History

1ST CAPRICES: MARCH 3-7, 2004

HEADLINE ACTS: ALPHA BLONDY, KEZIAH JONES, GILLES PETERSON

Poster: Véronique Velen
Spectators: 10’000 
Concerts: 81
Volunteers: 320

'It was a really emotional moment when the committee and Roger Moore presented the very first Caprices concert. The singer Noa had the honour of being the first artist to perform on stage. She was already 4 months pregnant, which didn't stop her putting on a memorable show in front of an enthralled crowd!'

Artists

Alpha Blondy – Amp Fiddler – Asher Selector – Carl Craig – Dj Cabanne – DJ Ravin – Earl Zinger – Fillet of Soul – Fredéric Galliano and the African Divas – Gilles Peterson - Jazzanova – Keziah Jones – Knokout – Kristel Adams – Lamb – Laurence Revey - Luciano – Luke Slater Martina Topley-Bird – Med in Mars – Mirko Loko – Noa – O.F.X. - Orishas – Popa Chubby – Quantic Soul Orchestra – Raphaël Mezrahi - Sety - Soel – The Freestylers – Watcha - Alea – Brainless – Crystal Dusk – DJ Cuccino – DJ Mehdi – DJ Sensay – Flying Red Fish - Hillside - Izul - Klean - Lole – Marc Aymon – Sergio Serrano – Sissident Sound – Skapharnaüm – Somogo – Underschool Element – U-Turn – Zion’s Power…

2ND CAPRICES: FEB. 26 - MARCH 6, 2005

HEADLINE ACTS: 2 MANY DJS, JEFF MILLS, SINCLAIR, MARTINA TOPLEY BIRD

Poster: Sacha Krstev
Spectators: 11’500 
Concerts: 80
Volunteers: 400

'The first sold-out evening of the festival was the Deep Purple concert! Another memorable moment at the second festival was the concert by the group Texas and the Asian Dub Foundation. A stage had been erected at 2,000 metres altitude, 180 helicopter trips were needed, temperatures sank down close to –15°, and there was a snow storm where the snow was coming down horizontally!'

Artists

2 Faces – 2 Many DJ’s – Alex Attias – Asian Dub Foundation – Bazooka Team – Colour of Fire – Dandy Jack – Deep Purple – Derrick May – Dj Enzo – Djiva – Domenico Ferrari – Don Ramon - Favez – Frédéric Recrosio – Gad Elmaleh – Husky Rescue – Jeff Mills - Krust – Laetitia Shériff – Lee Perry – Magma - Mandrax – Martina Topley Bird – Med In Mars – Mental Onanizm – Mirko Loko – Mmagic Groove - Morcheeba – Mouss et Hakim – Patrice – Piers Faccini – Quenum – Reasons – Red – Ripperton – Roni Size – Roy Ayers – Sarah Bettens – Sinclair – Sonja Moonear – Texas – The Servant - Benda Be Suka – Dj Antoine – Dj Danny Martinez – Finky Brown funk – Fleuve Congo -Freebase Corporation – Gardrecht Garden - Hirsute – Made in Positive - Magicrays - Manitu – Nihil etc. - Pendleton – Piero Esteriore – Reto Burrell - Rosqo - Rumplestitchkin – Sergio Serrano – The Doors Revival – The Famous Pop Band – Unity Research Lab – Vanda Lu - Voodoocake – Water Bleach.

3RD CAPRICES: MARCH 3-12, 2006

HEADLINE ACTS: THE ROOTS, SYD MATTERS, LOU REED, ROBERT PLANT, EMILIE SIMON

Poster: Sacha Krstev
Spectators: 15’000 
Concerts: 70
Volunteers: 400

'This year saw one of the best ever concerts in the history of Caprices Festival with the John Butler Trio, and we can pride ourselves on the fact that we had two legendary performers on the same bill: Robert Plant and Lou Reed!'

Artists

Anne Roumanoff – Smaïn – Starsailor – Syd Matters – The Roots – Folk Off : Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan & Glen of Guinness – Amadou et Mariam – John Butler Trio – Robert Plant – Skye – Lou Reed – Marc Aymon – Asher Selector – Earl 16 – Junior Kelly – Prince Alla – Prince Malachi – Coldcut – DJ Kentaro (Ninja Tune) – Déborah & Just One – Hirsute – Emilie Simon – Jérémie Kisling – Lole – Water Lily – Dandy Jack & Junction SM – Guido Schneider – Luciano – Ricardo Villalobos - Smash FX – Stanton Warriors – Jacqui – DJ Nat – Mylky Way – Shahira – Polar – Round Table Knghts – Al Comet & Jean-Louis Gafner – Sam K – Storlon – BigPants – Michel Class – Agnès – Digitaline – Dom – Ghetto po – Mirweis Sangin – Universe – Volta – To The Vanishing Point – Tasteless – The Rambling Wheels – Ceylane – Swab – Lemka – DJ Frankfrançois – DJ JP – DJ R-Torkk – Arkstar- Dimlite – DJ Giggs – Nemoy – Studer TM & MC 45° – Borgo – Mirko Loko – Ramon Lorenzo - The Rambling Wheels – Dillusion – Callahan – Bazaar,5 – ORS Massive – Swab – Ascet – Stevans – Celyane – Gadrecht Garden – Brainless – Edit Presents – To The Vanishing Point – Hillside – Grannysmith – Beautiful Leopard – Tasteless – Elkee

