Watch Full Montreux Jazz Festival Sets from Lou Reed, The Raconteurs, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, and More
“During this unprecedented time, fans will have the chance to experience iconic performances from their living rooms.”
As with nearly every other major event around the world, Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival postponed the announcement for this year’s festival line-up due to the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing on Twitter this week that they will communicate a new date soon.
In the meantime, they have made available over fifty full sets from their archives for free streaming for thirty days, including classic performances from Lou Reed, James Brown, Johnny Cash, RUN-DMC, Chic, Nina Simone, The Raconteurs, and Marvin Gaye, among others.
“During this unprecedented time, fans will have the chance to experience iconic performances by some of their favorite artists from their living rooms,” they said in a press statement, “including rare concerts from ‘The Godfather of Soul’ James Brown, who played Montreux Jazz Festival in 1981, and the legendary Nina Simone in 1976. Fans will also be able to enjoy Johnny Cash’s 1994 Live at Montreux performance, as well as the ground-breaking hip hop group Run-DMC’s electrifying show in 2001.”
To get a code to access the concerts, visit Montreux Jazz Festival’s official website.