Entertainment Ayo, Ibrahim Maalouf ... The Festival Marseille Jazz of the five continents unveils its programming and hope to revive in July
Stage on the water marks Montreux Jazz Festival's comeback
Stage on the water marks Montreux Jazz Festival's comebackGENEVA (Reuters) - The Montreux Jazz Festival plans to return in July after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19, organisers said on Wednesday, and it will feature a new star attraction - a stage built on stilts surrounded by the water of Lake Geneva.
The American singer Stacey Kent, Thomas Dutronc, the group of Trip-Hop Morcheeba: The Festival Marseille Jazz of the five continents Hope to hold an edition in July.
after the cancellation of the 2020 edition, "We are committed to what Marseille Jazz of the five continents takes place from 8 to 25 July in eight emblematic places" of the second city of France, explained the director From the event, Hugues Kieffer, during a meeting with the press in March. The idea for this edition is to "revive a machine" necessarily clenched and to "recreate a balance", especially with the artists.
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An edition adapted to the health context
proof of their desire to hold this edition 2021 at all costs, the team unveiled this Thursday to the press the program with French heads: Thomas Dutronc, Christophe Chassol, but also international With the Franco-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf, the British of Morcheeba, the American singer Stacey Kent, the Israeli contrabassist Avishai Cohen announced in trio or ayo, singer and composer German of Nigerian origin. They also promise a surprise closing concert on July 25 in the Gardens of the Palais Longchamp, the Festival base camp.
Regarding the health rules, the organizers remain in the blur on the instructions for the moment but they put on gauges less than 5,000 people, all seated and outdoors. "Nobody can still imagine what extra cost, what device we will have to imagine to welcome the public," worries the director.
For this event, funded 50% by subsidies and 50% by tickets in particular, these reduced gauges will inevitably have a significant impact. At its last edition, in 2019, the festival had welcomed 27,000 spectators.
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