Montreux Jazz Festival 2024: Kraftwerk, Janelle Monáe, PJ Harvey, Andre 3000 Announced

Alongside a slew of other top names...

Montreux Jazz Festival has revealed a number of huge artists for its 2024 bill.

The historic festival is an international landmark, boasting prestige, heritage, and daring programming. Returning to its iconic site in 2024, this year’s run opens on July 5th, and welcomes thousands upon thousands of fans until it closes on July 20th.

The first names on the line-up include Kraftwerk – German electronic legends, they practically wrote the DNA coding for techno and remain an incredible live experience. Elsewhere you can find award-winning actress and afro-futurist songwriter Janelle Monáe, and witness Andre 3000 in all his flute-playing glory.

Double Mercury winning UK artist PJ Harvey will perform at Montreux Jazz Festival, with other names on the bill including Chinese-Icelandic viral phenomenon Laufey, US conscious rapper Noname, and Thee Sacred Souls.

You can check out sets from UK R&B artist Mahalia and Brittany Howard, Tems and Amaarae, while absorbing music from Michael Kiwanuka, BRIT Award winners Jungle, Jessie Ware, and Scottish singer Paolo Nutini.

In a neat twist, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets will revisit a pivotal moment in the career of Pink Floyd. The drummer played Montreux’s Casino stage on November 21st, 1970, and he brings his new project to the site this summer.

Tickets go on sale from April 19th.

Montreux Jazz Festival runs between July 5th – 20th.

Photo Credit: Renaud Alouche

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