Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

Location
Montreux, Switzerland
Venue
Various Lakefront Venues
Lat/Long
46.425582, 6.925157 (View Map)
Dates
15 Days (Fri, 04 Jul 2014 - Fri, 18 Jul 2014)
Ticket Price
1600-2000 CHF (EUR €1,300 - €1,600)
Status
Festival Planned

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

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A table showing the dates, times, line-up, programme and performance info for the Montreux Jazz Festival 2014.
Date
Start Time
Price
Venue
Artist 1
Artist 2
04 July 201420:00CHF 85/260.-Auditorium StravinskiJack SavorettiAmy Macdonald
04 July 201420:00CHF 85/170/185.-Montreux Jazz ClubNorma Jean MartineAyo
04 July 201420:30CHF 65.-Montreux Jazz LabÓlafur ArnaldsAgnes Obel
04 July 201421:15CHF 40.-Château de ChillonLes Troubadours
05 July 201420:00CHF 90/270.-Auditorium StravinskiChris Rea
05 July 201420:00CHF 85/170/185.-Montreux Jazz ClubEverlast
05 July 201420:30CHF 55.-Montreux Jazz LabSelah SueTiken Jah Fakoly
05 July 201417:30CHF 70.-Gare de VeveyBlonay - Chamby Jazz Train
05 July 201421:15CHF 40.-Château de ChillonLes Troubadours
05 July 201415:00CHF 65.-Quai CGN, MontreuxSalsa Boat
06 July 201420:00CHF 80/240.-Auditorium StravinskiTedeschi Trucks BandBuddy Guy
06 July 201420:00CHF 85/170/185.-Montreux Jazz ClubMagos & LimónBuika
06 July 201420:30CHF 62.-Montreux Jazz LabTemplesEels
06 July 201417:00CHF 20.-Petit PalaisFlora
06 July 201421:00CHF 60.-Hotel des 3 Couronnes, VeveyAlim Qasimov Ensemble
07 July 201420:00CHF 135/370.-Auditorium StravinskiPharrell Williams
07 July 201420:00CHF 90/180/195.-Montreux Jazz ClubLeandro PellegrinoLee Ritenour
07 July 201420:30CHF 58.-Montreux Jazz LabPassengerAngus & Julia Stone
08 July 201420:00CHF 90/270.-Auditorium StravinskiRodrigo y GabrielaRobert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
08 July 201420:00CHF 80/160/175.-Montreux Jazz ClubNeil Cowley TrioTigran Hamasyan Quintet
08 July 201420:30CHF 75.-Montreux Jazz LabKuromaMGMT
08 July 201421:00CHF 60.-Montreux PalaceJulian Sartorius
09 July 201420:00CHF 125/350.-Auditorium StravinskiJungleOutKast
09 July 201420:00CHF 90/180/195.-Montreux Jazz ClubIsfar SarabskiJack DeJohnette Trio
09 July 201420:30CHF 65.-Montreux Jazz LabLondon GrammarGoldfrapp
09 July 201411:44CHF 60.-GstaadGoldenpass Jazz Train
10 July 201420:00CHF 90/240.-Auditorium StravinskiBanksMassive Attack
10 July 201420:00CHF 90/180/195.-Montreux Jazz ClubSweet Georgia BrownBooker T. Jones
10 July 201420:30CHF 50.-Montreux Jazz LabRed Bull Music Academy ThursdayModerat
11 July 201420:00CHF 80/240.-Auditorium StravinskiJamie Cullum
11 July 201420:00CHF 90/180/195.-Montreux Jazz ClubPlaistowHiromi
11 July 201421:30CHF 58.-Montreux Jazz LabAdriatique
11 July 201421:00CHF 30.-Château de ChillonSwiss VibesMarc Perrenoud
12 July 201420:00CHF 80/240.-Auditorium StravinskiStephan Eicher
12 July 201420:00CHF 90/180/195.-Montreux Jazz ClubTerry Lyne Carrington
12 July 201420:30CHF 55.-Montreux Jazz LabMilky ChanceFAUVE ≠
12 July 201421:00CHF 60.-Château de ChillonJazz Meets Classic
12 July 201414:47CHF 60.-Rochers-de-NayeNew Orleans Jazz Train
12 July 201415:00CHF 65.-Quai CGN, MontreuxJazz & Blues Boat
