Summer in Switzerland means relaxation, great food, and two weeks of non-stop music from almost 100 different artists. That’s right, the Montreux Jazz Festival will be kicking off this Friday, July 4th in Montreux, Switzerland, and they have brought their A-Game.
Here are three things you should know before this Friday…
1. Who’s Who?
It’s their 48th Anniversary, and the Montreux Jazz Festival is only getting better with age. With three main stages: Auditorium Stravinsky, Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux Jazz Lab, and many more smaller venues; each one has something unique to offer.
The chart-topping artists including Pharrell Williams (who could pass up a chance to dance to Happy?), London Grammar, Outkast, Robin Thicke, Van Morrison and the legend, Stevie Wonder will be taking over the Auditorium Stravinsky; however, we have our eye on the smaller bands such as Passenger and Ed Sheeran who will be just as incredible without breaking your wallet.
2. Filling Your Free Time
With the lakefront promenade, the Music in the Park lawn, free concerts, play areas, and activities, music fanatics of all ages are free to enjoy the festival as they please.
Oh, and the food almost looks as good as the line-up! With over thirty-two options of bars, restaurants, and stands, concert-goers can choose between classic Swiss taste, sophisticated French, hearty burgers, and South American spice. They’ve even added new options, including the Globus Bar, the Limonadier Bar (located in the Chalet-d’en-Bas), and the Heineken Bar, as well as kept old favorites such as the Nestlé Terrasse.
3. Where Will WE Be?
Finally, don’t miss the HELVETIQ team at the Montreux Jazz Festival! Our team members will be there to test you and see who has the greatest #MUSICIQ.
Do you have what it takes?
Come, find us, and see for yourselves! We will be taking our questions from non-other than our new MUSIC IQ game (shown right) and testing players twice a day. Just look for our HELVETIQ sign!
See you soon!