The stage at Montreux Jazz Festival

New layout for Montreux Jazz Festival 2024

The Montreux Jazz Festival has unveiled a new layout for its 58th edition, to be held from July 5-20, 2024.

The festival is reinventing itself in the heart of the town of Montreux along an extended route along the quay. An “eye-catching” stage will be built on the lake itself. The festival is also celebrating its return to the emblematic Casino, a significant venue in the event’s history. A large number of free stages complete the new layout for this year’s 58th edition, which will continue to accommodate its usual capacity of 250,000 attendees. 

The changes have been made due to construction work on the Convention Centre, which usually hosts the festival’s major shows, with work scheduled to continue until 2025. This poses a major challenge for the organising team, while also presenting an opportunity to reimagine the layout.   

The main stage will give audiences a “breathtaking view” of Lake Geneva and the setting sun. With a maximum capacity of 5,000 people, including 600 covered seats at the top of the square, the stage (35m wide, 23m deep, 17m high) will be able to accommodate the legendary musicians and major artists of the moment. The sound system will be provided by Meyer Sound, a long-standing partner of Montreux Jazz Festival for more than 30 years. 

The festival will also return to the Casino for its second ticketed stage, the birthplace of the festival’s first concerts back in 1967. With a capacity of 1,300, the Casino Stage will welcome audiences in an atypical half-seated, half-standing configuration, evoking the atmosphere and listening comfort of great years of the Festival.