Caprices Festival is the most iconic mountain-top festival in Europe and now it celebrates its 20th edition across two unmissable weekends in Switzerland’s stunning Crans-Montana resort. There will be all-new stages, the signature sophisticated production, surprise guests, endless winter sports fun and electronic music covering a wider spectrum than ever from DJs and live acts across two weekends from April 7-9th, and April 14-16th.
The first wave of artists includes Jamie XX, Fatboy Slim, Black Coffee, ARTBAT, DJ Tennis, Blond:ish, Who Made Who (live), Adriatique, Monolink (live), Magda, Modal Tune (Guti b2b Sarkis live), Themba, Jeff Mills, Zip, Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Arapu b2b Gescu, Archie Hamilton, Cobblestone Jazz (live), East End Dubs, Janeret, Manda Moor, Raresh, Sonja Moonear plus many more to come. Head to https://capricesfestival.com for tickets.
Over the last two decades, Caprices has put Crans-Montana back on the map. It was once hugely popular in the 70s and 80s but fell out of fashion until Caprices introduced it to a new generation. In that time the festival has grown and evolved to become one of the world’s premier underground events with not just top-level music but also endless daytime adventures in the Alps and body and soul-enriching experiences.
As such there are many things that stand Caprices apart, from breathtaking panoramic views across the Alps to next level audio-visual technology, luxury gastronomic experiences, an eco-museum, mountain activities, to multiple spa and wellness centres. For adrenaline junkies there are 140 km of pistes for skiing and snowboarding, a next level snowpark, husky sledding and so much more.
For this special anniversary edition there will be five stages split across day and night, two by day and three by night. Each stage has its own unique theme with fantastically realised producing and added performing arts elements such as dancers, actors, audiovisuals and art installations that brings the whole magical experience to life.
By day there is the world renowned Modernity Stage, an iconic glasshouse at 2,200m up the Swiss Alps that will welcome big name DJs for some unforgettable musical memories. The Club stage, meanwhile, is a concrete stage attached to the Modernity Stage with a glass wall overlooking the Alps and soundtracked by some fresh talents from around the world.
By night, The Moon Stage comes alive. It has been an integral part of Caprices festival from the early years and has famously cutting edge audiovisual production that adds an extra dimension to every single set. Then comes the Forest Stage, a forest themed 2000-capacity stage which will transport partygoers deep into alpine forests. Last but not least is the Dome Stage with another high-level audio visual experience and classy underground sounds.
This year, Weekend One (April 7-9th) welcomes Jamie XX, Fatboy Slim, Black Coffee, Artbat, Monolink (live), Adriatique, DJ Tennis, Blond:ish, Who Made Who (live), 8Kays, Amine K, Brina Knauss, Fiona Kraft, Layla Benitez, Magda, Modal Tune (Guti b2b Sarkisi live), Themba and Yokoo.
Weekend Two (April 14-16th) brings Jeff Mills, Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler, Zip, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Arapu b2b Gescu, Archie Hamilton, Cobblestone Jazz (live), Djerry C, East End Dubs, Janeret, Manda Moor, Miroloja, O.Bee b2b Tomas Station, Raresh, Sonja Moonear plus a special guest TBA.
Stay tuned for further artist announcements.
This year Caprices offers hotel packages as well as additional services and activities of the region for the ones who are seeking to discover Crans-Montana. There are many more acts to come with a surprise guest on Saturday night set to be a real highlight. Head to https://capricesfestival.com for tickets.