Artists will play 2200m above sea level offering panoramic views of the crystalline skies and snow-capped mountain ranges.

The 17th edition of Caprices Festival might have had to move from its original April date, but it makes a much anticipated return to the stunning resort of Crans-Montana in Switzerland across two specially curated weekends. With a reduced capacity and different look thanks to the warmer end of the summer weather and beautiful green hillsides, this will be special and unique one-off editions from September 18 – 20 and 25 – 27 September, with returning favourites and hot new headliners from the original line-up all playing including Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Mathew Jonson (live), Sonja Moonear, Behrouz, Damian Lazarus, Guy Gerber, Archie Hamilton, Dorian Paic, Traumer, Steve Rachmad, Agents of Time, Dubfire and many more.

With joint effort between the artists, the partners and the festival team, in current complex circumstances, an unprecedented edition of the festival will be able to see the light of the day and offer a privileged few an unforgettable experience. In order to keep party goers safe during the Covid-19 era, capacity was reduced to 1000 people per stage, with each one then split into independent zones of max 300 people as advised by the government measures.

Instead of initially planned four stages, there will be two stages per day – the famous daytime ‘Modernity Stage’ and one new nighttime stage, ‘The Forest Stage’ – but the famously high production values and world class sound systems that have made Caprices Festival such an iconic underground event will remain. The Forest Stage is a circular building, offering a 360-degree view, with indoor and outdoor spaces, located in the middle of the forest, in the old intermediate station of Signal cable car line and has never been before by the Caprices Festival. The stage will host a combination of international artists, “new comers” and the Swiss local acts, offering the public a musical context at the forefront of the latest artistic trends in the field.

The world renowned Modernity Stage, of course, is a one-off, greenhouse-like structure that sits 2200m above sea level offering panoramic views of the crystalline skies and snow-capped mountain ranges.

Across all three days of weekend one, the Modernity Stage will be headlined by the likes of Damian Lazarus, Dubfire, Behrouz, Yokoo, Parallells, Audiofly, Guy Gerber, Guti live, Mina, Tia, 3rd Floor Brothers and DJ Reas, while The Forest Stage welcomes Ion Ludwig live, Digby, Seko & Persci, Madnax live, Mira & Chris Scwarzwalder, Manolo, Adolpho & Franky, Argenis Brito and Dandy Jack.

Weekend two sees Modernity headlined by Marco Farone, Agents of Time, Adriatique, Alci, Sonja Moonear, Ricardo Villalobos b2b Edward, Dana Ruh, Skizzo, Given (aka James Mc Hale b2b Giorgio Maulini), Dorian Paic and Sven Vath. The Forest Stage will then bounce to the sounds of Nicolas Duvoisin, Traumer, Archie Hamilton, Andrea Fiorito, Mathew Jonson live, Steve Rachmad, MHMD, Bruk Boogie Kru and Michel Cleis.

Next to the world class music there is plenty to make this an experience of a lifetime: high end restaurants and eateries that include award-winning restaurants and mountain huts, boutique shops and an eco-museum as well as a wellness centre and endless mountains to explore.

Caprices Festival 2020 will look very different to usual, but the forward thinking soundtrack, next level production and welcoming atmospheres are sure to make it a truly one of a kind event.

Tickets for the April edition remain valid for the September edition. However, refund options are possible within a limited time frame (19 August). For clients who cannot make it to the festival on these dates but wish to help support Caprices Festival in this extremely difficult time for the music and events industry, a donation system is also in place. All the details related to the ticketing are available on the social media platforms of Caprices Festival & ticketing Partner xtixs.