17 – 19 and 24 – 26 September 2021
The world’s most scenic and iconic mountain festival returns for its 18th edition in its home of Switzerland’s stunning Crans-Montana resort. Winner of ‘Best International Festival’ at the DJ Awards in 2018, the festival boasts uncomparable panoramic views paired with next level audio-visual technology, luxury gastronomic experiences, mountain activities, multiple spa and wellness centres and a wealth of globally acclaimed artists across three stages and two weekends. In addition to the already strong phase 1 line-up which revealed a special and long awaited b2b from long standing friends Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano (4 hr set) and the likes of Bedouin, Ben Klock, Mathew Jonson (live), Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Who Made Who, the festival can now announce its second phase lineup which includes artists such as Dan Ghenacia, Margaret Dygas, Hot Since 82, Cinthie, Joey Daniel, Francesco Del Garda, Zendid, John Dimas, DJ Tennis, Praslesh (Praslea & Raresh), Cally, Gescu, Andy Luff, Marco Bailey and many more.
Caprices Festival is globally recognised for its unique and striking glass Modernity Stage (pictured above), set at the tip of the Swiss alps in the picturesque ski resort of Crans-Montana. From the moment of stepping into the bubble lift to head upwards, guests are engulfed with excitement. You only need to party at Modernity once as one of the most talked about music venues in the world, to understand why Caprices Festival is so special. The stand alone greenhouse-like structure sits 2,200m above sea level offering guests panoramic views of the crystalline skies and snow-capped mountain vista whilst partying amidst the crisp mountain air of the Swiss Alps.
The second Forest Stage was revealed in 2020, built as its name suggests, the more intimate space is situated in the middle of the forest, in the old intermediate station of the cable-car line. The circular cabin style structure offers dancers a 360-degree view out into the forest and across the mountain-scope through the windows which circulate all the way round, and will host international stage brands Epizode Festival (Vietnam), Picnic (London) & UNUM Festival (Albania).
Thirdly an additional new stage concept has been revealed for this year’s edition – the Signal Stage, another night time stage which will be nestled in the beautiful forests of Arnouva, it will be here that guests will be able to experience a variety of underground music from all corners of the world. Brands who will be hosting the Signal Stage include Movement Festival (Italy), Sunrise Events (Romania) and the Netherlands’ Techno V.
Caprices Festival once again offers an ultimate mountain escape and idyllic holiday experience which any music and outdoor lover must experience, at least once, in their lifetime. Tickets can be purchased for any of the individual days and stages, with daytime tickets giving access to the Modernity Stage and nighttime tickets giving access to The Signal and The Forest stage.
Phase 3 lineup plus a special main stage guest will all be revealed in the third and final announcement. The festival has confirmed that guests will receive a refund in any case of cancellation due to the pandemic.
Weekend One (17 – 19 September)
Modernity Stage: Bedouin, Behrouz, Blondish, Cesar Marveille b2b Alci, Chaim, Guy Gerber, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Mathew Jonson (live), Mr ID, Nicolas Duvoisin, Patrischa, Tia
Forest Stage: Andy Luff, Dona K, Francesco Del Garda, John Dimas, Lekë, Margaret Dygas
Signal Stage: 3rd Floor Brothers, Deborah De Luca, Hot Since 82, Joey Daniel, Michel Cleis, Paco Osuna, Youniverse
Weekend Two (24 – 26 September)
Modernity Stage: Apollonia, DJ Tennis, Ben Klock, Birds Of Mind, Claudya aka Masaya, Lee Burridge, Manolo, Ripperton, Steve Rachmad, Who Made Who + Special Guest
Forest Stage: Apoteoz, Cinthie, Dan Ghenacia, Giorgio Maulini b2b James Mc Hale, Mathew Jonson b2b Madnax Live, Rostam, Tyoma, Zendid
Signal Stage: Cally, Gescu, Lee Ann, Marco Bailey, Nusha, Praslesh (Raresh b2b Praslea), Ramon Tapia, The YellowHeads
PHASE TWO LINEUP A – Z
3rd Floor Brothers
Birds Of Mind
Cesar Merveille b2b Alci
Claudya aka Masaya
Deborah De Luca
Francesco Del Garda
Giorgio Maulini b2b James Mc Hale
Hot Since 82
James Mc Hale
Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos
Mathew Jonson b2b Madnax (Live)
Praslesh (Raresh b2b Praslea)
Who Made Who
+ Special Guest