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Montreux Jazz Festival 2018

Plunge into the world of music at one of the biggest and best-known annual jazz festival in Swiss "Sun Riviera"

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Since its creation in 1967, Montreux jazz festival is a unique event in the realm of music, held each summer in Switzerland on the shores of Lake Geneva.

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Originally a pure jazz festival, the event grew dramatically in scale and nowadays the music lovers will be spoilt for choice since the lineup offers every genre under the sun. Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, and Stevie Wonder are only a few great artists who performed at the stages of the festival.

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There is a choice of free concerts as well as ticked performances, live music cruises on the lake, international music competitions, various workshops and much more. More than 250,000 visitors hit the favored destination every summer, as the event is guaranteed to deliver toe-tapping good times.

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