Thousands due at 35th Paléo Festival

Switzerland’s biggest open-air music festival gets underway on Tuesday in Nyon, canton Vaud, with around 230,000 people expected to attend.

This content was published on July 19, 2010 minutes

Among the headliners at the Paléo Festival 2010 are veteran punk rockers Iggy and the Stooges, 1970s folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash and 1980s jazz funk band Jamiroquai, as well as Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini and French crossover artist M.

The festival runs over six days and nights and hosts more than 170 concerts and shows taking place on six stages.

Every day a new batch of 1,500 tickets goes on sale in a bid to stop ticket touts from operating.

The festival, now in its 35th year, attracts a mainly Swiss audience, with 12 per cent of festival-goers coming from abroad. Organisers say the event is 100 per cent run by green energy. and agencies

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