Having already brought you news of Caprices Modernity Festival plans for a double weekend format back in February there was no way of knowing that a month down the line and that would all be rapidly thrown in to question. Fast forward to August and the long-running Swiss promoter has been working day and night to revise their top-level production to meet the strict social distancing laws and reduced capacity requirements. As originally planned Caprices’ Modernity Festival will be taking place on between Friday, September 18th – 20th, and then again on Friday, September 25th – 27th.
The split weekend format for the festival will feature 2 stages instead of the previously planned 4, but they have managed to jam in a huge number of exciting artists on to the line-up of the high altitude gathering. The Modernity Stage will feature a large cross-section of artists across both weekends with a live performance from Guti being the highlight of weekend one. Over at the circular Forest Stage the panoramic venue will welcome Argenis Brito, Dandy Jack, Digby, Ion Ludwig (live), Manolo, and Mira & Chris Schwarzwälder.
Weekend Two seems to be tailor-made for fans of the underground with local and international artists Sonja Moonear, Ricardo Villalobos b2b Edward, Dana Ruh, Skizzo, Dorian Paic, Given (James Mc Hale b2b Giorgio Maulini), Alci and Sven Väth all performing at the iconic Modernity Stage. This theme is continued over at the Forest Stage where there will be sets from Andrea Fiorito, Archie Hamilton, Mathew Jonson (live), Michel Cleis, Steve Rachmad, and Traumer.
With the aforementioned safety laws put in place the capacity for this event has been reduced to 1,000 people per stage with each stage broken down into areas of 300 people. This will mean that with fewer people being able to attend the unique one-off summer edition of Caprices will offer a festival experience that the select few will find unforgettable. Ticket for the April edition will remain valid but refunds are possible for those that no longer attend. We feel with an event as special as this there won’t be a landslide of refund requests.