The Montreux Jazz festival kicked off on Friday 30th June, with a huge lineup of acts over the next few weeks. If you can’t get to Switzerland to watch the likes of Nile Rodgers, Caroline Polachek and Maisie Peters, the music festival has you covered.
Over 40 live performances from the Auditorium Stravinsky and Montreux Jazz Lab are and will be available to watch for free on the MJF website and YouTube channel. There are also some of Montreux’s most iconic performances on there such as Nina Simone at the festival in 1976 and Marvin Gaye in 1980.
Simply Red and Tom Odell opened up for the 57th edition of the festival on Friday, and will be joined by a huge swathe of returning and new talent that you can watch on their livestream, including Iggy pop, Cavetown, Marcus Miller, Olivia Dean and The Blaze.
Spanning over 11 spaces, Lionel. Richie, Lil Nas X, Sam Smith, Rema, Janelle Monae, Christine and The Queens, Jacob Collier, Maluma are all scheduled over the next few weeks, before Mark Ronson & his favourite band ever (featuring Dave Guy, Homer Stenweiss, Nick Movshon, Ian Hendrickson-Smith) with special guests Yebba & Lucky Daye, finish things off on closing night with Audemars Piguet.
The watch-brand has been supporting Montreux Jazz festival with the Claude Nobs Foundation and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, that enables the digitalisation, restoration and preservation of the festival’s entire sound archives, which has been acknowledged by UNESCO as part of its ‘Memory of the World.’