The iconic Montreux Jazz Festival has announced the digital streaming release of more than 50 concerts from across its 54-year history.
The performances are available to stream in full free of charge here for the first month via Stingray Qello, where fans will have the opportunity to discover legendary sets by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana, Quincy Jones and more.
The music festival, which is still scheduled to take place from July 3 and 18, has yet to reveal its 2020 concert lineup. Organisers added in a statement that this will be communicated at a yet-unknown date “given the exceptional circumstances all are currently facing.”
“Concerned by the seriousness of the situation and mindful of its evolution, the Festival management is closely assessing developments in conjunction with both the authorities and those involved in the organisation of the event. Our team is therefore continuing its work, in hope and humility, to enable this year’s Festival to happen under the best possible conditions,” they further explained.