Happy birthday to you, 51 years of Montreux Jazz Festival! This is the festival you just can’t miss out on this year – you never know what might happen.

The 51st Montreux Jazz Festival program will be released soon. Tickets will go on sale early 2017.


Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world.

Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

The festival was originally held at the old Montreux Casino, which burned down in December 1971 during Frank Zappa’s performance. Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple tells that story.

The festival was held then in other auditoriums in Montreux, until it could return to the rebuilt new Casino in 1975. The festival continued to grow, and in 1993, it moved to the larger Convention Centre. From 1995 through 2008, it occupied both the Convention Centre and the Casino.


Date: 30. June 2017 – 15. Jule 2017