It’s that time of the year when we start thinking about which of the ski festivals we’re going to be heading to for our last blast in the snow. And there are no shortage of great ski music fesitvals to choose from.
One that has grown over the past 20 years is the excellent Caprices Festival in Crans Montana, who have just released full details of who is playing in 2024.
About Caprices Festival
Exploding into its third decade after a record-breaking 20th edition, Caprices will return for another installment over two weekends during 29-31 March and 5-7 April 2024. Set amidst the stunning vista of Switzerland’s Crans-Montana resort, the festival combines tastefully curated music, cutting edge production, and fantastic ski terrain.
Crans Montana is around 2 and a half hours from Geneva by train and offers some stunning views across the Swiss Valais Alps, with Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn visible on a clear day. We found Crans Montana to be an excellent resort.
Check out our Crans Montana review.
This year, expect new stages, official afterparties, and fresh production. Across three days and five stages on both weekends, international tastemakers will reign with their beats. The view from the top has never sounded so good.
Who is playing at Caprices 2024?
The line up this year features an excellent roll call of mostly house and techno acts including: ARTBAT, Ben Klock, Carlita, Cobblestone Jazz Live, Damian Lazarus, Honey Dijon, Jan Blomqvist Live, Kink Live, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Sven Väth, 999999999 Live, WhoMadeWho Live – the list reads as a who’s who of the wireless musical elite.
Other noteworthy names gracing the pristine scenery include Âme, ANOTR, CamelPhat, Colyn, Chris Stussy, DJ Tennis, Folamour A/V, Marco Carola, and GOLFOS, to name just a handful.
Whereas the legendary label Cocoon celebrates its quarter-century milestone in the limelight with a stage devoted to its anniversary festivity.
On the first weekend, starting from 29-31 March, the Modernity Stage welcomes headliners like ARTBAT, Ben Klock, Carlita, and more. Other stages will play host to the likes of Cassy, Chloé Caillet, Chris Stussy, and many more.
As we move into the second weekend, 5-7 April, the energy levels notch up with performances from 999999999 Live, Âme, ANOTR, Camelphat, just to name a few. Several other artists, including the likes of Fleur Shore, Desiree, DJ Tennis, and Marco Carola will also shake the snow-covered landscape.
Is Caprices a good festival?
While it might not be as well known as some of the other ski music festivals on offer, there is no doubt that Caprices is an excellent option for those looking for an end of season blow out. Crans Montana is also quite lively for apres ski during the season and attracts a fun crowd of international visitors.
Over the past 20 years, Caprices has made its name as a heavenly retreat for music, sport and culture enthusiasts. So yes, it’s not just a ski music festival; with the great ski area it’s also a full-blown alpine adventure.
The backdrop – Crans-Montana – waiting with 140km of pistes, a next-level snowpark, and countless off-slope activities, including husky sledding. Expect gastronomic indulgences, soothing spa and wellness centers, and an eco-museum.
As the music plays across the day and night, expect an auditory feast amidst a visual spectacle. This year introduces a brand new formulation across the festival, and among them, the iconic Modernity Stage stands out. Imagine a glasshouse at 2200m up in the Swiss Alps, with an all-new Sky theme, nearby afterparties, and longer opening hours.
But that’s not all, the other stages have unique themes and are equally captivating.
How much are packages for Caprices music festival?
There are multiple options for tickets, from day passes to evening tickets and full weekend passes too, giving you the flexibility to enjoy the festival on your own terms.
Tickets for Caprices start from CHF55 for a daytime access pass, with a one weekend pass costing CHF319 from Caprices Festival website.
This year, festivalgoers can also buy hotel packages and additional services that will help them discover the essence of Crans-Montana. Furthermore, keep your snow goggles focused sharp – the festival programmers promise even more acts to be announced soon.