Montreux Switzerland is famous for many things but is most famous for the Montreux ski resorts and the Montreux festival.  Montreux weather is perfect for attracting skiers who adore skiing in the Switzerland.  Montreux has fantastic ski resorts that attract and cater to the skiing community.  However, once each year Montreux is turned into a huge jazz party.  The Montreux Jazz Festival is world famous among jazz lovers.  Our section on the Festival explains the Festival’s history and how this yearly event came to be held in Montreux each year.  Montreux hotels and tourism officials welcome guests each year to this special event.  The 47th Montreux Jazz Festival will be held beginning on July 5 2013 and running through July 20, 2013 with several new artists and events.

On Friday, July 9, the younger crowd will be excited to see BADBADNOTGOOD, otherwise known as BBNG, warm up the crowd before Charles Bradley takes the stage at the Montreux Jazz Club.  BBNG has a strong following among younger jazz fans for their combination of hip hop with a new take on traditional Jazz sounds.  Working with such talented artists as Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean, BBNG has made a name for themselves in the music industry and will wow the crowds this year at the Festival.

The Birmingham Indie-rock band known as the Editors will take the stage at the Stravinski on July 9 to rock the jazz world.  They join the world famous Woodkid on stage for a one-of-a-kind concert that will have the crowd begging for more.

The Lab brings the legendary alternative rock group Dinosaur Jr to the stage on Friday, July 5.  The group, consisting of three Massachusetts artists, has been entertaining audiences since 1984 with their unique use of distortion and feedback.  They will share the state with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Four new venues give concert goers the option of dancing into the wee hours of the morning after concerts.  The Rock Cave will open at 9pm nightly or 10:30pm after concerts with talented DJs to kept the music flowing.  Aftershows at the Lab opens each evening after the concerts end with live music to keep you rocking until the sun comes up.  If an intimate gathering is more your style, Aftershows at the Club is smaller and hosts improvised jam sessions featuring great artists each evening. Le Chalet d’en bas is the tribute to Claude Nobs, the Festival’s founder, and gives visitors a view of Festival archives.