Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup:
Already announced: Lionel Richie will perform at the Stravinski Auditorium on 12th July. Many more yet to be announced.
About the Montreux Jazz Festival
The 56th Montreux Jazz Festival will take place in 2022 on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The festival happens each year for two summer weeks. Founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the festival over the years became an unmissable event, generating legendary stories and performances.
Nearly 250,000 spectators come to the Festival every year, enjoying breathtaking setting, concerts with renowned acoustics and many free stages. With its ambitious programming choices, musical diversity and warm welcome, the festival offers a privileged experience to musicians and the public.
Montreux has hosted some truly legendary performances by famous artists such as: Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, Prince, David Bowie, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. Deep Purple and Prince even helped to write the legend of the place in their songs. David Bowie and Freddie Mercury at one point even lived in the region and recorded albums.
While jazz and blues are at the heart of the event, other styles of music quickly found their place at the festival. In recent years Muse, Radiohead, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler, The Creator and Rita Ora have played at the festival. The festival has also always been a forward-thinking organization. Carefully recording all its concerts, more than 11,000 hours of audiovisual archives registered in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.
WHEN: FROM 1st July TO 16th July 2022
WHERE: Montreux, SwitzerlandBUY TICKET