4TH CAPRICES: MARCH 7-11, 2007

HEADLINE ACTS: IGGY & THE STOOGES, ERYKAH BADU, JOSS STONE

Poster: Charlie Adam
Spectators: 17’500 
Concerts: 70
Volunteers: 400

'What stands out for me from the 2007 festival was the amazing Iggy Pop concert. He got the audience to come up on stage at the end of the concert ... The fans loved it, but the floor couldn't support the weight of the unleashed crowd. Fortunately, no one was injured!' ? 

Artists

Le Jamel Comedy Club Débarque - Iggy & The Stooges – Samael – MXD – P.M.T. – Joss Stone – Tété – Martina Topley-Bird – To The Vanishing Point - Circus feat. Neneh Cherry – Erykah Badu – Theresa Rhodes - Lovebugs – DJ Zebra – Laurence Revey – Polar – Dub Incorporation – Kajeem – Macka B – Selekta G – Soldia Sound – Isolée – Lazy Fat People – Nôze – Ricardo Villalobos – Sety – Dorian Gray – Elfish – Modern Dance Hall – Richtaste - Green Giant – Ill Dubio & Ketepica – Joe90 – Main Verte Collective – Nemoy – Adam – Daniel J. Parker – Otto – Yvan Genkins – Climax – Vanda Lu – Fernando Saunders – Kiwi’s Dandy – Namusoke – Aloan – Kajeem – Kazou – Chlorofeel – Inna Crisis – Jo – Linic Akaka Lio M – Ken Stringfellow – DJ Euphoria – Grand Bastard Deluxe – DJ Mike Johnson – Dimitar – Alchemy Groove – Skye – Marc Aymon - Dorian Gray – Elfish – Modern Dance Hall – Girls in the Kitchen – Catcha – Pregnancy – Richtaste – The Lundegaards – Ingenious – Ironyc – Jammin Groove – Colorblind

5TH CAPRICES: MARCH 26-30, 2008

HEADLINE ACTS: EAGLE-EYE CHERRY, MATTAFIX, LAURENT GARNIER, STEPHAN EICHER

Poster: Charlie Adam
Spectators: 28’000 
Concerts: 80
Volunteers: 650

'The fifth festival marked a turning point in the evolution of the festival because it had the biggest crowds since the launch of the festival: 90 per cent of the evenings were sold out! This year also saw the "birth" of the single ticket, which gave festival-goers access to all stages. It was one aspect of a concept that turned out to be the success of the festival. Another highlight of this festival was the legendary Dionysos concert.' 

Artists

Keziah Jones – Eagle-Eye Cherry – Mattafix – Stephan Eicher – Justin Nozuka – Little Barrie – Kid Koala – Le Peuple de L’Herbe – Dionysos – Mc Solaar – Solal presents « The Moonshine Sessions » – Gilles Peterson – William White & the Emergency – Anthony Kavanagh – Laurent Garnier – Argenis Brito – Carl Craig – Digitaline – Noa – DJ Grandmaster Flash – Nouvelle Vague – Yann Lambiel – Junction SM – DJ Hadje & DJ Appache – Michel Cleis – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist – Moonraisers – Mirko Loko – Richtaste – Dj Vadim – Luciano – Djerry C – Hangover – Lemka – Max Romeo – Reboot – Samim – Special Night by Cadenza – Stephan Grieder – Summer Went Too Soon - Martin Solveig – A State of Mind – Camp – Gazon Rouge – Stevans – Dj Gogo – Hangar – Dj Guz - Dj Luka Hayden – DJ Mandrax – DJ Moule – Limic ( a.k.a Lio M ) – DJ Nissque – Fleuve Congo – Glenn of Guiness – Nihil Etc – Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Kya Bamba Sound – The Lundegaards – Laurent Charbon – Vinz Da Groove – Lime – Miss Mi-Sumo – Morphologue – Vitronic – Sety – The Lovejoys- Pitchers – Altala Grizäi – Lemka – Modern Dance Hall – Samia Tawil and the Harem – Summer Went too soon – Middle Cage – Still waiting – Selfmade – The Strivers – Portobello – Hangover

6TH CAPRICES: APRIL 15-19, 2009

HEADLINE ACTS: PAOLO NUTINI, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, JULIEN DORÉ, DUFFY

Poster: Ramon & Pedro
Spectators: 30’000 
Concerts: 60
Volunteers: 650

'This festival heralded the arrival of Capricia on the Caprices posters. 2009 was also the year we introduced Modernity@Caprices. The concept was such a success right from the word go that it became the unmissable event of the festival from that point on!' ? 

