The news brand will be publishing extensive editorial content around the festival including interviews, announcements and festival exclusives, as well as supporting commercially
The partnership demonstrates The Independent’s ongoing commitment to supporting the arts, and comes hot on the heels of the new series of Music Box premiering on Independent TV, along with its partnerships with The Great Escape and Black Deer Festival.
The news comes as the festival reveals this year’s lineup, which includes Bob Dylan, Lil Nas X, Sam Smith, Lionel Richie and Janelle Monae.
One of the most revered events in music, Montreux has grown from its jazz roots in the 1960s to having more than 250,000 people descend on Lake Geneva each year to take in performances from some of the biggest acts in the world.
The Independent’s culture and lifestyle news editor, Roisin O’Connor, said: Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the most prestigious and storied festivals in the world, set in one of the most picturesque locations.
“I am thrilled that The Independent is partnering with organisers this year, becoming part of such a proud cultural landmark.”
Mathieu Jaton, CEO of Montreux Jazz Festival, commented: “Like Montreux Jazz Festival, The Independent is a prestigious brand recognised and respected internationally, making this such a special partnership full of opportunities. We look forward to working with them during the incredible 2023 edition of the festival and beyond.”