Montreux Jazz Festival

Dates

Jun - Jul

Country

Switzerland

Price Range

$

Dates

Jun - Jul

Country

Switzerland

Price Range

$

Does life get any cooler than The Montreux Jazz Festival?

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.

We did say cool, didn't we?


Current Sounds, Timeless Soul

For two full weeks under the beaming Swiss sun, the Montreux Jazz Festival explores current sounds and celebrates timeless music. This 53rd year’s lineup reads like a veritable A-to-Z designed to suit every musical taste imaginable; from Anita Baker, Bon Iver, The Chemical Brothers, Chilly Gonzales, Elton John, George Ezra, Lauryn Hill, Quincy Jones, Rag 'n Bone Man, Rita Orr, Slash, Tom Jones, Thom Yorke and ZZ Top!


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.


In Short: 

  • World's second largest jazz festival
  • Situated on beautiful Lake Geneva
  • Elton, Slash, Rita, Quincy and ZZ Top! 
  • Be at the Montreux Jazz Festival... or be square!
  • It is VERY cool.
 
Will Howell Cornes
Will Howell CornesAuthor & Events Manager
 
Montreux Jazz festival stage and crowd
Montreux Jazz festival stage and crowd
Montreux Jazz festival stage and crowd at night