Montreux Jazz Festival China to raise curtain in Hangzhou in October
Published: Sep 07, 2021 06:12 PM
The Montreux Jazz Festival China is set to take place for the first time in October in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, the festival's organizers announced on Monday.

The world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival is held every summer on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Now the Chinese edition will host an eclectic lineup of artists from October 5 to October 8.

The Montreux Jazz Festival China said in a media release that it has been working closely with the Chinese government to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

The four-day program will include live performances by artists from six countries who all live in China.

The festival will also provide recordings from artists from eight countries in 360 degrees reality audio, and will feature videos from the Montreux Jazz Festival's archives.

Online lectures are also expected to be hosted by the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music and EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Montreux Jazz Festival was created in 1967 and has since become one of the world's most renowned music events.