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Excursions at Camp Suisse – Montreux Jazz

16th January 2020

Montreux Jazz Festival is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world. 

It is legendary, arguably the most famous in Switzerland and takes place during the height of summer on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Camp Suisse campers on Sessions One and Two 2020 will experience first hand this fiesta of musical festivities.

Despite the name, the impressively diverse line up boasts offerings from across the musical spectrum. From pop sensations to R&B royalty, rock and roll and reggae artists, hip hop heroes and indie legends as well as a whole area dedicated to emerging artists for whom the festival is like a rite of passage. 

The festival, now in its 54th year is one of our favourite cultural excursions to share with our summer campers. Celebrating a diversity of talent, and bringing together artists of all types and backgrounds into one spectacular celebration lasting two weeks sits well with the ethos of our camps. 

We usually hit the festival in the day time, taking a stroll along the lakeside soaking up the atmosphere with street performers, stands and stalls, boats bobbing in the background. Emerging and established artists perform at the free Music in the Park venue and there is entertainment all along the length of the lake side allowing our campers to celebrate music, culture and diversity, all in one supervised, sensational afternoon.

Montreux Jazz – 54th edition. Friday 3rd July to Saturday 18 July 2020. Program announcement 26 March 2020.