Montreux Jazz Festival 2023 just dropped a lineup that’s hotter than a saxophone solo in July

Montreux Jazz Festival 2023 just dropped a lineup that is going to make you want to trade in your office job for a life on the road, following these legendary acts from one jazz festival to the next!

Jazz aficionados, get ready to slip into a musical trance, because the Swiss festival just announced its first wave of performers, featuring a dynamic mix of music legends, rising stars, and fresh faces.

Taking place from June 30 to July 15 at the Auditorium Stravinski and the Montreux Jazz Lab, this year’s festival is bringing together a diverse lineup that includes some of the biggest names in music. Bob Dylan, Nile Rodgers, Mavis Staples, and Norah Jones are all set to grace the stage, alongside a range of new artists.

Bob Dylan Montreux Jazz Festival
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Among the festival’s newcomers are Ayra Starr, a Nigerian singer who’s been making waves with her infectious Afro-pop sound, and Wet Leg, a British duo whose snarky garage rock has been winning fans across the pond. Rapper Loyle Carner and singer Caroline Polachek, who’s been hailed as one of pop’s most innovative artists, are also set to perform.

But that’s not all – Montreux Jazz Festival 2023 is also shining a spotlight on the next generation of musical talent, with rising stars like Rema, IDLES, and Christine and the Queens set to take the stage. And of course, no festival would be complete without a bit of glam, which is where Janelle Monáe comes in, with her signature blend of soul, funk, and futuristic pop.

For those who are new to the festival, Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the most prestigious and beloved music festivals in the world. Held annually in early July on the Lake Geneva shoreline, it’s a chance to catch some of the biggest names in jazz, blues, and pop in one stunning location.

So pack your bags, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready for a musical adventure like no other. Montreux Jazz Festival 2023 is coming – are you ready?