Caroline Polachek, Nile Rodgers and Bob Dylan to play Montreux Jazz Festival 2023

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The Swiss festival will host its 57th edition in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline this summer.

Montreux Jazz Festival has unveiled the first wave of artists set to perform at this summer’s event, taking place from 30 June to 15 July at the Auditorium Stravinski and the Montreux Jazz Lab.

Locking in acts from across the worlds of pop, jazz, soul, blues and more, the bill sees appearances from the likes of Bob Dylan, Nile Rodgers, Mavis Staples and Norah Jones. Former Crack Magazine cover stars Caroline Polachek, IDLES, Rema and Christine and the Queens have been also announced alongside Lil Nas X, Loyle Carner, Wet Leg, Ayra Starr and Janelle Monáe.

Montreux Jazz Festival tickets go on sale tomorrow (6 April) at 11am. Head to the website for further programme information and listen back to an audio version of our Caroline Polachek cover story below.