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Caprices Announces Line-Up, Three New Stages & Double Weekend Format for 2020

Caprices, which will take on a new format for 2020 — Caprices presents Modernity. It will now take place across 2 weekends in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana on April 17-19 & April 24-26, 2020

Secondly, Caprices’ Moon Stage from previous years will give way to two brand new stages, The Forest Stage and The Chalet Stage. Performers across the two weekends include Ricardo Villalobos, Archie Hamilton, Sonja Moonear, Magda, Traumer, Priku, Ion Ludwig, Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Sven Väth, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Behrouz, Adriatique, YokoO and more

Caprices is home to one of the most visually stunning music venues in the world, The Modernity Stage, a greenhouse-like structure that sits 2,200m above sea level offering panoramic views of the crystalline skies and snow-capped mountain vista. Three new stages will be in place this year — firstly a new daytime stage at Cry D’Er to complement Modernity, plus the Moon stage from previous years will give way to two brand new stages, The Forest Stage and The Chalet Stage. 

The resort itself boasts a broad selection of eateries ranging from mountain huts to award-winning restaurants, numerous boutiques and shops, a wellness centre and a variety of entertainment including 140km of pistes, 100,000m² snow park, illuminated ice rink and an eco museum.

Caprices presents Modernity Festival

April 17-19 &  April 24-26, 2020

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

https://caprices.ch/

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For its 17th edition, Caprices presents its new concept: Modernity 2 X Higher, spreading over two weekends on April 17-19 &  April 24-26, 2020. Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Sven Väth, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Ricardo Villalobos, Adriatique will be amongst more than 53 of the most prominent artists of the moment, who will gather in Crans-Montana. Three new stages have been announced, one new daytime stage at Cry D’Er plustwo new night stages that will host various national and international festival and club brands.

Modernity 2 X Higher

Located 2,200 meters on the Cry D’Er terrace with a breath-taking panoramic view in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Modernity stage continues to attract more customers from around the world wishing to live this unique clubbing experience. For its 17th edition, the event’s organizing committee wanted to extend the festival over two weekends from April 17 to 19 and from April 24 to 26 in order to offer not 3 but 6 Modernity events. A second daytime stage, located in the Club Cry D’Er on the Modernity site, will be offered to the public in order to offer them a choice of programming.

The most influential artists on the scene responded to the call for the new concept. The first weekend of the festival will notably welcome artists such as Sven Väth, Adriatique, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Behrouz, Chaim, Yokoo, Lunar Disco, Parallells (Live), Guti (Live), Traumer, Archie Hamilton, Ion Ludwig, Britta Arnold, Mira & Chris Schwarzwalder and more.

On the second weekend, the mountains will vibrate with the sounds of Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Marco Faraone, Osunlade, Mathew Jonson, Magda, Agents of time, Michel Cleis, Alex Kostic, Skizzo, Steve Rachmad, Cesar Merveille, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and many more.

New Night Stages

Caprices’s Moon stage from previous years will give way to two new stages —  the Forest Stage and the Chalet Stage — which have been imagined and programmed in collaboration with renowned national and international festival and club partners. On the international side, you will find party labels such as: Esto Es Tulum from MexicoEpizode from VietnamPyramid from Ibiza, Gypsyland from Italy, Aum from ParisSlapfunk Records from Nethereland and many others. On the national side, the leading players on the Swiss scene will be associated such as the D! Club and Folklor of LausanneSecret Society of GenevaTerrazza of Zurich. The full programme for each evening will be announced shortly.

Maxime Léonard, in charge of the artistic part, comments “It is an immense honour for us to be able to bring together around the festival so many important artists / festivals / clubs on the international scene. It’s a huge sign of recognition for us! In addition, on the artistic level, this allows for extremely interesting sharing work, and allows us to offer programmes from recognized artists and newcomers from all over the world.”

WEEKEND ONE 17 – 19 APRIL 

ADRIATIQUE

ARCHIE HAMILTON

AUDIOFLY

BEHROUZ

BRITTA ARNOLD

CHAIM

DIGBY

DORIAN PAIC

GIORGIO MAULINI

GIVEN (JAMES MC HALE & GIORGIO MAULINI)

GUTI (LIVE)

GUY GERBER

ION LUDWIG (LIVE)

LEE BURRIDGE

LUNAR DISCO

MADNAX (LIVE)

MINA

MIRA & CHRIS SCHWARZWALDER

MR ID 

PARALLELLS (LIVE)

PRIKU

SUCIU

SVEN VÄTH

TIA

TRAUMER

YOKOO

WEEKEND TWO 24 – 26 APRIL

AGENTS OF TIME (DJ SET)

