Switzerland’s iconic mountain festival makes its return to the snow for its 19th edition. After holding the event in summer the past two years due to the pandemic, the festival can finally return to its original winter date so that revelers can once again enjoy skiing the pristine slopes of Crans Montana, as well as getting stuck into the festival’s offerings.
Winner of ‘Best International Festival’ at the DJ Awards, Caprices Festival boasts incomparable panoramic views paired with state of the art audio-visual technology, snow sports, luxury gastronomy, multiple spa and wellness centers and a wealth of globally acclaimed artists across three stages over two consecutive weekends.
Artists announced for this year’s edition include Sven Väth who will be performing a special show as part of his Catharsis album launch tour (his first solo album in 20 years!) in addition to Dixon, Tale of Us and Âme who will make their debut and offer a new dimension to the infamous Modernity Stage, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, RPR Soundsystem, Jamie Jones, Cassy, Recondite, Mathew Jonson, Dana Ruh, Guti, Archie Hamilton, Pan Pot, Digby, Janeret b2b Varhat, Alci to name just a few.
As one of the first festivals to do so, Caprices has teamed up with award-winning cryptocurrency app SwissBorg to host an innovative and forward thinking summit to kick things off before the main event which will integrate the art and blockchain world through themes like NFT and the Metaverse. Artists, investors, technologists, crypto companies and the public will be able to immerse themselves in this intriguing new world through a series of events including NFT awards, NFT auctions, conferences, VR experiences and much more. More details on the summit will be rolled out over the coming months.
‘NFT and Metaverse technologies offer revolutionary prospects for the music industry and the arts in general. With Caprices we have always sought to be at the heart of novelty, and being among the first to offer an artistic event combining real and virtual life excites us a lot’ – Maxime Léonard (founder and artistic director)
Caprices is globally renowned for its unique glass Modernity Stage, set at the top of the Swiss Alps in the picturesque ski resort of Crans-Montana. From the moment of stepping into the bubble lift to head up the mountain, guests become engulfed with excitement. The stand alone greenhouse-like structure sits 2,200m above sea level offering panoramic views of the crystalline skies and snow-capped mountain vista whilst partying amidst the crisp mountain air of the Swiss Alps.
The two night stages (the Forest Stage and Signal Stage) will be hosted by international partners Movement Torino, Yoyaku Records, Techno V, Return by Solid AM and B4 Zanzibar. The Forest Stage offers guests a more intimate party space, situated at the base of the bubble lift which takes you to the top of the mountain, whilst the Signal Stage offers a much larger, vast warehouse style space ideal for those heavier night time sounds.
For its anticipated winter return Caprices Festival once again proves to push the boundaries of what a destination festival can offer, with arguably its biggest year to date.