Crans-Montana Calling! Caprices festival announce more unmissable artists
From 7 to 10 April, Caprices 2016 will transform Crans-Montana into an unmissable destination in the world of electronic music.
Maceo Plex, Tale of Us, Ricardo Villalobos, Âme, Rødhåd, Sven Väth, Jamie Jones, Mind Against and many more. From 7 to 10 April 2016, the 13th Caprices festival will call together leading artists from the world of electronic music. With over half of Caprices' 30 or so artists ranked amongst the top 30 by Resident Advisor in 2015, the Crans-Montana festival is set to be one of Europe's must-see events of the year for discerning clubbers.
Bringing together big names and innovative, high-profile artists, Caprices will whip up the crowds at the Valais ski station for four days and nights.
The festival will begin on Thursday, 7 April. Head to The Moon for Nina Kraviz, Magda, KiNK, DJ Tennis and Kūn. Ranked number 1 in Resident Advisor's top 20 live acts, Bulagrian artist KiNK will open the 13th Caprices Festival. "The Moon will start with one of the best live acts that I've had chance to experience. It was extremely important for us to include him," explains Maxime Léonard, director of Caprices. "KiNK's theatrical performance is so entrancing through his interaction with the audience that it's sure to be a feast for the ears and eyes of every night owl at the Moon from the very first evening,". The Moon Room, set up at the bottom of the slopes especially for the festival, is once again destined to be the meeting place for every clubber intending to dance the night away.
From 12:00 pm on Friday, 8 April, ascend to 2208-m altitude to the Violettes cable car departure station in the Barzettes car park and dance to the tunes of Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers and Nastia on the MDRNTY stage. Together with the festival’s other star attraction, the breath-taking views over the Alpine mountain range that stretches from Cervin to Mont Blanc, Caprices offers clubbers a mind-blowing experience combining visual and sound sensations in one unique setting.
Come nightfall, a quick cable car ride will transport you straight to the Moon's dance floor, for what is expected to be an unforgettable evening: Tale of Us, Âme, Rødhåd, Recondite, Mind Against and Michel Cleis. "An impressive line up with no less than four artists from Resident Advisor's top 10," exclaims Maxime Léonard. "Those who come to Crans-Montana to party with friends are sure to be carried away into the early hours of the morning."
There's no time to get bored; you'll have to make your way back up to the peaks for **Saturday 9 April **to hear Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and Preslea. Exiled to Berlin and a Crans-Montana regular, Chilean native Ricardo Villalobos will make his 11th appearance at the Caprices Festival. His innate sense for breaking the laws of time and endless creativity make each of his sets a truly unforgettable experience! Return to the station for the Cocoon Night showcasing Sven Väth. Alongside this artist, Maceo Plex, Eats Everything, Ilario Alicante and Tim Green will go all out in combination with a spectacular visual show for which only the Cocoon label holds the secret. "Sven Väth brought the 2015 Caprices festival to a close on the MDRNTY stage with his incredible mix in bright, sunny weather," recalls the Caprices director. "As electronic music's inspiration for more than three decades, he will take his place behind the Moon's turntables for a monumental evening that will also see the likes of American DJ and producer in great demand, Maceo Plex." Ranked number 2 in Resident Advisor's 2015 list, Maceo Plex will immerse Caprices in his world full of emotion and energy.
For the last day of the 13th edition of Caprices Festival, Guy Gerber, Mathew Johnson, Stimming and Ryan Crosson will run the show on MDRNTY’s stage in one final afternoon of music on the slopes. "This will be your last chance to enjoy the incredible views to the sounds produced by the best of the best in electronic music," concludes Maxime Léonard. But there's one last surprise before Caprices draws to a close: Swiss artists Adolpho & Franky, Nicolas Duvoisin and Alci will take to the Moon stage for one night free of charge from 6:00 pm to midnight.
Following the success of ‘Off’ festival parties in previous years, Caprices has since expanded. Although still stationed in the main street of Crans-Montana, this third stage will host an eclectic programme that pays tribute to Swiss culture. There will be an array of activities and food stalls open to a broad audience of all ages.
Caprices is a four-day festival that takes place on three different stages positioned on both the top and bottom of the slopes. This is set to be a tremendous electronic line up against the backdrop of a strikingly beautiful Alpine setting that promises to be a unique experience. From 7 to 10 April 2016 in Crans-Montana; don’t miss it.
About Caprices Festival:
Initiated in 2003, the first edition of Caprices Festival came in 2004 with the idea to bring people and artists together in a dreamlike location in the Swiss Alps: Crans-Montana ski station. With artists like Björk, Portishead, Gorillaz performing next to the ski slopes, Caprices Festival quickly became a tremendous event that draw people from all over the world. In 2009, Caprices carefully conceived the first electronic event on the Swiss Alps slopes. Named Modernity@Caprices, this event instantly became a huge success among avant-garde electronic dance community and reached a broader crowd shortly after. Shifting from a mainstream multi-type of music programming to a cutting-edge electronic exclusive cast last year, Caprices Festival made a bold move showing its strong dedication to the community. The artistic and commercial successes of the 12th edition of Caprices Festival have pushed the 4-day event to the top-of-pile. This year, on April 7th through April 10th, with a brand new key visual, a truly outstanding electronic lineup, an operational excellence, a creative mindset and one of the finest mountain line of the Alps, Caprices Festival is set to be an unmissable party.