Shapes Festival Leysin 2024 Overview

The Shapes Festival is returning to Leysin, Switzerland from 18-24 March 2024 for an epic 6-day music and skiing festival in the Swiss Alps. This annual event takes place at the Leysin Ski Resort and offers a unique festival experience.

Festival goers can look forward to world-class electronic and house music acts, incredible sunset parties at the Kuklos stage at 2100m, lively après-ski parties, club nights, and live performances. The stunning alpine location and ski and party atmosphere make Shapes Festival a can’t miss festival for 2024.

Lineup: Headliners TBA along with local Swiss artists.

Tickets: Packages available.

Travel: 1h 20min from Geneva airport by car or train.

Accommodations: Wide range of hotels and rentals in Leysin.

Come experience the mountain vibes at Shapes Leysin 2024!

Lineup & Artists

The lineup for Shapes Festival Leysin 2024 features a world-class roster of electronic, house, and techno artists from around the globe. Festival organizers have curated a diverse mix of both legendary headliners and the next generation of DJs and producers.

Headliners & Top Acts

The main headliners for Shapes Festival in 2024 include:

  • Kode9 – Founder of Hyperdub label and forward-thinking DJ who mixes dubstep, broken beat, garage and more in his sets. One of the most influential figures in underground electronic music.
  • Optimo – Legendary Glasgow party starters Optimo Espacio bring their anything-goes DJ sets spanning multiple decades of dance music history.
  • Soichi Terada – Pioneering Japanese house producer, known for his halcyonic mixes and Far Eastern influences. Will perform live.
  • Danilo Plessow – Acclaimed German DJ and producer, who as Motor City Drum Ensemble has carved a unique niche with his retro-futuristic aesthetic.
  • Session Victim – Hamburg’s premiere house and techno duo will bring their high-energy live show.

Other top acts include tribal house legend DJ Minx, London jungle duo Shy FX & ID, Italian maestro Claudio Coccoluto, and more.

Supporting Lineup

Filling out the lineup are the next generation of DJs and producers pushing electronic music forward:

  • Kikelomo – Fast-rising British-Nigerian DJ making waves with sets spanning house, breaks, and beyond.
  • Jamz Supernova – Future-bass mixing BBC Radio 1Xtra veteran and label owner.
  • Paula Temple – Techno revolutionary molding muscular, hypnotic tracks on the razor’s edge.
  • Volen Sentir – Ukrainian deep house darling with a melodic progressive touch.
  • ROD – Parisian electro and techno shapeshifter.
  • DJ Lefto – Belgian cratedigger providing eclectic jazz and global beats.

And over 50 more local Swiss and international emerging talents.

Music Genres

While the festival leans towards various forms of dance music like techno, house, electro, breaks, and drum & bass, there will also be touches of ambient, funk, soul, jazz, and world music sprinkled throughout. This diversity of sounds allows attendees to experience fresh mixes and tempos as they move between the various stages and tents over the course of each day and night.

The late night club showcases will focus on heavier techno and electronic sounds, while the afternoon après-ski parties feature brighter, upbeat house and disco. The iconic sunset parties at Kuklos offer breathtaking views and lend themselves to melodic, dubby, and leftfield sounds. In total, the music programming at Shapes Leysin 2024 will provide a multi-sensory experience unlike any other festival in the world.

Tickets & Packages

Shapes Festival Leysin 2024 offers a variety of ticket and package options to fit any budget and preference.

Pricing & Purchase Options

Tickets can be purchased online via the official festival website, with the following options available:

  • Festival Pass (6 days of access) – CHF 250
  • Day Pass – CHF 50-60 per day
  • Sunset Party at Kuklos Pass – CHF 80
  • VIP Upgrade Add-On – CHF 150

Early bird pricing is offered on festival passes purchased 4+ months in advance. Lineup announcements typically occur 2-3 months before the festival.

In addition to general admission tickets, there are a variety of special packages available:

  • Accommodation + Festival Pass Package – Starts from CHF 380
  • Travel (Airport Transfers) + Accommodation + Festival Pass Package – Starts from CHF 550
  • Ultimate VIP Package – Starts from CHF 1200

Payment plans are offered for certain packages as well.

Deals on Tickets, Lodging, Travel

The festival website features exclusive hotel and Airbnb partnerships in Leysin to provide discounted accommodation options for attendees. Use the code “SHAPES2024” when booking for 10-20% off rates at participating properties.

Packages that bundle festival tickets, lodging and airport transfers offer savings of up to 30% compared to purchasing individually.

Promotional codes are released periodically leading up to the festival for discounts on tickets and add-ons like VIP upgrades. Follow the festival’s social media channels for announcements.

Recommended Lodging Areas

We recommend staying as close as possible to the main festival site at Leysin Ski Resort. Top areas include:

  • Leysin Centre – Walking distance to festival, closest proximity
  • Leysin-Feydey – 5 min bus or taxi to festival
  • Aigle Centre – 15 min train ride to Leysin
  • Montreux – 30 min train ride to Leysin

Wherever you stay, be sure to book accommodation early to secure the best rates and availability.

Consider convenience, distance to festival, amenities, and cost when choosing lodging. Shuttles can provide transportation from outskirts if needed. Leverage festival partnerships for deals on top area properties.

Experience the slopes and vibes of Leysin with ultimate convenience by booking discounted packages and lodging for Shapes Festival 2024!

Experience Highlights

The Shapes Festival Leysin offers a multi-faceted experience beyond just the music, with various activities and events to highlight.

