Montreux Jazz Festival has announced the programme for the 57th edition of the Swiss festival, which is expected to attract a combined audience of 250,000.
Set to take place at multiple venues, including nine free-to attend spaces, from 30 June – 15 July on the shoreline of Lake Geneva, the festival will see performances by a diverse range of artists spanning jazz, blues, punk, rock and pop.
Among the many acts scheduled to perform are Christine And The Queens, Mark Ronson, IDLES, Norah Jones, Sam Smith, Mavis Staples, Wet Leg, Gilberto Gil, Lionel Richie, Iggy Pop, Caroline Polachek and Chris Isaak. The festival will also feature an intimate show by Bob Dylan performing to a 1,500-capacity seated audience.
The majority of paid shows will take place at the Auditorium Stravinski (cap. 4,000) and Montreux Jazz Lab (2,000) but organisers said it will also bring back the 1,500-capacity Lake House for free shows after its successful use at the event last year. Taking over the three floors of the Petit Palais, it will consist of eight themed rooms. Its other free-to-attend show venues include The Super Bock Stage festival space in the Parc Vernex.