Paleo Scooped By Merch

Swiss festival Paleo-Nyon’s attempts to keep its lineup a secret until the April 14 press conference have been scuppered by the printing of Robbie Williams’ official tour shirt.

Photo: AP Photo / Joan Leong
Formula One Grand Prix, Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore

It says the singer’s “Let Me Entertain You Tour” will visit Paleo July 20. It’s not the first time the act’s got out of the bag before Paleo’s annual press conference.

In 2007 the press bash was scrapped when details of who would be appearing were circulating online four days earlier.

“We ordered thousands of fliers to hand out at railway stations and such key public places but the details of the bill were appearing on websites before the printer had even delivered them to us,” said-then festival booker Seb Vuignier. “While we were still waiting for the delivery of the fliers, journalists were ringing us up and asking if the bill they’d seen was the official one. “First of all we wouldn’t confirm the lineup and said we’d wait for the press conference at Chateau Nyon, but in the end the pressure was so great that we just gave up.”

Tickets for the 35,000 per day festival go on sale April 20. This year is Paleo’s 40th anniversary.