The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland has unveiled its line-up for 2022, which includes Stormzy, Björk, Phoebe Bridgers, and others. The event will take place on the banks of Lake Geneva from 1st to 16th July and will feature an entirely new layout.
The festival will showcase its “beating heart” in the shape of a Lake House venue, in addition to its usual two venues – the Auditorium Stravinski and the Montreux Jazz Lab.
A press release explains: “This large three-story residence will play host to ten enthralling rooms, each offering a unique experience. Open 24 hours a day, the public will be able to wander freely, enjoying unique experiences ranging from the musical, visual, educational or technological. With bars and lounges on each floor, this large house will be a perfect place to enjoy the festival in a lively and intimate setting.”
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Diana Ross, Måneskin, Girl In Red, Years & Years, Michael Kiwanuka, Self Esteem and many others are also on the 2022 lineup.
Below is the whole line-up as well as a schedule of performances.
Mathieu Jaton, the CEO of Montreux Jazz Festival, said: “With so many great artists set to play this year, the 56th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival will be one of our finest yet. For over 50 years, Montreux has created some of the most magical moments in music and we are excited to continue the festival’s legacy.”
Due to COVID-19 travel limitations, a number of UK performers were dropped from the Swiss festival’s lineup last year.
Rag’n’Bone Man, Inhaler, Alfa Mist, Yussef Dayes, and others no longer performed at the festival, as travellers from nations such as the United Kingdom were required to complete a 10-day quarantine period upon entering the country at the time.