Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival 2014
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Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

Location
Montreux, Switzerland
Venue
Various Lakefront Venues
Lat/Long
46.425582, 6.925157 (View Map)
Dates
15 Days (Tue, 04 Jul 2017 - Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
Ticket Price
1600-2000 CHF (EUR €1,300 - €1,600)
Status
Festival Planned
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The 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the biggest and most famous jazz festivals in the world! Better yet the 2014 festival is hailed to be ‘the best ever…!’ by event organizers, taking place over two weeks in the usual venues on the lakefront of Montreux, Switzerland.

History

James Brown - 1981

James Brown – 1981

The festival has been running for over 40 years now and seems to grow exponentially every year now attracting well over 100,000+ visitors. Previous performers have included the likes of Bob DylanBuddy GuyVan MorrisonBB KingStingWyclef Jean, Miles Davis, the Strokes, Tracey ChapmanDave Matthews Band, Prince and so many more!

With major sponsors in the mix (Nestle, Nescafe, Fly, Heineken etc) there is no expense spared to provide the ultimate festival experience.

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Lineup & Schedule

The 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival lineup is shown below. Check back regularly for further updates you can also Follow us on Facebook or ⇩ subscribe to lineup notifications ⇩

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Official Lineup Page for the Montreux Jazz Festival 2014.

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The 2013 lineup included:

Sting, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Kraftwerk, Joe Cocker, Green Day, Diana Krall, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Cat Power, Rodriguez, Wyclef Jean, Charles Lloyd with Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland, Gal Costa,the Lumineers, Vijay Iyer, the Avishai Cohen Quartet, Charles Bradley, Gregory Porter, Shuggie Otis, Devendra Banhart, Chucho Valdés  and many more.

Tickets

Where is Montreux?!

The tickets are quite expensive (EUR €1,300 – €1,600) but these are for full 2 week passes into every venue. You can of course pay entrance into different venues and ticket prices will vary, most venues will be free. You might want to move quick and many of the paid festival tickets are sold out by January each year. Flights and Accommodation (see below tabs) will also want to be booked well in advance as prices will skyrocket the closer you are to the festival date.

Venues

2014 Venue Map

There are 15 official ‘venues’ participating in the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival.

Auditorium Stravinski
Auditorium Stravinski in concert - Montreux Jazz Festival

Auditorium Stravinski in concert

Capacity: 2,800 – 4,000
Configuration: Seating/Standing
Entrance Fees/Ticket prices: Seating: CHF 220 – 350, Standing: CHF 75 – 175
Opening Hours: 7pm doors open, concerts begin: 8pm.

Montreux Jazz Club
Montreux Jazz Club

Montreux Jazz Club

Capacity: 350
Configuration: Table or seats
Entrance Fees/Ticket prices: Seating: CHF 78 – 248 (jam sessions & after event gigs are free)
Opening Hours: 7pm doors open, concerts begin: 8pm, 11:30px jam sessions and small gigs.

Montreux Jazz Lab
Montreux Jazz Lab

Montreux Jazz Lab

Capacity: 2,800 – 4,000
Configuration: Seating/Standing
Entrance Fees/Ticket prices: Seating: CHF 220 – 350, Standing: CHF 75 – 175
Opening Hours: 7pm doors open, concerts begin: 8pm.

Montreux Jazz Creations

 

Montreux Jazz Boats

 

Montreux Jazz Trains

 

Music in the Park

 

The Rock Cafe

 

The Studio

 

Le Chalet d'en bas

 

Montreux Jazz Competitions

 

Montreux Jazz Workshops

 

Bar El Mundo

 

Bar Pub

 

Le Sunset

 

 

Parking at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival - Parking Plan

MJF – Parking Plan 2014

– to come…

Food

Food and Beverage Map - Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

Food and Beverage Map – Montreux Jazz Fest

Map to the right shows food and beverage locations.

Flights & Transportation

The closest international airport to Montreux is the Sion Airport (SIR). Distance from Sion Airport to Montreux is 66.4 kilometers (41 miles).

Currently only 1 airline operates from Sion Airport (Air Glaciers) as a result many people fly via Geneva Airport using Swiss Airlines and use Sion Airport as a connection, Swiss are the Official carrier to the Montreux Jazz Fest.

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Transport options from Sion Airport to Montreux.

Interview

We currently have not been able to interview anybody at the Montreux Jazz Festival, if you work for the festival and would like to answer a few questions for this section of your listing, please contact me so that we can get something arranged, thank you.

Videos

Montreux Jazz Festival Highlights

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Outside of the Festival

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Additional Resources

Post last updated by Paul Thomson on April 30, 2014
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