Caprices Festival announces 15-Year Anniversary

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From April 12th – 15th 2018, Caprices festival in the beautiful Swiss French resort of Crans-Montana in the Valais mountains celebrates its 15th edition whilst in-house party MDRNTY celebrates its 10th year.

To mark the special occasion, there will be a focus on brand new stages and production; plenty of advanced video mapping and immersive audio visual technologies; and a huge lineup that mixes up original Caprices artists and returning guests, with exciting new names and young talent including Sven Väth, Ben Klock, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ricardo Villalobos, Henrik Schwarz, Adam Beyer, Luciano, Sonja Moonear, Dubfire, Paul Ritch, Patrice Baumel, Cobblestone Jazz (live), Archie Hamilton, Monika Kruse, and many others.

Paul Kalkbrenner will play the opening night of the festival and Maxime Leonard, Director of Caprices said about it  “To open the festivities of our 15th anniversary, we were looking for a major artist, clearly positioned in our musical niche and Paul Kalkbrenner was a perfect pick. It’s an honour that he has chosen to play Caprices for our 15th birthday,”

For the 10th anniversary of MDRNTY from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April at the MDRNTY stage (12h-22h), a beefy program will accompany the opening set of Ben Klock who will present a set specially designed for MDRNTY with a focus on more groovy sounds than his usual techno output. He’s joined by Archie Hamilton, Andrey Pushkarev, Dewalta & Mike Shannon (live), André Galuzzi, Guti—who will propose a unique project with two Switzerland-based artists James McHale and Giorgio Maulini, Amir Javasoul and of course a custom that the organizers particularly appreciate, Sven Väth who closes on Sunday, will all play.

“MDRNTY is a special concept for the audience but also for the artists who play it. That’s why we come to talk with them, offer them special projects and the opportunity to play in musical spaces different from their customary club habits. Through this same concept we can also showcase younger and newer talent. To give us even more space for that we have extended the event schedule to 22h” says Aminata Kaba, programmer of the festival.

This is the beginning of 2018 announcements, so keep em’ peeled for more Caprices news in the coming weeks the best one yet including a brand new stage, so get booking your tickets now.

Tickets from 49CHF available at http://www.caprices.ch/.

ADAM BEYER
AMBIVALENT
AME (DJ)
AMIR JAVASOUL
AMORF (LIVE)
ANDRE GALLUZZI
ANDREY PUSHKAREV
ARCHIE HAMILTON
ARGENIS BRITO
BEN KLOCK
COBBLESTONE JAZZ (LIVE)
DENIS KORABLEV
DEWALTA & SHANNON (LIVE)
DUBFIRE
ENOS
GIANNI CALLIPARI
GIORGIO MAULINI
GUILLAUME & COUTU DUMONT (LIVE)
GUTI (LIVE)
HENRIK SCHWARZ
JAMES MC HALE
LUCIANO
MATADOR (LIVE)
MONIKA KRUSE
PATRICE BAUMEL
PAUL KALKBRENNER (LIVE)
PAUL RITCH
RICARDO VILLALOBOS
RIPPERTON
SONJA MOONEAR
SVEN VÄTH