The festival started in 1967. On its first years it last for three days, but nowadays as it got greater and better, it last for 16 days. Unlike other Jazz festivals, the repertory of Montreux festival includes in addition to Jazz, other kinds of music as Reggea, Pop, Sol, Rock, Rap, etc…
Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for cheapest tickets and accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms and tickets well in advance.
The shows, with the participation of known compositions are held in various venues over the city. In the streets and city’s squares, everybody can hear music played by beginners and less known compositions.
Due to the artists and qualified compositions, the Montreux festival is known as one of the leading in the music world.