Montreux Jazz Festival has announced the return of two true musical icons to next year’s festival. International superstar Lionel Richie and Lenny Kravitz, one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, will be performing at the 54th edition of Montreux Jazz Festival.

Lionel Ritchie and Lenny Kravitz are the first artists announced for next year’s festival with many more yet to be announced. Lionel Ritchie will headline Auditorium Stravinski on Wednesday, July 8th and Lenny Kravitz will headline on Monday, July 13th, with tickets on general sale 29 November 2019 at www.montreuxjazzfestival.com.

Both superstars are making their return to Montreal for the Jazz Festival. At his first performance at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2008, Kravitz confided that he was “intimidated by Montreux” and its legacy, before returning seven years later for a liberated, electrifying show in 2015. Kravitz returns to the Montreux Jazz Festival stage in 2020 for what is set to be a truly special night. After a sensational debut in 2000 and a phenomenal performance in 2015, which saw Quincy Jones join on stage, Lionel Richie will return to Montreux Jazz Festival next year. Richie’s shows are world-renowned for their party atmosphere and fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits such as Lady, Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You, Say Me, Hello and All Night Long.

Nestled in the shadows of the stunning Swiss alps alongside beautiful Lake Geneva, Montreux Jazz Festival will be taking place between July 3-18 2020. The festival will be taking place across 11 stages showcasing some of the most iconic performers and exciting new artists from around the globe.

In the spirit of Christmas and for a limited time only, Montreux Jazz Festival is offering the chance to experience the electricity of the Montreux Jazz Lab with the Lab Pass, giving access to all 16 Montreux Jazz Lab concerts for an incredible CHF 399. Montreux Jazz Festival have also announced a very special holiday discount on their All Music Pass, the perfect pass for a 16-day musical marathon at both Auditorium Stravinski and Montreux Jazz Lab with a reduced CHF 1299. All special Christmas Offers are available here.

Tickets for Lionel’s and Lenny Kravtiz’s headline shows at the Auditorium Stavinski will be available from Wednesday, 27 November at www.montreuxjazzfestival.com.

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