Sunset Parties, Après-Ski, Club Nights

The iconic sunset parties at the Kuklos stage perched at 2100m provide an unforgettable festival highlight. Dance the night away as the sun dips behind the breathtaking panoramic alpine views. This is one of the highest clubbing experiences in Europe!

Lively après-ski parties pop up in the late afternoons on the various ski slopes and mountain bars for an upbeat social vibe. Wind down from a day of hitting the slopes and enjoy drinks, dancing, and mingling. Costumes and silliness encouraged!

As the sun goes down, the parties transition to the festival stages and club showcases in the village. Late night raving to techno, house, and electro beats from the world-class DJs and live acts pulsate until dawn. The underground Club Underbelly is the nocturnal heart of the event.

Unique Venues & Stages

In addition to the slopes and the flagship Kuklos sunset hub, Shapes utilizes a number of unique indoor and outdoor venues:

  • Alpine Lodge Stage – Intimate shows in a cozy Alpine lodge.
  • Igloo Dome – Mysterious ice cave-like structure with projections and visuals.
  • The Village – Outdoor stages erected right in town square.
  • The Underbelly – Industrial underground concrete venue for late night club vibes.

Roving sound systems also pop up around town and on the mountains throughout the week for impromptu happenings.

International & Local Artists

The festival struck a balance between world-famous headliners and underground Swiss talents:

  • Kode9 (UK)
  • Optimo (Scotland)
  • Session Victim (Germany)
  • Kikelomo (UK/Nigeria)
  • Kalabrese (Switzerland)
  • Perlair (Switzerland)
  • Lex & Locke (Switzerland)
  • Afshin (Switzerland)

Attendees will discover fresh new favorites from the regional scene while also catching critically acclaimed icons of electronic music all in one place.

With stunning settings, unique venues, and diverse underground sounds, Shapes Festival Leysin 2024 offers an alpine party experience like no other. Join us in the slopes and vibes!

Travel & Accommodations

Shapes Festival Leysin 2024 offers convenient access for international travelers and a variety of lodging options.

Directions – Train, Car, Plane

The festival takes place in the alpine village of Leysin, Switzerland just over an hour from Geneva. Here are travel options to access the festival:

By Plane

  • Fly into Geneva Airport (GVA) which has direct flights from most major European hubs.
  • From the airport take the train from Geneva Airport station to Aigle station (1 hour)
  • At Aigle transfer to the mountain railway up to Leysin (20 minutes)

By Train

  • Take a direct high-speed rail service to Aigle station from major Swiss cities like Zurich, Bern, and Basel.
  • Transfer to the Leysin mountain railway.

By Car

  • Leysin is accessible by motorway from Geneva, Bern, Basel and Zurich.
  • Use GPS navigation to Leysin village center and festival parking areas.

Shuttles between lodging and the festival are available for those staying further from the main venue.

Hotels, Hostels, Airbnbs

Leysin offers abundant accommodation from hotels to apartments:

  • Hotels – 3-4 star hotels located slopeside and in the village. Starts from CHF 150/night.
  • Hostels – Budget dorms and private rooms. Beds from CHF 40/night.
  • Chalets – Catered and self-catered ski chalets. Full chalets from CHF 800/night.
  • Apartments – Local Airbnbs and holiday rentals. 2-4 person apartments from CHF 100/night.

Book 9-12 months in advance for best rates and availability.

Camping Options

Unfortunately camping is not offered on-site at the mountain venue. Here are some options:

  • Hotels/apartments in town center – Most convenient walking distance option.
  • Camping ground in Aigle – Tent/RV sites 25 mins away by train.
  • Rent a campervan – Drive and sleep in your own mobile accommodation.

With stunning Swiss views and venue access, stay right in the heart of the action when traveling for Shapes Leysin 2024!

More Event Information

Official Website & Social Media

Follow for the latest news, announcements, contests, and more!

Reviews & Photos

See photos and read reviews from past attendees on sites like Festicket, Everfest, and Facebook. Check the official hashtag #shapesfestival across social media.

With world-class electronic music, stunning alpine settings, and an energetic crowd, Shapes Festival Leysin 2024 is an epic experience not to miss!

Frequently Ask Questions

March 18-24, 2024.

This is an 18+ event. Valid photo ID required.

Unfortunately camping is not offered at the mountain venues. See lodging options in town.

No, this is an adults-only festival. Get a babysitter and have an epic kid-free week!

The festival focuses on electronic music, especially house, techno, electro, drum & bass, and more.

Leysin is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes by car or train from Geneva Airport.

This is a special event on the festival’s final day at the mountain top Kuklos stage at 2100m elevation. Dance as the sun sets over panoramic alpine views.

Conclusion

Mark your calendars for the epic return of Shapes Festival Leysin from 18-24 March 2024! This one-of-a-kind festival in the Swiss Alps provides an unforgettable experience.

Over 6 days and nights, attendees can enjoy world-class electronic music, lively après-ski parties, mountain-top sunset parties at the iconic Kuklos stage, and an overall amazing atmosphere. Check out the lineup of top international DJs and local Swiss talents.

Tickets and packages are on sale now, including discounted combo deals on accommodation, travel, and more to maximize savings. Browse lodging options in Leysin and the surrounding areas to find the perfect spot.

Learn more details in the official festival guide covering everything from the venue map, travel directions, and FAQs to the full menu of ski and party activities.

Join the mountain vibes and dancing under the stars at the highest club in Europe! Don’t miss out on Shapes Festival Leysin 2024 – secure your tickets today for the ultimate alpine party experience.

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