Artists

Duffy – Michel Boujenah – Skye – Marc Aymon – Ska Nerfs – Paolo Nutini, Liam Gerner – Toots & The Maytals – U-Roy – Pablo Moses – Sebastian Sturm – Amon Tobin – Dj Krush – Underground Resistance – Cali P – Soldia Sound – Kya Bamba Sound – Julien Doré – Thomas Dutronc – Loane, Sergent Garcia – Oxmo Puccino – Jimi Tenor – Marco Carola – Matthew Dear – Troy Pierce – Time Machine – Vagalatschk – Yael Naim – Mark Kelly – Anaïs – Nada Surf – The Young Gods – Hell’s Kitchen – Loco Dice – Ricardo Villalobos – Luciano – Reboot – Charlotte Parfois – The Paradajz Vampiri – Mirko Loco – Daria – Michel Cleis – VirDjill – Vkee Madison – Sam K, Chill Pop – Dj Reas – Eric Borgo – Lime – Phil KA – PI_GE – Gogo – Feelking – Laps, – Sety – ?Gypsi Sound System – Palkomuski – Wiggle Sound System – Ds’Personal – Melian – Yvo the Arkestrator – Namusoke – Mark Kelly – Fanny Leeb – A Vitual Friend – Chamber Soul – Container 6 – Isa Rose – Jaylina – Kingstep – Loraine Cotting – Middlecage – Trip In – Tweek – Walls on Fire – Dorian Gray.

7TH CAPRICES: APRIL 7-10, 2010

HEADLINE ACTS: GOTAN PROJECT, MARTIN SOLVEIG, CARL COX, AMY MACDONALD

Poster: Ramon & Pedro
Spectators: 30’000 
Concerts: 80
Volunteers: 950

'This was the first festival to completely sell out, in particular the Amy MacDonald concert! One memorable aspect of this festival was that we wanted to raise the level of the festival by including more famous artists in the programme. One very emotional moment was the first concert to be played by the re-united band Morcheeba with its singer, Skye Edwards.' ?  

Artists

Milow – Grand corps malade – Yodelice – Amy MacDonald – Morcheeba (with Skye) – Birdy Nam Nam – Melonmoon – Pegasus – Gotan Project – The Disciplines – Dee Day Dub – Rodrigo y Gabriela – Gotan Project – Orpheline – Junior Tshaka – Ziggi & the Renaissance band – The Gladiators – Trip in – Yoav – Eiffel – Luke – Ghinzu – Clara Morgane – Martin Solveig - Andrea Olivia – Dj Food & DK – Missill - Derrick May – Carl Cox – Narodniki – Ricardo Villalobos – Vkee – I’m An Elefant – Jaïlyna – Stevans – Dj Guz – Witch of Voodoo – The Rambling Wheels - Fanny Leeb – Green Vibe Crew – Straight Sound – Ashcombe – Mingmen – La Dixion – Les Tontons Funkeurs – Jack is Dead – Less is Groove – Deep Kick – Dj Sylvano – Al-X - Sety – Konpuita-Live – Luca Castillo – Ajele – Andri-Live – Masaya – Dani Casarano& Felipe Acedevo& Pedro Andrade – Sonja Moonear – Luca Torre & Ben Larsen – Pikaya – Ramon Lorenzo& Two Loops Tek – Zenkis – Crescent City Connection – Love Bunker – Kaktus Groove Band – Christophe Pochon et les sangliers rieurs - Bernie Constantin – A Soul Tribe – Brainless – Pop The Fish – Ricardo Villalobos…

8TH CAPRICES: APRIL 6-9, 2011

HEADLINE ACTS: SCORPIONS, NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY, ARNO, STROMAE, AYO

Poster: Ramon & Pedro
Spectators: 32’000 
Concerts: 100
Volunteers: 850

'The concert by the legendary group Scorpions was probably the greatest technical challenge of the festival. Nevertheless, it was largely compensated for by the fact that it sold out faster than any other concert in the history of the event! Another stand-out memory for me was the unforgettable performance by Nas & Damian Marley.'? 