ALCI

ALEX KOSTIC

ARGENIS BRITO

BRUK BOOGIE KRU

CESAR MERVEILLE

DANA RUH

EDWARD

FLABBERGAST

JAMIE JONES

JOEY DANIEL

LUCIANO

MAGDA

MARCO CAROLA

MARCO FARAONE

MATHEW JONSON (LIVE)

MICHEL CLEIS

OSUNLADE

RICARDO VILLALOBOS

RYAN CROSSON

SHAUN REEVES 

SHIMZA

SKIZZO

SONJA MOONEAR

STEVE RACHMAD

WILLIAM DJOKO

YAYA

PLUS MORE TBA

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Romania’s NEVERSEA makes a third comeback

The third iteration of Romania’s coastal, fun-in-the sun (and long thereafter) festival, NEVERSEA, proved a particularly impressive production this past year—considerably so for a young festival still trying to find its footing in a swarming European event market.

With tens of thousands of attendees, primarily from Bucharest and surrounding Eastern European meccas pouring in to the relatively quiet, though densely populated beach town of Constanţa July 4-7 for NEVERSEA’s multi-national electronic, hip-hop, and pop roster, success was a tall order, made taller with one of the aural agenda’s top-sellers, DJ Snake, rescinding his lineup spot in a last-minute heartbreaker of an announcement.

But NEVERSEA rose to the occasion, largely due to its audacious artist acumen, which spanned UK-bred Sub Focus’ whiplash-inducing drum breaks, to the mellow electronic/live instrumentation synergy of Bob Moses. Saturday, the four-day affair’s busiest night, drew over 60,000 festival-goers, NEVERSEA reports; and while by 7 pm there was little room to move about freely (particularly near the main stage), let alone secure an opportune spot, most of the all-ages attendees hardly seemed to mind. The remaining three days saw much of the same congestion near the main stage, though mostly confined to the riper hours of the evening during the most prominent performances, like that of Alesso and G-Eazy.

The Temple
The varied and immaculately decorated subsidiary stages offered ample refuge from the often-overflowing headlining performances. The kaleidoscopic Temple Stage, for example, with the elevated Constanţa strip as its beckoning, spotlit backdrop, hosted a lustrous litany of club-centric house and tech-leaning talent, including early-morning majesty from the likes of Jamie Jones, Boris Brejcha, and Dubfire. Faithful observers in the art of four by four, with penchants for surreptitious low-lit after-hour locales were sure to be found worshiping at the Temple.

The Ark
The Ark Stage offered dance digs of the most brash and unbridled variety. A walk past the vessel-themed stage could proffer either serrated drum ‘n’ bass displays from Andy C or Sub Focus and their razor-lipped MCs, or perhaps up-to-the-moment four on the floor from NERO‘s Dan Stephens. By all accounts, a rendezvous under The Ark is not for frightful ears.

‘Til the break of dawn
A stroll through the sandy grounds at daybreak proves NEVERSEA can hold an audience. Even at 5 am, as the orange glow of sunrise kissed the Black Sea coastline, and the delicious and delirious madness of Boris Brejcha’s “high-tech minimal,” an amalgamation of progressive, techno, and trance, began winding down, it was clear attendees were in it for the long hall—as hundreds remained camped around The Temple stage, wide-eyed and enthralled. The intensity of the Eastern European people is no myth, personified in hordes of young people dancing at 8 am with 8 pm vigor. They gathered restlessly, striking coquettish poses with the flowered festival foliage long after dawn stretched into day.

In just a few short years, NEVERSEA has solidified its spot as a must-attend on the Romanian festival front, really only contending with its Transylvanian sister soiree, UNTOLD. The robust beachside gathering is an impressive mid-sized mounting on the Eastern European festival mantle.

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Marco Carola’s Music On Festival returns to Amsterdam Loco Dice, Jamie Jones and many more

It’s never too early for the summer events season to start heating up. Marco Carola‘s Music On Festival is primed to usher in the summer vibes with a stacked billing for the event’s 2020 return to Amsterdam. Havenpark will host the May 9 – 10 event, named after Carola’s long running weekly Ibiza party, with some of the day’s top techno talent. This year’s lineup includes Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, Paco Osuna, Danny Tenaglia, tINI, Solardo, Stacey Pullen, Benny Rodrigues, Lauren Lane and many more.

Gearing up for its fourth run, Music On Festival is pulling techno haymakers from across the world—from Detroit and New York to France and Italy—for one of the most anticipated two-night events of the summer. See the full Music On 2020 lineup below.