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01 June 2021

Montreux Jazz Festival 2021: Rag’n’Bone Man, Arlo Parks Confirmed Among Headliners

Montreux Jazz Festival 2021 Rag n Bone Man
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Rag’n’Bone Man, Arlo Parks and Inhaler have all been confirmed billed for the 2021 Montreux Jazz Festival.

The Anywhere Away From Here hitmaker; 2021 Breakthrough BRIT Award winner and Dublin rock quartet will be taking to the stage when the legendary music festival returns to Lake Geneva in Switzerland between 2 and 17 July.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been “condensed” and will have a reduced capacity.

The likes of Lionel Richie, Brittany Howard and Lenny Kravitz had been scheduled to play the 2020 festival, which had to be cancelled amid the global health crisis.

A statement read at the time: “This is the first time the Festival has had to be cancelled in its 53 years of making history, bringing people together and producing legendary musical moments. Until the very end, all of us here in the Festival team were still hoping to share these magical moments with everyone who, like us, cannot imagine a summer without the Montreux Jazz Festival. Our thoughts go out to the staff members, artists and their support teams, technicians and engineers and to all our partners who make the event possible, from local hotels and businesses to everyone who lives in Montreux, and of course our loyal festival-goers.”

Tickets for this year’s festival will be on sale from June 8 via the Montreux Jazz Festival’s official website.

The legendary festival, which has previously taken in performances from the likes of Nina Simone, Prince and Miles Davis, will return to Lake Geneva from 2-17 July. Surrounded by the Swiss Alps, the 16-date event will also debut a brand new stage, called Scene Du Lac, which has been built on the lake to give music fans the chance to watch their favourite artists in idyllic settings.

Three other stages with a smaller capacity will be hosting jazz concerts, workshops, sessions and more in the event spaces and gardens of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace hotel.

Other artists heading to Montreux for 2021 include: Woodkid; a debut appearance for Priya Ragu; Yseult; Turkish psych-rockers Altin Gün, and minimal pop artist Oklou.

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