Artists

Scorpions – Nas & Damina « JR GONG » Marley – Cali – Arno – Stromae – Ben l’Oncle Soul – Zaz – Cocoon – Martina Topley-Bird – Lilly Wood & The Prick – Paul Kalkbrenner – Derrick May – dOP – Ayo – Julian Perretta – AaRON – Aloan – Joachim Garraud – Margaret Dygas – Keziah Jones – Ricardo Villalobos – Planet E 20th B-Day with Dubfire & Carl Craig feat. Mad Mike Banks Live – William White – Brothertunes – Guy Gerber – Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Mathew Jonson -Mirko Loko – Louca – Cindy – Raa – VKEE – DJ Guz – Anach Cuan – King Charles – Million Stylez – Herbalist Crew – David Rodigan – Gregorythme – Ajele – Matt Kay – Modified By Man – Eyoka – The Blues Mystery – DJ Mike – Bastian Baker – Licia Chery – Shlomi Aber – Andrea Oliva – Olivier K & Michel Sacher – Miss B – Kyasma – Sax Machine – Kind and Kinky Zoo – Tweek – Anne-Soul – Ezikiel – Masaya – Martine – Djerry C – Sam Frank – Dress – Fanga – Time Machine – Kenny Larking – Radio Slave – Stacey Pullen – Chronics – Boucan Hut – Red Studs – The Soul’D Out – The Sealers – Melodryme – Slyness – Sax Machine – The Swing Maniak Duo – Romeo Bonvin – Vinyl – Stephane & Co – Fanny Leeb

9TH CAPRICES: MARCH 11-14, 2012

HEADLINE ACTS: CHARLIE WINSTON, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, SEAN PAUL, SHAKA PONK

Poster: Ramon & Pedro
Spectators: 32’000 
Concerts: 110
Volunteers: 850

'By now, the festival concept had reached maturity; this festival went smoothly ... we had learned from experience! Highlights included the amazing concert by Charlie Winston, who did us the honour of putting on a private performance in a cable car!' 

Artists

Sean Paul – Gorillaz Sound System – Sven Väth – Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine – Julien Doré – The Do – Charlie Winston – Carl Cox – Akhenaton & Faf Larage – Yuksek – Zombie Nation – Earth Wind & Fire – Caravan Palace – Shaka Ponk – Marlon Roudette – Lamb – Clotilde Courau – Breton – The Bewitched Hands – The Toxic Avenger – Pegasus – Playground – Experience feat Al Mckay – Dj Daz – Guillaume Coutu Dumont & The Side Effects – The Bewitched Hands – Breton – Stuck in the Sound – John Digweed – Louca "Blooming Live" – Djerry C – Mike Shannon – Carl, Craig – Francesco Tristano – Moritz von Oswald – Timo Maas – Steve Lawler – The Mondrians – Explosion de Caca – El Bianchi & Dj Douchebag – The Raveners – Laomé – Counteract – Lausanne's Got Djs – Delilahs – Anna Rossinnelli – Sumo – Vkee – Aliose – The Jamborines – The Doors Revival – Speedrax – Finger Tanzen – Gogo – Luca Torre – Timoteo – Nobody's Perfect Dj – Mirko Loko – Nima Gorji – Andrea Oliva – Seuil – Sety – Matt Kay – Don Ramon – San Marco – Animal Trainer – Pasci – Ricardo Villalobos – Âme – Tobi Neumann – Mirko Loko vs Cesar Merveille – Loco Dice – Derrick May – Art Department – Mike Shannon – Visionquest – Jamie Jones – Frivolous – Ezikiel

10TH CAPRICES: MARCH 8-16, 2013

HEADLINE ACTS: BJÖRK, PORTISHEAD, NAS, MIKA, CYPRESS HILL, -M-

Poster: Ramon & Pedro
Spectators: 60’000 
Concerts: 150
Volunteers: 850

'The 10th edition was without a doubt the most ambitious Caprices Festival yet. With its prestigious line-up and unparalleled quality, this edition secured Caprices Festival's place alongside the biggest and best music festivals.'

Artists

Lou Doillon – Pete Doherty – Sophie Hunger – -M- – Vitalic – Kevin Sauderson – Juan Atkins – Cody ChesnuTT – Nas – Tom Staar – Fatboy Slim – Dj Shadow – Sebb Bash – Ryan Crosson vs. Cesar Merveille – Cobblestone Jazz – Carl Craig vs. Mirko Loko – Noa – Roger Hodgson – Tori Amos – Caprices Resident – Hobo – Barem – Gaiser – Paco Osuna – Leila – Björk – The Weeknd – Amon Tobin – The Spinto Band – SebastiAn vs Kavinski – 2manydjs – The Heavy – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Alice Cooper – Crash Island – Simian Mobile Disco – Andreas Olivia – Henrik Schwarz – Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Luciano – Célien Schneider – Nelly Furtado – Mika – Sven Väth – Ilario Alicante – Toby Neumann – Onur Özer – André Galluzzi – Logic – Method Man & Redman – Cypress Hill – Mix Master Mike – Mr Mike – Sonja Moonear – Matt John – ZIP – Ricardo Villalobos & more..