13 July 201420:00CHF 85/240.-Auditorium StravinskiPaloma FaithRobin Thicke
13 July 201420:00CHF 95/190/205.-Montreux Jazz ClubMulatu AstatkeMonty Alexander
13 July 201420:30CHF 65.-Montreux Jazz LabChet FakerArchive
13 July 201421:00CHF 60.-Château de ChillonLeo Tardin
13 July 201415:00CHF 65.-Quai CGN, MontreuxBrasil Boat
14 July 201420:00CHF 80/240.-Auditorium StravinskiDr. JohnThe Daptone Super Soul Revue
14 July 201420:00CHF 95/190/205.-Montreux Jazz ClubJerry LéonideManu Katché Quartet
14 July 201420:30CHF 78.-Montreux Jazz LabOh! Tiger MountainEtienne Daho
15 July 201420:00CHF 185/450.-Auditorium StravinskiStevie Wonder
15 July 201420:00CHF 90/180/195.-Montreux Jazz ClubDirty LoopsJohn Scofield Uberjam Band
15 July 201420:30CHF 62.-Montreux Jazz LabEarl SweatshirtMac Miller
15 July 201411:44CHF 60.-GstaadGoldenpass Jazz & Celtic Train
16 July 201420:00CHF 80/240.-Auditorium StravinskiMichael KiwanukaDamon Albarn
16 July 201420:00CHF 85/170/185.-Montreux Jazz ClubBenjamin ClementineKeb' Mo'
16 July 201420:30CHF 55.-Montreux Jazz LabVon PariahsBabyshambles
17 July 201420:00CHF 80/240.-Auditorium StravinskiMichael KiwanukaDamon Albarn
17 July 201420:00CHF 85/170/185.-Montreux Jazz ClubBenjamin ClementineKeb' Mo'
17 July 201420:30CHF 55.-Montreux Jazz LabVon PariahsBabyshambles
18 July 201420:00CHF 85/240.-Auditorium StravinskiRichard GallianoHerbie Hancock
18 July 201420:00CHF 85/170/185.-Montreux Jazz ClubFink
18 July 201420:30CHF 58.-Montreux Jazz LabRockyMorcheeba
18 July 201421:00CHF 60.-Château de ChillonIvresses, Les Fleurs du Mal de Baudelaire et La Rose des Vents de Debluë
19 July 201420:00CHF 80/240.-Auditorium StravinskiAS Animals- M -
19 July 201420:00CHF 90/180/195.-Montreux Jazz ClubHarri Stojka & Hot Club de VienneThomas Dutronc
19 July 201420:30CHF 62.-Montreux Jazz LabMighty OaksEd Sheeran
19 July 201421:00CHF 80.-Eglise Sainte-Claire, VeveyJazz Meets Classic
19 July 201414:47CHF 60.-Rochers-de-NayeNew Orleans Jazz Train

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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.

To get the best flight deals I would use SkyScanner‘s official search widget below.

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

… to come

Additional Resources

Post last updated by Paul Thomson on April 30, 2014
6-Day Weather forecast for Montreux, Switzerland (46.425582,6.925157):
TodayTuesday
29 Jul '14
Wednesday
30 Jul '14
Thursday
31 Jul '14
Friday
01 Aug '14
Saturday
02 Aug '14
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM CEST on July 28, 2014
Thunderstorm
63°/46°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM CEST on July 29, 2014
Chance of Rain
52°/41°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 11:00 PM CEST on July 30, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
63°/52°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM CEST on July 31, 2014
Chance of Rain
64°/52°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM CEST on August 01, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
70°/57°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM CEST on August 02, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
70°/54°
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