Montreux Jazz Festival

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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, A-HA, Björk, John Legend, Melody Gardot, Gregory Porter, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Diana Ross, Woodkid, John Mclaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Alan Parsons Live Project, Ibrahim Maalouf, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Jamie Cullum, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
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 85 and are available at 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.


Montreux SBB
Av. des Alpes 45
1820 Montreux

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