Covid and uncertainties oblige, the 45th edition of the Paléo Festival de Nyon will change shape for 2021. If sanitary conditions allow, the event will take place from July 8 to August 8 with reduced capacity and size, the organizers announced Thursday.
“The 45th Paléo Festival Nyon edition cannot take place in its usual form this summer. It is once again a hard blow, but the conditions are unfortunately still not met to calmly consider setting up the festival as known until now ”, write the organizers in a press release.
And so they do not give up. “Paléo has decided to continue working on a completely different event model, unique, never before seen on the plain of Asse: the 45th Parallel”.
It will be a “unique event”, Covid-compatible, which will offer music, experiences and discoveries, the capacity and size of which will be reduced and the duration extended. If the evolution of the pandemic and the decisions of the Federal Council allow it, it would take place from July 8 to August 8, 2021. “It will be different from the usual festival, but the soul and the Paleo spirit will be at the heart of the project” , assure its organizers.
Without Celine Dion this summer
“Even in other forms, for Paléo, it is essential to make culture exist and live, and all the more so in these difficult times. But it is also essential to make its entire ecosystem work: artists, suppliers, companies, local associations and all the partners with whom we have been working for many years, ”they emphasize.
Regarding tickets for this summer, the box office is currently working on the 2021 edition and will keep the public informed as soon as possible. In the meantime, the organization recommends that ticket and season ticket holders keep them warm. Their patience is the best support to ensure the continuity of Paleo, she said. All buyers will be contacted personally by email, she adds.
The organizers also announce that a Celine Dion concert as part of the 45th Parallel is unfortunately not possible. The Quebec star was to be the headliner of the 2020 edition and then, having accepted the postponement, of that of 2021.
The programmers are however “currently in discussion with the artist for a postponement of his show”. Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the new date.