This year I’ll be going to my first Montreux Jazz Festival – that venerable institution, now in its 45th year, held over 16 days in the most beautiful festival location in Switzerland. I’ve been meaning to go for years but never managed it, so this year I’ll be popping my Montreux Jazz cherry in order to finally see the band that have proven so elusive to me in the last few years – Arcade Fire.
Now that the free programme has been released (and wow, the free programme is almost better than the paid programme!), here are my picks for this year’s festival:
There’s some interesting stuff there, eh? Looks like there might be a tweet-up of sorts happening at the Arcade Fire gig – now that would be fun. So stay tuned for tweets, reports and other tidbits from the front row – I’ll be queuing with the best of them, elbows sharpened and at the ready.
The 45th Montreux Jazz Festival runs from 1-16 July 2011.