The artist lineup has been announced for the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, where for the 32nd consecutive year Meyer Sound has been chosen as the Official Sound Provider. Again in 2018, MJF is setting the world standard for both excellence and eclecticism, presenting a deliciously diverse program of headliners that spans the worlds of rock, R&B, hip-hop and electronica as well as mainstream jazz.
Meyer Sound LEO Family systems will be in place at all three primary venues: The Auditorium Stravinski; the new and enlarged Montreux Jazz Club, now located in the Petit Palais; and the intimate, cutting-edge Montreux Jazz Lab.
Headliners at the Auditorium Stravinski cover decades of rock legends (Deep Purple, Van Morrison, Jack White and Nine Inch Nails) along with Brazilian legend Gilberto Gil and today’s hottest hip-hop from N.E.R.D. At the Montreux Jazz Club, the diverse fare includes today’s newest innovators like R+R=NOW and Gregory Porter along with the legendary Chick Corea Trio and Stanley Clarke Band. Keeping one step ahead of the avant garde, the Montreux Jazz Lab will present a program to excite the ears with performances from – among many others – Nils Frahm, Charlotte Gainsborg, James Bay and Alice in Chains.
That’s just a sampling of main venue headliners. Many more of the world’s pop music elite are on tap from opening night on June 29 through closing on July 14. Even more great performances will be enjoyed through Meyer Sound systems on the Montreux Jazz Trains, the Montreux Jazz Boats, and at the free admission venues both indoors and out.