Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the Montreux Jazz Festival is an iconic festival that has generated legendary performances. Every year, some 250,000 spectators come to the Festival, which is a platform for creative freedom, unlike any other festival in the world.


Performers at the 2022 Montreux Jazz Festival. Photo Montreux Jazz Festival.

In its 57 year history, Montreux has hosted iconic performances by artists including Nina SimoneMiles DavisAretha FranklinElla FitzgeraldMarvin GayePrinceLeonard CohenDavid BowieElton John and Stevie Wonder.  While jazz, soul and blues are at the roots of this event, other styles of music are also very welcome. In recent years, Muse, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell WilliamsEd Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler The Creator, LizzoRita Ora and many more played in Montreux and honored the legends who have played here before them.

This year’s festival runs from June 30 to July 15, 2023.

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Montreux Jazz Festival. Photo Montreux Jazz Festival.