MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL, SWITZERLAND
The Montreux festival began more than 50 years ago as a pure jazz festival, but evolved over time to include blues, soul, Brazilian and rock. Tom Jones, Usher, Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, Solange and feelgood favourite Lukas Graham were among the standouts in 2017.
Held over two weeks at this pretty lakeside town, ticketing is per event rather than for the full festival, and prices are steep but there are some notable free events, such as the Parmigiani Jazz Piano Solo Competition. montreuxjazzfestival.com