SPOT on Demark’s beautiful collaboration with Montreux Jazz Festival has entered its fourth year. The first SPOT-event at the legendary Swiss festival took place in 2009 in a fully packed Montreux Jazz Café – that boasts a capacity of 1000 – with the performances of electropop starlet As In RebekkaMaria and sunshine-pop extravaganza The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. In 2010 the tradition was bolstered with indie rockers Kiss Kiss Kiss, melodic Ginger Ninja and alt country folksters Cody; and yielded great results – including a release of Ginger Ninja’s debut album by Sony Music Switzerland.
Every year the showcasing acts are selected by a jury of Swiss media that attend SPOT Festival – including 20 Minuten, Toxic FM, Rockstar Magazine and Lautstark – plus the Montreux Jazz Festival itself. In the framework of the interactive SPOT platform a networking event is held prior to the evening shows in order to strengthen the dialogue between the Swiss and Danish industries.
Last year prime indie comebacks Figurines, disco-pop extravaganza Vinnie Who and must-see electro-punks of the moment Reptile & Retard performed as part of the annual SPOT night. In addition to the aforementioned artists another three popular Danish acts were on the bill of Montreux Jazz Festival, Oh Land, Kasper Bjørke, and Agnes Obel.
And this year we present Asbjørn, Bon Homme and Giana Factory (please read here)
SPOT ON Denmark@Montreux
2011 – Montreux Jazz Café, Montreux Jazz Festival, July 9, 1000 audience (full)
Reptile & Retard
2010 – Montreux Jazz Café, Montreux Jazz Festival, July 10, 1000 audience (full)
Kiss Kiss Kiss
2009 – Montreux Jazz Café, Montreux Jazz Festival, July 17, 1000 audience (full)
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
As in RebekkaMaria
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