Johnny Depp will play with Jeff Beck at the Montreux Jazz Festival

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Johnny Depp will perform alongside Jeff Beck at the 56th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 15.

The iconic Swiss music festival begins July 1 and runs until July 16 on the shores of Lake Geneva. Johnny Depp is the festival’s surprise guest, performing with the previously announced Jeff Beck on the Auditorium Stravinsky stage.

Depp joined Beck for several performances on his last tour, and the two have been friends for years. The friendship culminated in an upcoming album, beginning with the release of their debut single, a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation.” Depp also recently sang his self-penned “This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr,” accompanied by Beck on guitar, during their performance at the Royal Albert Hall on May 31.


Johnny Depp first performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2018 with his supergroup, the Hollywood Vampires, alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Twice inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, guitar guru Jeff Beck has collaborated with numerous musicians throughout his career, including Stevie Wonder and Mick Jagger.

Many other artists will perform on the Stravinsky Auditorium stage for this year’s event, including legendary Motown singer Diana Ross, Icelandic pop artist Björk, alternative rock icon Nick Cave, spin-off from Radiohead The Smile, British Eurovision star Sam Ryder, and many more.

Complete program of the Montreux Jazz Festival July 2022

Stravinsky Auditorium

  • 1 | Westerman; ha ha
  • 2 | Emilie Zoe; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • 3 | Björk with Sinfonietta of Lausanne
  • 4 | Yola; john legend
  • 5 | Sabrina Claudio; Paolo Nutini
  • 6 | Melody Gardot; Gregory Porter
  • seven | Rodrigo and Gabriela; Juanes
  • 8 | Dutronc & Dutronc
  • 9 | Diana Ross
  • ten | Lous and the Yakuza; woodkid
  • 11 | John McLaughlin and the 4th dimension with Jany McPherson; Alan Parsons Live Project
  • 12 | Crawlers; Maneskin
  • 13 | Mighty oaks; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
  • 14 | Asaf Avidan; Ibrahim Malouf
  • 15 | Van Morrisson; Jeff Beck with Johnny Depp
  • 16 | Herbie Hancock; Jamie Cullum

Montreux Jazz Lab

  • 1 | Dino Brandao; Sophia Hunger; Faber
  • 2 | Pierre de Maere; Ilione; years and years
  • 3 | November Ultra; Tom Rosenthal; Clairo
  • 4 | Mimi Webb; Anita
  • 5 | self-esteem; Mitsky
  • 6 | Gabriels; black cougars; Michael Kiwanuka
  • seven | Lady Merle; Nubya Garcia; Marc Rebillet
  • 8 | Luiji; Keep it low key
  • 9 | Tinache; Odezenne; Fred again…
  • ten | Regrets; ASHNIKKO; girl in red
  • 11 | Heavenly; Storm
  • 12 | Robert Stillman; Smile
  • 13 | The bean; Guy2Bezbar; Lala &ce; Ziak; O BOY
  • 14 | Rejie Snow; Nicki Nicole; golden link
  • 15 | Youssef Dayes; Loyle Carner; Package
  • 16 | Arlo Parks; Patrick Watson; Phoebe Bridger

Willie J. Johnson