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They All Came Out To Montreux


Presented by Groovescooter



In 1967, one man started a musical revolution that turned a sleepy town on Lake Geneva into one of the most famous festivals ever known. Claude Nobs had virtually no knowledge of the music industry, yet with drive and passion, enticed artists such as Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Etta James, Prince and many more to play at his Montreux Jazz Festival. Claude Nobs was also a fabulously eccentric character who continually pushed the envelope and became a lifelong friend to many of those who took to the stage. Thankfully Claude filmed the proceedings each year, resulting in an archive of extraordinary depth – much of which has never been seen until now.

Why You Should See This Film

After its World Premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival, this Australian Premiere for Groovescooter’s STROBE Film Festival at Golden Age offers Sydneysiders the first opportunity to witness some of Montreux’s fantastic moments. Revel in some of the incredible performances (which often took place in intimate spaces where the was little to separate artists from the audience) and discover trivia like the fact Deep Purple wrote Smoke On The Water in response to the fire that burnt down the festival's original venue: The Montreux Casino. From revelatory live performances to jaw dropping b-roll and interviews, They All Came Out To Montreux chronicles one man's unwavering passion for music and a life lived to the fullest, providing a window into the famous festival that’s still going strong today.

Oliver Murray
Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Prince, Quincy Jones
93 minutes

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