerts and the colourful layout of the grounds will all have left their mark on this year’s edition. The Festival was once again sold out, with 250,001 people having packed the aisles of this ephemeral city by Sunday evening. 

Thanks to some glorious weather, a welcoming audience and exceptionally intense live performances, this 2023 edition is sure to be one to remember. Audiences flocked to all the stages in a party atmosphere and were curious and open to all styles, moving from one area to another in droves. 

After a grand opening with Louise Attaque and the Black Eyed Peas show, which turned into a giant open-air dancefloor, the Main Stage hosted some extraordinary performances. Rosalìa was the unanimous favourite with her extraordinary 3.0 live set. There were moments of total communion between the audience and Shaka Ponk, as well as with brothers Bigflo & Oli. Martin Garrix announced that Paléo had given him “the best audience ever”. Saturday closed with a superb line-up of R’n’B and rap stars including Lous and the Yakuza, Damso and Aya Nakamura. 

The organisers would like to highlight the quality of performances by Swiss artists, who won over the audience, including during early shows, featuring a particularly alternative, feminine and militant scene, with KT Gorique, the first rap artist from French-speaking Switzerland to perform on the Main Stage, as well as Nathalie Froehlich, Crème Solaire and Baby Volcano, who turned their audiences upside down. 

The impeccable sound of the Véga stage attracted huge crowds. Jain, Kungs, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Phoenix, Polo & Pan, Lorenzo, alt-J, Sigur Rós and Pomme all offered emotions that were at once gentle, powerful and electrifying. The headliners on this magnificent stage stood out from the rest, each sending the audience to the stars in their own way. 

The Belleville electronic music scene was a resounding success, confirming its iconic status with the most consistent attendance. Highlights included wild performances from ØTTA, Canelle Doublekick, Mandidextrous, Helena Hauff and Romane Santarelli. 

The Club Tent was also a big hit with the public. Among the multitude of styles and genres on show, highlights included Zaho de Sagazan, who thrilled the audience with her extraordinary timbre, and the punchy rock of Fomies. The new wave of rappers featured some big hits with winnterzuko and Luther, who had the Club Tent bursting at the seams. 

The Village du Monde played host to Brazil’s incredible musical diversity. On the Dôme stage, Bia Ferreira, Emicida, TechnoBrass and Céu set the pace for the Festival with their unstoppable charisma. 

The Magic of the Night 

The magic of the night and the various light installations had the Plaine de l’Asse sparkling. The poetic light structures in the Quartier des Alpes, the impressive pyramidal and mirrored “Hors-Série” set design in the HES-SO space, the sparkling garden in Place de l’Envol and the Cascade in the Village du Monde were all huge successes. As it does every year, La Ruche hosted a number of heart-warming, astounding and extraordinary shows that delighted street theatre fans. 

250,000 people and a baby boy, Yago, who was born unexpectedly at the campsite, took to the Plaine de l’Asse for this magnificent event, which once again was sold out. 



Adé, Adekunle Gold, Alina Pash, Aliose, alt-J, Aya Nakamura, Baby Volcano, Bala Desejo, Belaria, Bia Ferreira, Bianca Costa, Biga*Ranx, Bigflo & Oli, Black Eyed Peas, BNegão, Bozo, Braxe + Falcon, Buunshin, Cabruêra, Canelle Doublekick, Carlo De Rosa, Catu Diosis, Céu, Chico César, Le Collectif Imaginaire, Cie Gargot de Joc, Cie Inko’Nito, Cie Inko’Nito, Cie Les Décatologués , Cie Les Invendus, Cie Mine de Rien, Cie Les P'tits Bras, Cie Les Soeurs Goudron, Cie Marc Prépus, Cie Progéniture, Cie Solfasirc , Cie Wab & Etincelles, Cie Zique à Tout Bout d'Champ, Crème solaire, Da Cruz, Damso, Daniel Avery, Deki Alem, Dinos, Diskopunk, DJ Travella, Edgar , Egopusher, El Mizan, ELOI, Emicida, Femme Fatale, FlexFab & Ziller Bas, Fomies, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Franz Ferdinand, Fulu Miziki Kolektiv, Gwendoline, Heinz Baut (Jean construit), Helena Hauff, Hervé , Ibrahim Maalouf, Imany, Indochine, Interpol, Jain, João Selva, Johan Papaconstantino, Josman, KT Gorique, Kungs, La Colère, La Fausse Compagnie, La Jungle, La P'tite Fumée, Ladaniva, Les Etablissements Lafaille, Lewis OfMan, Lia de Itamaracá, Lila Iké, Lomepal, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Lorenzo, Louise Attaque, Lous and The Yakuza, Luther, Mandidextrous, Marina Trench, Martin Garrix, Max Romeo avec Xana & Azizzi Romeo, Maxime Le Forestier, Naomi Lareine, Nathalie Froehlich, Noga Erez, Nova Twins, NTO (live), Oete, ØTTA, Owelle, Partiboi69, Philippe Constantatin, Phoenix, Pierre de Maere, Placebo, Polo & Pan, Pomme, Roda do Cavaco, Romane Santarelli, Rosalía, Sampa The Great, Şatellites, Shaka Ponk, Sigur Rós, Sneaky Funk Squad, Son Rompe Pera, Stéphane, Structures, Tássia Reis, TechnoBrass, Tombs Creatius, Uzi Freyja, Valentino Vivace, Viktor French, winnterzuko, Yilian Cañizares, Yoa, Yung Singh, Zaho de Sagazan.