Montreux Jazz Festival
Since 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a “must” for music fans in Switzerland and around the world, offering impressive line-ups of acts from many different musical styles. There will be more than 450 paid and free concerts in numerous venues, including concert halls, outdoor stages, boats, trains, two palaces, a hotel, a castle, and many parks.
This year’s line-up includes, among many others, Bob Dylan, Simply Red, Tom Odell, Christ Isaak, Lionel Richie, Sam Smith, Iggy Pop, Gilberto Gil & Family, Jacob Collier, Norah Jones, Seal, Morcheeba, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Buddy Guy, and Joe Bonamassa.
Montreux is located about 2.5 hours; best to go by train as parking is limited. Special train discounts apply for the festival, and the train station is only a few minutes’ walk from the festival sites.
Tickets are starting at CHF 88 and are available at https://www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/en/. Many events on outdoor stages and parks are free, so making a trip to Montreux to soak up the music and atmosphere in is well worth the trip.
Av. des Alpes 45