Montreux Jazz Festival

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  • Montreux Jazz Festival - the world's second largest jazz festival 
  • Spend two weeks on beautiful Lake Geneva listening to music
  • Let the vibe and spirit of jazz take over your soul!

Montreux Jazz Festival, Where Legends Are Born!

The Montreux Jazz Festival ain't just about jazz. It may have started out that way, but this sensational carnival has become the event of the year for all music lovers and a world-renowned celebration of cool!

If it's just jazz you're after, there's plenty to see, but if you're after some funk, soul, rock, electro, classical and the decadent, Champagne-fuelled time of your life, you better head on down to Lake Geneva's idyllic shores.

Montreux Jazz Festival blue lights on stage

Current Sounds, Timeless Soul

For two full weeks under the beaming Swiss sun on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Montreux Jazz Festival explores current sounds and celebrates timeless music.

Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the festival has become an essential event, generating fantastic stories and legendary performances.Nearly 250,000 spectators come to the Festival every year, enjoying a breathtaking setting, concerts with renowned acoustics and many free stages.

Montreux Jazz Festival crowds by the lakes and mountains

Every year’s lineup reads like a veritable A-to-Z designed to suit every musical taste imaginable, and in its 50+ year history, Montreux has hosted iconic performances by artists including Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few. 

But it's not just for old-timers - it features everything from Be-Bop to Hip Hop to get your ears a-pleasing and your feet a-stomping! Recent performers include Muse, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler The Creator, Lizzo, Rita Ora and many more.

Performer at the Montreux Jazz Festival

To quote the festival organisers themselves, Montreux Jazz Festival is about “artistic convergences”, “jubilant encounters” and “close connections between generations”. In other words, when the joyous Montreux vibe takes over your soul, you'll feel how this unmissable festival is driven by the spirit of jazz. Book today to move your soul! 

In Short

  • Montreux Jazz Festival - the world's second largest jazz festival 
  • Spend two weeks on beautiful Lake Geneva listening to music
  • Let the vibe and spirit of jazz take over your soul!
Will Howell Cornes
written byWill Howell Cornes
LocationSwitzerland
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DatesJul
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