From June 30th to July 15th, sensational youths andw breakthrough bands of the moment will punctuate the free stages of the Montreux Jazz Festival. More than 250 concerts, DJ sets, and workshops await festivalgoers at 8 character-filled venues, from noon to 5am.
In Montreux, the free programming represents the largest pool of artists. Marquee names and talented young artists are ferreted out by our programmers and painstakingly assembled into audacious evenings. The free programming also showcases local artists: over 80 Swiss artists are represented. New this year, the Lisztomania takes over from the Rock Cave with an eclectic program steeped in discoveries and indie music.
The Festival's free programming also includes the lakeside promenades, with colorful neon lights, bars, and food stands. A new 150-meter-long terrace, built overhanging the lake, will make it easier to circulate on the lakefront as well as offering festivalgoers a place to take a load off. The total surface area built over the water has grown from 1500 to more than 2000m2.
NEW : LISZTOMANIA
The successor to the Rock Cave, Lisztomania is the Festival’s new not-to-be-missed venue. Electro, hip-hop, and rock: the program is more eclectic, but still oriented towards discoveries and independent musical forms. The stormy rock of Warhaus will thus meet the irreverent flow of Roméo Elvis, the sensual dream-pop of Cigarettes After Sex, and the ethereal layers of Jessy Lanza. Among the revelations of this editions feature the sunny folk-soul of Whitney and the atmospheric indie-funk of young Londoner Cosmo Pyke.
French pop and electro are represented by star duos of the moment Polo & Pan and The Pirouettes, but also by Franco-Ecuadorian Nicola Cruz, and even James Darle from Salut C’est Cool. There is no shortage of Swiss talent, with Egopusher, Melissa Kassab, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Nicola Noir, Pandour, Sombre Sabre, and more!
The evenings at Lisztomania, with a capacity boosted to 500, will be extended by DJ sets.
THIS IS THE FREE PROGRAMMING OF THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL:
• More than 250 concerts, DJ sets and workshops
• 8 covered and open-air stages
• 84 swiss artists
• More than 2000 m2 of lakefront terraces
• More than 50 food stands and bars
• Events from 12 noon to 5am
• Breathtaking views of the Alps
AND THIS YEAR, THERE IS MORE:
- Lisztomania, a new venue, oriented towards discoveries
- A new 150-meter-long terrace, built overhanging the lake
- Electro, disco, and funk Pool Parties
- Two nights “Clubbing au Club”